M TENNIS CENTRAL: #10 Vols vs. #33 Alabama

April 11, 2013


#6 TENNESSEE vs. #33 ALABAMA
Friday, April 12 | 2 p.m. ET
Barksdale Stadium | Knoxville, Tenn.
SEC Projected Lineups
TENNESSEE
Singles
ALABAMA
So. // Priekuli, Latvia
» Record: 32-5 (7-1)
» Ranking: 4
1
Jarryd Botha
Sr. // Cape Town, South Africa
» Record: 26-10 (5-4)
» Ranking: 79
Libietis had his nine-match winning streak snapped Sunday in the deciding match vs. LSU ... Sophomore is 18-2 in dual matches this spring as he wraps up his 2nd year at the No. 1 position.
So. // Kennesaw, Ga.
» Record: 27-7 (6-3)
» Ranking: 30
2
Daniil Proskura
Jr. // Tallinn, Estonia
» Record: 23-15 (3-6)
» Ranking: N/R
Reese in his second year at the No. 2 spot, went 6-5 last year in SEC play ... 12-4 in dual matches this year ... Had his 5-match winning streak stopped at LSU.
Jr. // Sydney, Aust.
» Record: 17-9 (6-3)
» Ranking: N/R
3
Becker O'Shaughnessey
Fr. // Macon, Ga.
» Record: 26-11 (4-3)
» Ranking: 98
Chaplin is back at the No. 3 position this weekend, where he has a 5-2 record, including 1-0 in the SEC ... Has 17 wins this season, one shy of his career best.
Soph. // Knoxville, Tenn.
» Record: 22-13 (0-7)
» Ranking: N/R
4
David Vieyra
So. // Mississauga, Canada
» Record: 6-16 (2-4)
» Ranking: N/R
Fickey is on a seven-match losing streak ... Ranked as high as No. 76 earlier this season ... Has a 12-8 record in dual matches this spring
Sr. // Bowie, Md.
» Record: 19-9 (3-2)
» Ranking: N/R
5
Phil Tsangarides
So. // Strovolos, Cyprus
» Record: 8-12 (1-6)
» Ranking: N/R
Collins is back at the No. 5 position, like he started the spring (5-3) ... One win away of his third career 20-win season (career high: 23)
Sr. // Carmarthen, Wales
» Record: 14-15 (1-6)
» Ranking: N/R
6
Stuart Kenyon
So. // Houston, Texas
» Record: 14-18 (5-4)
» Ranking: N/R
Jones is looking to snap his losing streak this weekend, having lost 6 of his last 7 at the No. 5 position ... Taylor Patrick (20-10) has started the last four matches at No. 6, winning a pair of critical three-set matches in the Vols' wins.
TENNESSEE
Doubles
ALABAMA
M. Libietis / H. Reese
» Record: 9-0 (9-0)
» Ranking: 6
1
J. Botha / D. Vieyra
» Record: 5-4 (3-4)
» Ranking: 30
Libietis and Reese, the Vols' No. 1 team from 2012, have played together since the start of March and already ranked 6th nationally ... Have four top-25 wins already ... Went 7-4 in SEC play last year.
B. Fickey / J. Chaplin
» Record: 5-3 (4-3)
» Ranking: N/R
2
B. O'Shaughnessey / D. Proskura
» Record: 8-2 (6-2)
» Ranking: 58
Fickey and Chaplin are off to a 5-3 start together ... Played some together at the No. 2 position last year (3-4) ... They are 1-2 since moving up to the No. 2 position.
J. Collins / E. Jones
» Record: 12-9 (3-4)
» Ranking: 60
3
S. Kenyon / P. Tsangarides
» Record: 3-5 (3-5)
» Ranking: N/R
Jones and Collins, the senior doubles team, is back to No. 3 doubles again this week ... Jones now has 87 career doubles wins, which ranks ninth on the Vols' career list ... Collins not far behind with No. 81.


 

 

 

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