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M TENNIS CENTRAL: #9 Georgia

Feb. 28, 2013



#8 TENNESSEE vs. #9 GEORGIA
Friday, March 1 | 2:30 p.m. ET
Dan Magill Tennis Complex | Athens, Ga.
SEC Projected Lineups
TENNESSEE
Singles
GEORGIA
So. // Priekuli, Latvia
» Record: 24-4
» Ranking: 13
1
KU Singh
Sr. // Guragaon, India
» Record: 11-4
» Ranking: 11
Libietis is in his second season playing No. 1 singles and doubles in SEC play (4-7 last year) ... has been ranked in the top 15 all year and has seven ranked wins ... went 2-1 at National Indoors.
RS-So. // Kennesaw, Ga.
» Record: 21-4
» Ranking: 33
2
Nathan Pasha
So. // Atlanta, Ga.
» Record: 19-10
» Ranking: 42
Reese in his second year at the No. 2 spot, went 6-5 last year in SEC play between the 2 and 3 positions ... Six ranked wins this year ... Reese and Pasha were the top two Georgia players in the 2011 signing class.
Soph. // Knoxville, Tenn.
» Record: 22-6
» Ranking: 76
3
Ben Wagland
Fr. // New South Wales, Australia
» Record: 14-5
» Ranking: 95
Fickey stepping up to the No. 3 position this weekend, where he played the SEC season last year (4-7) ... No. 76 is a career-best ranking ... Has won 12 of his last 13 matches.
Jr. // Sydney, Aust.
» Record: 11-6
» Ranking: N/R
4
Hernus Pieters
Jr. // Pretoria, South Africa
» Record: 15-8
» Ranking: 72
Chaplin playing at No. 4 for the first time this season, where he played last year in SEC play (6-5) ... Won 18 matches last year ... Previous matches played at No. 3 (4-2).
Sr. // Carmarthen, Wales
» Record: 13-9
» Ranking: N/R
5
Austin Smith
Fr. // Cuming, Ga.
» Record: 13-5
» Ranking: N/R
Jones is coming off a thrilling three-set comeback victory at No. 5 to lead the Vols to a 4-3 win over Texas A&M ... Played No. 5 last year, going a team-leading 7-4 ... He's 12-8 in his career.
Sr. // Bowie, MD.
» Record: 15-7
» Ranking: N/R
6
Garrett Brasseau
Jr. // Mandeville, La.
» Record: 15-10
» Ranking: N/R
Collins will play at the No. 6 for the first time this season in his SEC debut ... It will be his first career match at No. 6 ... Looking for a turnaround, having lost his last three matches.
TENNESSEE
Doubles
GEORGIA
J. Chaplin / M. Libietis
» Record: 13-4
» Ranking: 40
1
B. Wagland / H. Pieters
» Record: 15-7
» Ranking: 6
Libietis is back at No. 1 doubles for SEC play, where he went 7-4 in SEC play ... He and Chaplin have lost their last two matches ... Playing their third top-10 team (1-1).
J. Collins / E. Jones
» Record: 8-5
» Ranking: 34
2
N. Pasha / K. Singh
» Record: 4-1
» Ranking: 23
Collins and Jones are ranked for the first time thanks to a 2-1 performance at National Indoors ... Won 3 of their last 4 matches ... Jones is 19-10 in his career in doubles in the SECs.
B. Fickey / H. Reese
» Record: 13-3
» Ranking: N/R
3
E. Diaz / M. Nunez
» Record: 2-1
» Ranking: N/R
Fickey and Reese, playing their first collegiate season together and have 10 dual match wins between the 2 and 3 positions ... Have lost their last nine matches.
SEC OPENING WEEKEND
  • The eighth-ranked Vols (12-3) are back in the top 10 for the first time since June 2011 and are looking for their first top-10 victory of the year, taking on No. 9 Georgia (7-3).
  • The Vols have traditionally played Georgia in the regular-season finale. The match determined the SEC champion in 2010 and 2011. Georgia won 7-0 in the meeting last year in Knoxville.
  • Reese and Libietis both earned All-SEC honors last year, helping the Vols to a 5-6 record.

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