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TENNIS ITA KICK-OFF: #18 North Carolina



Jan. 26, 2013



#19 TENNESSEE vs. #18 NORTH CAROLINA
Saturday, January 26 | 7 p.m. ET
Atkins Center | Champaign, Ill.
Projected Lineups
TENNESSEE
Singles
NORTH CAROLINA
So. // Priekuli, Latvia
» Record: 20-3
» Ranking: 9
1
Esben Hess-Olesen
So. // Viby, Denmark
» Record: 13-4
» Ranking: 18
Libietis is in his second season playing No. 1 singles and doubles ... Holds a 6-0 dual match record, five of those matches at 1 ... He is facing his fourth top-25 opponent this season (2-1) ... Won Friday 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 against Illinois' Hiltzik.
RS-So. // Kennesaw, Ga.
» Record: 18-3
» Ranking: 40
2
Nelson Vick
Jr. // Grafton, Wis.
» Record: 10-3
» Ranking: 58
Reese in his second year at the No. 2 spot ... Riding a career-best 10 match winning streak ... Did not finish his match Friday, match was clinched in the third set against Illinois' Kopinski.
Jr. // Sydney, Aust.
» Record: 10-4
» Ranking: N/R
3
Brett Clark
Fr. // Naples, Fla.
» Record: 7-3
» Ranking: 57
Chaplin played up at the 3 spot last week, recording three wins ... Career-best winning streak is three matches ... Entering second full year of singles starting at UT ... Played No. 4 last year ... Did not finish his match Friday vs. Abdelnour.
Soph. // Knoxville, Tenn.
» Record: 17-5
» Ranking: N/R
4
William Parker
Sr. // Shelby, N.C.
» Record: 9-3
» Ranking: 102
Fickey was lights out in the season-opening weekend at home, going 6-0 in dual matches and winning two of those matches by 6-0, 6-0 scores ... On a career-best 7-match winning streak ... First off court Friday with a 6-0, 7-5 win.
Sr. // Bowie, MD.
» Record: 14-3
» Ranking: N/R
5
Oystein Steiro
So. // Snaroya, Norway
» Record: 3-3
» Ranking: N/R
Collins played 1-5 in the Maryland lineup his first three years ... Very familiar with the UNC squad, Maryland upset them last year ... 4-0 in dual matches this spring ... Clinched the Vols' 4-0 win with a three-set victory over Page.
Sr. // Carmarthen, Wales
» Record: 11-5
» Ranking: N/R
6
Taylor Meyer
Sr. // Raleigh, N.C.
» Record: 4-6
» Ranking: N/R
Jones is entering his third year of starting in the singles lineup, moving back to No. 6 after playing 5 in 2012 ... Enters weekend on a 4-match winning streak ... Has won at least 20 matches the last two seasons.
TENNESSEE
Doubles
NORTH CAROLINA
J. Chaplin / M. Libietis
» Record: 10-1
» Ranking: 26
1
E. Hess-Olesen / N. Vick
» Record: 7-4
» Ranking: 44
Libietis is back at No. 1 doubles, this year with Chaplin ... They are 6-0 so far in dual matches and reached the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American ... Libietis won the Ohio Valley Regional title with Collins ... Chaplin took a title at the Baylor Intercollegiate with Jones.
J. Collins / E. Jones
» Record: 5-2
» Ranking: N/R
2
B. Clark / W. Parker
» Record: 5-4
» Ranking: N/R
Collins and Jones are the most veteran doubles players on the team, Collins with 74 doubles wins and Jones with 79 ... Collins played No. 1 doubles last year at Maryland ... Jones has started doubles every year of his career at UT and was a member of the 2010 NCAA All-Tournament Team.
B. Fickey / H. Reese
» Record: 9-0
» Ranking: N/R
3
S. DePaolo / O. Steiro
» Record: 2-2
» Ranking: N/R
Fickey and Reese, playing their first collegiate season, already have six dual match wins between the 2 and 3 positions ... Reese played No. 1 doubles with Libietis last year and was ranked as high as 7th ... Fickey played 2 and 3 doubles with multiple partners last season.
ITA KICK-OFF WEEKEND
  • The 19th-ranked Vols (8-0) are coming off a tight 4-0 victory over host Illinois on Friday. To qualify for the National Team Indoor Championships, Tennessee must now beat No. 18 North Carolina, the team that ousted them 4-0 from the NCAA Championships last year in the second round. North Carolina defeated Tulsa on Friday.
  • Tennessee, Tulsa and North Carolina chose to travel to the Illinois region of the tournament in a draft last summer. All four teams are in the top 25, making this perhaps the most competitive region.
  • This is the first of two straight weekends the Vols will be playing Illinois. They face the Illini in a regularly-scheduled non-conference match next Friday. Illinois is hosting the NCAA Championships for the first time in May, so Tennessee could be visiting Champaign, Ill., three times in 2013.


 

 

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