M TENNIS CENTRAL: #5 Vols vs. #12 Texas A&M



March 28, 2013


#5 TENNESSEE vs. #12 TEXAS A&M
Friday, March 29 | 3 p.m. ET
Barksdale Stadium | Knoxville, Tenn.

SEC Projected Lineups
TENNESSEE
Singles
TEXAS A&M
So. // Priekuli, Latvia
» Record: 30-4 (5-0)
» Ranking: 3
1
Jeremy Efferding
So. // Boca Raton, Fla.
» Record: 19-6 (5-1)
» Ranking: 40
Libietis is now ranked a career-best No. 3, the third-highest ranked Vol in the Winterbotham era ... Named SEC Player of the Week ... 8-2 against top 50 opponents this year.
RS-So. // Kennesaw, Ga.
» Record: 25-6 (4-2)
» Ranking: 31
2
Junior Ore
Jr. // MGaithersburg, Md.
» Record: 12-9 (3-2)
» Ranking: N/R
Reese in his second year at the No. 2 spot, went 6-5 last year in SEC play ... Riding a 3-match winning streak ... 10-3 in dual matches this year.
Soph. // Knoxville, Tenn.
» Record: 22-11 (0-5)
» Ranking: 115
3
Harrison Adams
Fr. // New Braunfels, Texas
» Record: 17-8 (2-2)
» Ranking: N/R
Fickey is back at the No. 3 position, where he played the SEC season last year (4-7) ... on a five-match losing streak ... First of three Vols to reach 20 singles/20 doubles wins this year
Jr. // Sydney, Aust.
» Record: 15-8 (4-2)
» Ranking: N/R
4
Shane Vinsant
Fr. // Keller, Texas
» Record: 18-9 (3-1)
» Ranking: 93
Chaplin has won his court in the Vols' 4 SEC victories this season ... Career 12-9 in SEC play ... Won 18 matches last season.
Sr. // Carmarthen, Wales
» Record: 14-14 (1-5)
» Ranking: N/R
5
Jackson Withrow
So. // Omaha, Neb.
» Record: 10-7 (1-1)
» Ranking: 118
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 ... Jones won the clinching match against Texas A&M at National Indoors (def. Szabo)
Sr. // Knoxville, Tenn.
» Record: 19-9 (1-0)
» Ranking: N/R
6
Behzad Minavi
So. // Houston, Texas
» Record: 815-7 (3-2)
» Ranking: N/R
Patrick won his first career SEC match on Sunday, clinching the Vols' win over Vanderbilt ... Only rematch from previous meeting with A&M ... Last Meeting: Minavi def. Patrick 6-2, 7-5
TENNESSEE
Doubles
TEXAS A&M
M. Libietis / H. Reese
» Record: 6-0 (6-0)
» Ranking: 7
1
J. Ore / J. Withrow
» Record: 12-4 (4-1)
» Ranking: 11
Libietis and Reese, the Vols' No. 1 team from 2012, have played together since the start of March and already ranked 7th nationally ... Have three top-25 wins already ... Went 7-4 in SEC play last year.
B. Fickey / J. Chaplin
» Record: 5-1 (4-1)
» Ranking: N/R
2
H. Adams / S. Vinsant
» Record: 23-7 (5-0)
» Ranking: 25
Fickey and Chaplin are off to a 5-1 start together ... Played some together at the No. 2 position last year (3-4) ... Moved up to the No. 2 position last week, where they clinched the doubles point against Kentucky
T. Patrick / E. Jones
» Record: 2-0 (1-0)
» Ranking: N/R
3
J. Efferding / J. Szabo
» Record: 13-7 (2-1)
» Ranking: N/R
Jones and Patrick played together last weekend, going 1-0 with a win against Vandy ... Jones now has 84 career doubles wins, which ranks 10th on the Vols' career list ... It was Patrick's first SEC doubles win.

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