March 18, 2010

Cran wins singles point as Golden Eagle women fall to Chattanooga, 6-1

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech freshman Victoria Cran captured a hard-earned victory at No. 5 singles, preventing a sweep by Chattanooga in women’s tennis action Thursday as the Lady Mocs took home a 6-1 non-conference victory over the Golden Eagles.

Cran outlasted Annie Green for Tech’s lone point of the afternoon, winning 7-6, 6-3 as the final point came nearly four hours after action had begun. It was the first match on their homecourt for the Golden Eagles (0-5), who will host Austin Peay on Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference contest, along with the Tech men’s team. Those matched begin at 1 p.m.  

UTC earned the doubles point, claiming all three doubles contests for a 1-0 lead.

In singles play, all five of the Mocs’ wins came in straight sets as Chattanooga improved to 4-8 in dual matches this season. Golden Eagle freshman Frederike Kahl put up a battle at No. 4 before falling to Charlotte Bossy, 6-2, 7-6. 

UT Chattanooga 6, Tennessee Tech 1
Cookeville, Tenn. / Thursday, March 18, 2010

Doubles Matches
No. 1 – Hangstefer/Bossy (UTC) def. Kahl/Cran, 8-4
No. 2 – Nurik/Singh (UTC) def. Barnhill/Zora, 8-2
No. 3 – Green/Knizat (UTC) def. Porras/Woodcock, 8-5

Singles Matches
No. 1 – Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Leydi Zora, 6-2, 6-1
No. 2 – Emily Hangstefer (UTC) def. Diana Woodcock, 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 – Shaina Singh (UTC) def. Laura Porras, 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 – Charlotte Bossy (UTC) def. Frederike Kahl, 6-2, 7-6
No. 5 – Victoria Cran (TTU) def. Annie Green, 7-6 (4), 6-3
No. 6 – Jennifer Taylor (UTC) def. Katie Barnhill, 6-4, 6-2

Exhibition – Beata Knizat (UTC) def. Joanna Corkhern, 7-6

Records:
Chattanooga 4-8
Tennessee Tech 0-5


Photo: Victoria Cran hits a return shot in front of partner Frederike Kahl at No. 1 doubles Thursday (photo by Rob Schabert)