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M TENNIS CENTRAL: #9 Vols vs. #4 Kentucky

March 21, 2013


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#9 TENNESSEE vs. #4 KENTUCKY
Friday, March 22 | 2 p.m. ET
Boone Tennis Stadium | Lexington, Ky.

SEC Projected Lineups
TENNESSEE
Singles
KENTUCKY
So. // Priekuli, Latvia
» Record: 28-4 (3-0)
» Ranking: 6
1
Anthony Rossi
Sr. // Marseille, France
» Record: 20-5 (3-0)
» Ranking: 31
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 14-1 record in dual matches and has 11 ranked wins
RS-So. // Kennesaw, Ga.
» Record: 23-6 (3-2)
» Ranking: 29
2
Tom Jomby
Jr. // Nantes, France
» Record: 21-7 (3-1)
» Ranking: 32
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: 22-9 (0-3)
» Ranking: 115
3
Alejandro Gomez
Jr. // Cali, Colombia
» Record: 5-10 (1-1)
» 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 three-match losing streak ... First of three Vols to reach 20 singles/20 doubles wins this year
Jr. // Sydney, Aust.
» Record: 13-8 (2-2)
» Ranking: N/R
4
Charles Minc
So. // France
» Record: 8-5 (2-3)
» 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 ... Split matches last weekend, beating SC but losing to Florida
Sr. // Carmarthen, Wales
» Record: 14-13 (1-4)
» Ranking: N/R
5
Grant Roberts
Jr. // Lexington, Ky.
» Record: 11-6 (3-1)
» 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 ... Snapped 4-match losing streak Sunday vs. Florida
Sr. // Bowie, MD.
» Record: 18-9 (2-2)
» Ranking: N/R
6
Kevin Lai
Fr. // Taiwan
» Record: 14-4 (2-0)
» Ranking: N/R
Collins collected his first career SEC victory last week at Mississippi State ... Lost deciding match against Florida to even SEC record at 2-2
TENNESSEE
Doubles
KENTUCKY
M. Libietis / H. Reese
» Record: 4-0 (4-0)
» Ranking: 17
1
T. Jomby / K. Lai
» Record: 18-8 (2-2)
» Ranking: 23
Libietis and Reese, the Vols' No. 1 team from 2012, have played together just three weeks but are already ranked No. 17 nationally ... Now 3-0 this season, all against the SEC ... Went 7-4 in SEC play last year.
B. Fickey / J. Chaplin
» Record: 4-1 (3-1)
» Ranking: N/R
2
R. Hirooka/A. Gomez
» Record: 7-7 (2-2)
» Ranking: N/R
Fickey and Chaplin move up this week to the No. 2 position after a 4-1 start together at No. 3 doubles (3-1 SEC) ... The two went 3-4 together last year.
J. Collins / E. Jones
» Record: 9-9 (0-4)
» Ranking: 61
3
G. Roberts/A. Rossi
» Record: 10-4 (4-1)
» Ranking: N/R
Jones and Collins have moved down to the No. 3 position after an 0-4 start to the SEC season ... Pair has been ranked as high as No. 34 nationally this year.


 

 

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