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M TENNIS CENTRAL: #6 Vols vs. #35 Florida



March 16, 2013


#6 TENNESSEE vs. #35 FLORIDA
Saturday, March 16 | 1 p.m. ET
Barksdale Stadium | Knoxville, Tenn.

SEC Projected Lineups
TENNESSEE
Singles
FLORIDA
So. // Priekuli, Latvia
» Record: 27-4 (2-0)
» Ranking: 6
1
Florent Diep
Jr. // Paris, France
» Record: 21-12 (1-1)
» Ranking: 75
Libietis is in his second season playing No. 1 singles and doubles ... At a career-best ranking of No. 6, third-highest ranked player in the Winterbotham era ... Has a 13-1 record in dual matches and has 10 ranked wins
RS-So. // Kennesaw, Ga.
» Record: 23-6 (2-2)
» Ranking: 29
2
Bob van Overbeek
Sr. // Boca Raton, Fla.
» Record: 14-13 (0-2)
» Ranking: 123
Reese in his second year at the No. 2 spot, went 6-5 last year in SEC play between the 2 and 3 positions ... Eight ranked wins this year ... Clinched the Vols' two SEC wins this year.
Soph. // Knoxville, Tenn.
» Record: 22-8 (0-2)
» Ranking: 115
3
Stephane Piro
Jr. // Marseille, France
» Record: 10-3 (1-2)
» Ranking: N/R
Fickey is playing his third weekend the No. 3 position, where he played the SEC season last year (4-7) ... on a two-match losing streak ... First of three Vols to reach 20 singles/20 doubles wins this year
Jr. // Sydney, Aust.
» Record: 13-7 (2-1)
» Ranking: N/R
4
Michael Alford
Jr. // Tampa, Fla.
» Record: 22-11 (1-2)
» Ranking: N/R
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 ... Earned a 6-1, 7-6 (4) victory over South Carolina's Chip Cox.
Sr. // Carmarthen, Wales
» Record: 13-13 (0-4)
» Ranking: N/R
5
Billy Federhofer
Sr. // North Miami
» Record: 15-10 (2-0)
» Ranking: N/R
Played No. 5 last year in SEC play, going a team-leading 7-4 ... He's 12-12 in SEC singles matches in his career ... Looking to reverse a four-match losing streak to start the SEC season
Sr. // Bowie, MD.
» Record: 18-8 (2-1)
» Ranking: N/R
6
Gordon Watson
Fr. // Naples, Fla.
» Record: 19-7 (0-2)
» Ranking: N/R
Collins collected his first career SEC victory last week at Mississippi State ... Won his last three matches ... Got off court quickly against South Carolina, beating Harry Menzies 6-2, 6-2.
TENNESSEE
Doubles
FLORIDA
M. Libietis / H. Reese
» Record: 3-0 (3-0)
» Ranking: 17
1
B. van Overbeek / S. Piro
» Record: 7-3 (1-2)
» Ranking: 57
Libietis and Reese, the Vols' No. 1 team from 2012, have played together just two weeks but are already ranked No. 17 after getting two top-25 wins on the road last week ... Now 3-0 this season, all against the SEC ... Went 7-4 in SEC play last year
J. Collins / E. Jones
» Record: 9-8 (0-3)
» Ranking: 61
2
G. Watson / B. Federhofer
» Record: 14-6 (2-1)
» Ranking: N/R
Collins and Jones went 0-1 last week through Mississippi ... Vols still won the doubles point in both matches ... Jones ranked 10th in UT history with 83 career doubles wins.
B. Fickey / J. Chaplin
» Record: 4-0 (3-0)
» Ranking: N/R
3
F. Diep / M. Alford
» Record: 15-9 (1-1)
» Ranking: N/R
Fickey and Chaplin are off to a 4-0 start together the last two weeks ... Played some together at the No. 2 position last year (3-4) ... Tennessee is 4-0 in SEC play (15-3 overall) at the No. 3 doubles spot this year

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