Former Vols Rhyne Williams and Tennys Sandgren start their 2012 professional tennis season Tuesday with the Plantation Open, a $10,000 Futures event in Plantation, Fla.
Williams starts the day by facing sixth-seeded Nicolas Devilder of France. Sandgren has the day off in singles; he is scheduled to play qualifier and former Florida Gator Antoine Benneteau of France on Wednesday.
In the afternoon, Williams and Sandgren team up again in doubles to take on the No. 2 seeds: Americans Nick Monroe and Jack Sock. Williams and Sandgren, who live and train together in Boca Raton, Fla., won a Futures doubles title together last year in Canada and reached the final in another.