Jan. 21, 2013
KNOXVILLE -- The Vols tied a school record with five consecutive shutouts with a 4-0 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Monday to start a triple header.
Tennessee breezed through doubles then won the first sets on all six courts at Goodfriend Tennis Center.
All the points in singles were won by the sophomores. Mikelis Libietis was first off the court with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Daridge Saidi on court 1. Brandon Fickey followed with the same score against Aleix Alvarez on court 4. Hunter Reese clinched the match 6-0, 6-2 against Juanjo de le Llera.
Tennessee continues with two matches against Murray State starting at 2 p.m.
Tennessee 4, Eastern Kentucky 0
1. #9 Mikelis Libietis, UT, def. Daridge Saidi, EKU, 6-1, 6-0
2. #40 Hunter Reese, UT, def. Juanjo de le Llera, EKU, 6-0, 6-2
3. Jarryd Chaplin, UT, vs. Alejandro Alvaro, EKU, 6-4, 4-0 uf.
4. Brandon Fickey, UT, def. Aleix Alvarez, EKU, 6-1, 6-0
5. Taylor Patrick, UT, vs. Joao Maio, EKU, 6-3, 3-1 uf.
6. Sebastian Yllera, UT, vs. Floria Graskamp, EKU, 6-4, 1-2 uf.
1. #26 Libietis/Chaplin, UT, vs. Saidi/Alvaro, EKU, 7-1 uf.
2. Fickey/Reese, UT, def. de le Llera/Smets, EKU, 8-1
3. Edward Jones/Patrick def. Alvarez/Graskamp, EKU, 8-1
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (1,4,2).