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M TENNIS CENTRAL: #9 Mississippi

March 9, 2013



#10 TENNESSEE vs. #9 MISSISSIPPI
Sunday, March 10 | 2 p.m. ET
Oxford, Miss.
SEC Projected Lineups
TENNESSEE
Singles
MISSISSIPPI
So. // Priekuli, Latvia
» Record: 26-4 (1-0)
» Ranking: 13
1
Nik Scholtz
So. // Caledon, South Africa
» Record: 15-4 (2-1)
» Ranking: 12
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 eight ranked wins ... Scholtz won first meeting of the year ... Libietis 1-2 in all-time meetings.
RS-So. // Kennesaw, Ga.
» Record: 22-6 (1-1)
» Ranking: 33
2
Jonas Lutjen
Sr. // Schessel, Germany
» Record: 21-7 (1-2)
» Ranking: 5
Reese held on to clinch the Vols' 4-2 victory over Mississippi State, beating Stropp 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 ... Eight ranked wins this year ... Has a 1-1 record against Lutjen in 3 meetings ... All matches played indoors.
Soph. // Knoxville, Tenn.
» Record: 22-7 (0-1)
» Ranking: 76
3
Stefan Lindmark
Fr. // Stockholm, Sweden
» Record: 13-6 (2-1)
» Ranking: 106
Fickey is playing his second weekend the No. 3 position, where he played the SEC season last year (4-7) ... No. 76 is a career-best ranking ... Lost to Mississippi State's Angus in three sets.
Jr. // Sydney, Aust.
» Record: 12-6 (1-0)
» Ranking: N/R
4
William Kallberg
Sr. // Stockholm, Sweden
» Record: 16-8 (1-2)
» Ranking: 55
Chaplin playing at No. 4 for the second weekend this season, where he played last year in SEC play (6-5) ... Won 18 matches last year ... First off the court with a win in the Vols' win over Mississippi State, beating No. 93 Chaudry.
Sr. // Carmarthen, Wales
» Record: 13-11 (0-2)
» Ranking: N/R
5
Johan Backstrom
Jr. // Uppsala, Sweden
» Record: 18-14 (2-1)
» Ranking: N/R
Played No. 5 last year in SEC play, going a team-leading 7-4 ... He's 12-10 in SEC singles matches in his career ... Lost to MSU's White 6-2, 6-2 on Friday.
Sr. // Bowie, MD.
» Record: 17-8 (1-1)
» Ranking: N/R
6
Adriaan du Toit
Fr. // Tulbagh, South Africa
» Record: 0-0 (0-0)
» Ranking: N/R
Collins recorded his first career SEC victory Friday, beating ITF top 50 Vinti 7-5, 6-1 in the victory over MSU ... Playing his second weekend at the No. 6 position ... While du Toit scheduled to start, Adrian Forberg Skogeng started Friday vs. Georgia
TENNESSEE
Doubles
MISSISSIPPI
M. Libietis / H. Reese
» Record: 1-0 (1-0)
» Ranking: N/R
1
N. Scholtz / J. Lutjen
» Record: 12-4 (3-0)
» Ranking: 5
Libietis and Reese, the Vols' No. 1 team from 2012, are back at the top of the lineup ... Sophomore duo announced their return with an 8-3 win over No. 24 Stropp and Angus of Mississippi State ... Went 7-4 in SEC play last season.
J. Collins / E. Jones
» Record: 9-6 (0-1)
» Ranking: 34
2
J. Backstrom / S. Lindmark
» Record: 9-5 (3-0)
» Ranking: N/R
Collins and Jones are ranked for the first time thanks to a 2-1 performance at National Indoors ... Won their last match to clinch the doubles point against Georgia Tech ... Jones ranked 10th in UT history with 83 career doubles wins.
B. Fickey / J. Chaplin
» Record: 2-0 (1-0)
» Ranking: N/R
3
W. Kallberg / A. du Toit
» Record: 0-1 (0-1)
» Ranking: N/R
Fickey and Chaplin are 2-0 since reuniting, this time at the No. 3 position ... Played some together at the No. 2 court last year (3-4) ... Fickey is first Vol this season with 20 wins in singles and doubles.

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