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MTENNIS CENTRAL: #6 Vols vs. #50 OK State

Jan. 30, 2014


 

#6 VOLS vs. #50 OKLAHOMA STATE
Friday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m. ET
Stillwater, Okla.

EXPERIMENTAL RULES: College tennis teams across the country will be playing with an experimental scoring system in January and February. As always, teams will be vying for four team points, but the match scoring will be a little different. The three doubles matches to start the contest will be played as six-game sets, instead of eight-game sets. Matches will feature no-ad scoring and a tiebreaker if it is tied at 5-5. The team that wins two of the three doubles matches wins one team point. Six singles matches will then be played, each worth one team point. Matches will be best-of-three sets with no-ad scoring. Rules will return to NCAA format after the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in February.

ON THE ROAD

First Road Weekend
  • The Vols are on the road for the first time this season, taking a weekend trip through Oklahoma.
  • Tennessee plays Oklahoma State on Friday at 4 p.m. Eastern and then travels to Tulsa for a match Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • It marks the first UT dual match road trip for Bartosz Sawicki, Markus Kerner and Andrew Dromsky.
  • The Vols were 7-0 on the road last year.

Battle of Unbeatens

  • No. 6 Tennessee enters Friday's match 6-0, all the team's wins coming at home
  • No. 50 Oklahoma State is 5-0
  • Both teams have a shared opponent this season: ETSU

Heading to National Indoors

  • The Vols booked their ticket to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships for the sixth consecutive year
  • Tennessee defeated Michigan State 4-1 and VCU 4-0 last weekend in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend to qualify
  • National Indoors will be held this year in Houston, hosted by Texas A&M

Welcome to 2014


 

 

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