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#VolsOnTour - ATP Rankings (7/14/14)

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There's one current Vol in tournament action this week: Hunter Reese. The rising senior accepted a main wild card to the Tulsa Futures this week and looks to collect his first ATP point. He and Mikelis Libietis won the ITA All-American Championships on Tulsa's courts last October. 

Here are the new ATP rankings as of July 14, 2014:

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 174 (+3)
Doubles: 81 (+1)
Note: New career high in singles of 174 after reaching second-round qualifying at the Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, R.I. ... Made first ATP doubles semifinal with Austin Krajicek ... Off this week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 201 (-3)
Doubles: 433 (-189)
Note: Off last week ... Playing singles and doubles this week at the $50K Binghamton Challenger.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 224 (-3)
Doubles: 192 (+7)
Note: Currently out of action rehabbing from hip surgery.

Matteo Fago
Singles: 933 (+6)
Doubles: 432 (+2)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week.
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On Monday, the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team posted another shutout win, 4-0, over Chinese Taipei at Pim Mulier Stadium. With the victory, Team USA's pitching staff has now allowed just one run over the first three games played during Honkbal Week. 

#Vols Christin Stewart started as designated hitter for Team USA, batting second in the lineup vs. Chinese Taipei. He went 2-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI in the game, putting USA on the board early in the first inning. Following today's performance, Stewart holds a .357 average and a team-leading 10 doubles, while his 13 RBI rank second-best on the club.


The Collegiate National Team will continue with the second half of a double round-robin tournament on Tuesday against Japan, with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m. local time (1 p.m. ET) at Pim Mulier Stadium.

Butch Jones On 104.5 The Zone's Wake Up Zone

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On Monday morning, Tennessee head coach Butch Jones spoke with 104.5 The Zone's Wake Up Zone in Nashville. He gave a preview of SEC Media Days in Birmingham and talked about his team's youth among various topics. Listen back to the 10-minute interview here: 

Happy Birthday - July 14: Cali Hutson

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On July 14 we send Happy Birthday wishes to sophomore soccer player Cali Hutson.

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Happy Birthday wishes on July 13 to outfielder Johnny Youngblood!

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Worley On His Relationship With Peyton

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Vols quarterback Justin Worley is taking part in the Manning Passing Academy again in 2014. Worley continues the tradition of a Tennessee signal caller taking part at the camp, which the legendary Peyton Manning, along with his father and brothers operate. Worley spoke to NOLA.com about his relationship with Peyton.

Tennessee softball alums Raven Chavanne and Lauren Gibson were outstanding in Team USA's 3-2 win over Mexico and its 14-0 (4) win over Chinese Taipei on Saturday in the General Tire World Cup of Softball IX in Irvine, Calif.

Chavanne went 2-for-3 against Mexico with an inside-the-park home run and an RBI single and then went 2-for-3 against Chinese Taipei with two runs and one RBI. Through six games of the World Cup of Softball IX, Chavanne is hitting .556 (10-for-18) with one homer, seven RBIs, six runs, a .580 on-base percentage and a .722 slugging percentage (1.301 OPS).

Gibson shined against Chinese Taipei, going 2-for-2 with an RBI double and a big solo home run. In five appearances in the World Cup of Softball IX, Gibson is hitting .667 (8-for-12) with one homer, four doubles, five RBIs, six runs, a .773 on-base percentage and a ridiculous 1.250 slugging percentage (1.983 OPS).

Chavanne, Gibson and Team USA will play Canada, who they previously defeated 5-3 on July 10, on Sunday in the championship game of the General Tire World Cup of Softball IX. Tune in to watch it live at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Check out Chavanne's thrilling inside-the-park home run vs. Mexico:

Check out Gibson's solo home run vs. Chinese Taipei:

Team USA No-Hits Netherlands

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The US Collegiate National Team no-hit the Netherlands on Saturday in a 3-0 victory. The no-hitter marks the third in the history of the Collegiate National Team and the first on international soil. Both of the previous no-hitters came in Cary, North Carolina, where Team USA held Korea hitless in 2010, and no-hit Guatemala in 2009.

#Vols own Christin Stewart started and hit second in the lineup, going 1-for-4 with one run scored as Team USA's designated hitter against the Netherlands.

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The Collegiate National Team will observe an off day before continuing the tournament on Monday, July 14, as Team USA takes on the Chinese Taipei squad with first pitch scheduled for 2 p.m. local (8 a.m. ET).

Happy Birthday - July 12: Jackson, Propst and Wolfe

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On July 12 we send Happy Birthday wishes to junior Marcus Jackson, sophomore Seneca Propst and senior Whitney Wolfe


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Gibson, Chavanne Lead USA Past Canada, 5-3 (7/10)

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Tennessee softball legends Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne sparked Team USA to a 5-3 win over Canada on Thursday in the General Tire World Cup of Softball IX in Irvine, Calif. Gibson went 3-for-3 with an RBI triple and a walk. Chavanne tallied two hits, including an RBI infield single. Team USA will next play Japan on Friday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Check out all of LG's and Raven's hits vs. Canada below!

Here's Gibson's three hits:

Here's Chavanne's two hits:

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