Mikelis Libietis earned his second SEC Player of the Week honor this week, the first being the week of Feb. 9.
Libietis shared the honors with Texas A&M's Jordan Szabo and Georgia's Garrett Brasseaux.
The junior from Priekuli, Latvia, earned this honor after an impressive 4-0 weekend against LSU and Arkansas, both resulting in Vol victories.
Libietis swept a pair of straight-set singles matches on court two, as well as a pair of doubles matches with partner Hunter Reese.
Friday Night Tennis on the Plains
The match against No. 29 Auburn will pit the Vols in quite the hostile environment, but UT has a good history against AU. Tennessee has won eight straight in the series, including a 4-0 sweep in Knoxville last season.
The last time UT lost to Auburn was the year before current head coach Sam Winterbotham arrived in Knoxville.
Daniel Cochrane (No. 61) comes in as the highest-ranked player for the Tigers. Last season, he played an unfinished match against Hunter Reese.
UT v. Bama
No introduction needed....whenever Tennessee and Alabama get together, it will be a tough battle. No. 33 Alabama is 2-8 vs. UT in its last 10 meetings, but one of those wins came the last time UT came to Tuscaloosa--6-1 victory in 2012 (UT got revenge in the SEC tournament two matches later)
The last time these two squads met, Tennessee's three seniors sparked the 4-1 victory to start the final home weekend of last year's regular season.
If the lineups hold to form, Hunter Reese will face Daniil Proskura in a rematch dating back to the SEC tournament in 2012. Reese swept Proskura 6-1, 6-4 to help UT defeat UA, 4-1 in the first round. The two play an unfinished match in Knoxville last season.