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M Tennis: Vols at Vanderbilt

March 20, 2014


#15 TENNESSEE vs. #33 VANDERBILT
Friday, March 21 | 7 p.m. ET
Nashville, Tenn.

HOME AND ROAD

• Tennessee (13-6, 2-3 SEC) looks to get back over .500 in SEC play this weekend with a road match at No. 33 Vanderbilt on Friday and a home match on Sunday against No. 14 Kentucky.
• Friday's match is part of a rare men's and women's SEC doubleheader in Nashville. The Lady Vols take on Vanderbilt's women at 3 p.m. Eastern followed by the Vols' match at 7 p.m.
• The Vols host Kentucky on Sunday at 1 p.m.

LAST YEAR AGAINST VANDERBILT

• Tennessee won two close matches on the road, both at home during the regular season and in the SEC Championship quarterfinals at Ole Miss.
Taylor Patrick, now a graduate, clinched his first career SEC victory on court 6 during the regular season. In the SEC tournament, Tennessee collected the doubles point and won in singles through the top half of the lineup.

#9 Tennessee 4, #13 Vanderbilt 2
March 24, 2013

Singles


1. #6 Mikelis Libietis, UT, def. #25 Ryan Lipman, VU, 6-3, 6-2

2. #29 Hunter Reese, UT, vs. #41 Gonzales Austin, VU, 3-6, 6-2, 4-5 unf.

3. Jeff Offerdahl, VU, def. #115 Brandon Fickey, UT, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4

4. Jarryd Chaplin, VU, def. Marc Van der Merwe, VU, 4-6, 6-0, 7-5

5. Kris Yee, VU, def. Ed Jones, UT, 6-1, 6-4

6. Taylor Patrick, UT, def. Rhys Johnson, VU, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-0

Doubles

1. #17 Libietis/Reese, UT, def. Lipman/Van der Merwe, VU, 8-3

2. Fickey/Chaplin, UT, vs. Austin/Eswaran, 7-5 unf.

3. Patrick/Jones, UT, def. Offerdahl/Johnson, VU, 8-4

Tennessee 4, Vanderbilt 1
April 19, 2013

 Singles


1. #3 Mikelis Libietis (UT) def. #13 Ryan Lipman (VU) 6-2, 7-6 (4)

2. #34 Hunter Reese (UT) def. #51 Gonzales Austin (VU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

3. Jarryd Chaplin (UT) def. Jeff Offerdahl (VU) 7-5, 6-3

4. John Collins (UT) vs. Kris Yee (VU) 5-7, 4-3, unf.

5. Marc van der Merwe (VU) vs. Ed Jones (UT) 2-6, 7-5, unf.

6. Rhys Johnson (VU) def. Taylor Patrick (UT) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

1. #3 Mikelis Libietis/Hunter Reese (UT) vs. Ryan Lipman/Gonzales Austin (VU) 7-5, unfinished

2. #47 John Collins/Ed Jones (UT) def. Marc van der Merwe/Rhys Johnson (VU) 8-5

3. Jarryd Chaplin/Taylor Patrick (UT) def. Jeff Offerdahl/Suresh Eswaran (VU) 8-6

NO. 1 VS. NO. 2

• The No. 1 doubles match should provide plenty of highlights Friday: Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese, ranked No. 2 nationally, take on the top-ranked Vanderbilt team of Ryan Lipman and A.J. Austin
• Libietis and Reese are 26-3 overall this year, including 5-0 to start the year in SEC play. They are on a 16-match SEC winning streak dating back to their freshman year.
• The only previous meeting between the schools was an unfinished match last year during the SEC Championships. Libietis and Reese were serving for the match up 7-5.

IN THE RANKINGS

TENNESSEE

Singles


No. 22 - Hunter Reese

No. 34 - Mikelis Libietis
Doubles

No. 2 - Libietis/Reese

VANDERBILT

Singles


No. 16 - Gonzales Austin

No. 102 - Ryan Lipman
Doubles

No. 1 - Austin/Lipman

KENTUCKY

Singles


No. 10 - Tom Jomby

No. 67 - Beck Pennington
Doubles

No. 26 - Jomby/Lai
No. 73 - Ellefson/Hirooka

 

 

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