M Tennis: #11 Vols vs. #42 Georgia Tech

March 3, 2014


Tuesday, March 4 | 2 p.m. ET
Barksdale Stadium | Knoxville, Tenn.

SEC Projected Lineups
Mikelis Libietis
So. // Priekuli, Latvia
» Record: 14-9 (0-1)
» Ranking: 32
Nathan Rakitt
So. // Marietta, Ga
» Record: 14-12 (0-1)
» Ranking: N/R
Libietis defeated Juan Spir in straight sets in last year's meeting in Atlanta....Libietis is trying to bounce back from a straight-set loss to No. 16 Austin Smith of Georgia Sunday....4-3 this spring against unranked opponents
RS-Jr. // Kennesaw, Ga.
» Record: 20-6 (0-0)
» Ranking: 21
Carlos Benito
Fr. // Madrid, Spain.
» Record: 17-12 (0-1)
» Ranking: N/R
Reese played an unfinished match against Juan Melian in Atlanta last season...Currently is on a team-high eight-match winning streak dating back to the start of the spring season ... Has recorded one decision in his last six matches....Is an Atlanta-area native, born and raised in Kennesaw, Ga,
Jr. // Knoxville, Tenn.
» Record: 7-8 (0-0)
» Ranking: N/R
Eduardo Segura
Jr. // Madrid, Spain
» Record: 5-6 (0-1)
» Ranking: N/R
Fickey will look to snap a five-match streak without a win...His last win came in Tulsa, where he clinched the match with a win over TU's No. 71 Carlos Bautista....One more singles win will give Fickey 50 wins in his career so far
Sr. // Sydney, Australia
» Record: 11-11 (0-0)
» Ranking: N/R
Casey Kay
RS-So. // Atlanta, Ga.
» Record: 7-9 (0-1)
» Ranking: N/R
Chaplin played Segura last season in Atlanta, up a set when the Vols clinched the match.....Has won two of his last three matches, including a win over Pepperdine's Pedro Leme at the ITA National Indoor Tournament in Houston, Texas...Is two singles wins away from 60 in his career
Jr. // Martinez, Ga.
» Record: 7-2 (0-0)
» Ranking: N/R
Cole Fiegel
Fr. // Alachua, Fla.
» Record: 14-9 (1-0)
» Ranking: N/R
Dromsky is one of two Vols from the state of Georgia. Martinez is a couple hours east of Atlanta....Dromsky has won seven of his first nine singles matches after transferring in from Georgia Southern...Has won three of his first four matches, helping clinch points in three top-20 victories
Sr. // Bowie, MD.
» Record: 15-10 (0-1)
» Ranking: N/R
Will Showers
Fr. // Norcross, Ga.
» Record: 2-2 (0-1)
» Ranking: N/R
Court six pits a matchup of two freshmen....The Estonian Vol has already won 15 matches this season, including an upset of No. 77 Josh Levine of Duke....Won four of his last seven matches...Beat Alex Giannini of Pepperdine to help clinch the come-from-behind match vs. Pepperdine in Houston.
M. Libietis / H. Reese
» Record: 21-3 (1-0)
» Ranking: 2
C. Benito / E. Segura
» Record: 9-2 (0-1)
» Ranking: 15
Libietis and Reese picked up their first SEC doubles win of the season over Pieters/Wagland of Georgia Sunday, 8-5....The pair played Melian and Rakitt last season in Atlanta, but did not finish their match after UT clinched the doubles point...Have won 58 matches together
B. Fickey/J. Chaplin
» Record: 10-5 (0-0)
» Ranking: N/R
N. Rakitt/C. Kay
» Record: 6-6 (0-1)
» Ranking: N/R
Chaplin and Fickey won their match last season in Atlanta, helping UT clinch the doubles point en route to a 4-0 victory....The pair is looking to snap a four match losing streak...The last win for the duo was a 6-4 win over Saba/Semenzato of Duke
M. Kerner/ A. Dromsky
» Record: 10-3 (0-1)
» Ranking: N/R
C. Fiegel / W. Showers
» Record: 1-2 (0-0)
» Ranking: N/R
Kerner and Dromsky have already won 10 doubles matches, having started playing together Jan. 18....Opened the season on a nine-match winning streak....Was the lone pair to win against Pepperdine at ITA Indoor Nationals in Houston in February





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