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Alabama women's tennis cruises to 7-0 win over Chattanooga

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The 42nd-ranked Alabama women's tennis team (5-1) notched its second 7-0 win of the weekend, this one coming against the Chattanooga Lady Mocs on Sunday at the Alabama Tennis Stadium. The sweep was the Crimson Tide's third in a row and fourth of the season through six matches.

Alabama opened the match dominating in doubles where it lost just one game. Tide sophomores Alexa Guarachi and Antonia Foeshe were the first to finish, defeating sophomore Jenna Nurik and junior Shaina Singh on court two, 8-0. Junior Taylor Lindsey and senior Meritt Emery quickly followed with a shutout of Lady Moc seniors Grace Robinette and Annie Green on court three, 8-0.  On court one, Alabama's team of junior Courtney McLane and freshman Alex Clay finished off the doubles sweep with a hard-fought 8-1 win over junior Emily Hangstefer and freshman Alexa Flynn.

"We had a good weekend and ended today on a positive note," Alabama Head Coach Jenny Mainz said. "I liked the way we took control early on every court, and that was one of our goals. We had goals to come out, get in early, take control, and play with conviction, and I feel like we did just that."

The Tide had several quick victories to begin singles, but the Lady Mocs fought back, forcing tiebreaks on a pair of courts. Alabama's Lindsey finished first with a crushing 6-1, 6-0 victory over Chattanooga senior Grace Robinette. She was followed by 72nd-ranked McLane, Foehse and Emery, who, combined, gave up five games in the three wins.

Clay, appearing at No. 3 singles for the first time in dual match play, took her first set 6-3 but was then topped in the second by Lady Moc freshman Alexa Flynn by the same score. Clay dominated the third-set super tiebreaker, winning 10-0.

The most competitive match of the day was also the match to finish last as No. 63 Guarachi outlasted Nurik 6-4, 7-6(3) at No. 1.

The Tide will next play at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic that begins on Feb. 27. Following the tournament, Alabama will open Southeastern Conference action at home when it hosts Tennessee on March 4, at 3 p.m. CT.

RESULTS
Doubles
1. McLane/Clay (UA) def. Hangstefer/Flynn (UTC) 8-1
2. Guarachi/Foehse (UA) def. Nurik/Singh (UTC) 8-0
3. Lindsey/Emery (UA) def. Robinette/Green (UTC) 8-0
Order of Finish: 2,3,1

Singles
1. No. 63 Alexa Guarachi (UA) def. Jenna Nurik (UTC) 6-4, 7-6(3)
2. No.72 Courtney McLane (UA) def. Emily Hangstefer (UTC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Alex Clay (UA) def. Alexa Flynn (UTC) 6-3, 3-6, 10-0
4. Antonia Foehse (UA) def. Shaina Singh (UTC) 6-0, 6-1
5. Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Grace Robinette (UTC) 6-1, 6-0
6. Meritt Emery (UA) def. Charlotte Bossy (UTC) 6-0, 6-2
Order of Finish: 5,2,4*,6,3,1

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The 42nd-ranked Alabama women’s tennis team (5-1) notched its second 7-0 win of the weekend, this one coming against the Chattanooga Lady Mocs on Sunday at the Alabama Tennis Stadium. The sweep was the Crimson Tide’s third in a row and fourth of the season through six matches.

Alabama opened the match dominating in doubles where it lost just one game. Tide sophomores Alexa Guarachi and Antonia Foeshe were the first to finish, defeating sophomore Jenna Nurik and junior Shaina Singh on court two, 8-0. Junior Taylor Lindsey and senior Meritt Emery quickly followed with a shutout of Lady Moc seniors Grace Robinette and Annie Green on court three, 8-0.  On court one, Alabama’s team of junior Courtney McLane and freshman Alex Clay finished off the doubles sweep with a hard-fought 8-1 win over junior Emily Hangstefer and freshman Alexa Flynn.

“We had a good weekend and ended today on a positive note,” Alabama Head Coach Jenny Mainz said. “I liked the way we took control early on every court, and that was one of our goals. We had goals to come out, get in early, take control, and play with conviction, and I feel like we did just that.”

The Tide had several quick victories to begin singles, but the Lady Mocs fought back, forcing tiebreaks on a pair of courts. Alabama’s Lindsey finished first with a crushing 6-1, 6-0 victory over Chattanooga senior Grace Robinette. She was followed by 72nd-ranked McLane, Foehse and Emery, who, combined, gave up five games in the three wins.

Clay, appearing at No. 3 singles for the first time in dual match play, took her first set 6-3 but was then topped in the second by Lady Moc freshman Alexa Flynn by the same score. Clay dominated the third-set super tiebreaker, winning 10-0.

The most competitive match of the day was also the match to finish last as No. 63 Guarachi outlasted Nurik 6-4, 7-6(3) at No. 1.

The Tide will next play at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic that begins on Feb. 27. Following the tournament, Alabama will open Southeastern Conference action at home when it hosts Tennessee on March 4, at 3 p.m. CT.

RESULTS
Doubles
1. McLane/Clay (UA) def. Hangstefer/Flynn (UTC) 8-1
2. Guarachi/Foehse (UA) def. Nurik/Singh (UTC) 8-0
3. Lindsey/Emery (UA) def. Robinette/Green (UTC) 8-0
Order of Finish: 2,3,1

Singles
1. No. 63 Alexa Guarachi (UA) def. Jenna Nurik (UTC) 6-4, 7-6(3)
2. No.72 Courtney McLane (UA) def. Emily Hangstefer (UTC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Alex Clay (UA) def. Alexa Flynn (UTC) 6-3, 3-6, 10-0
4. Antonia Foehse (UA) def. Shaina Singh (UTC) 6-0, 6-1
5. Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Grace Robinette (UTC) 6-1, 6-0
6. Meritt Emery (UA) def. Charlotte Bossy (UTC) 6-0, 6-2
Order of Finish: 5,2,4*,6,3,1

INFORMATION SOURCE: University of Alabama Athletics

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