MEN'S TENNIS CENTRAL: LSU
April 12, 2017

Live Blog @Vol_Tennis vs. LSU
 


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee men's tennis team concludes the regular season this weekend with a doubleheader Thursday and a match Saturday at LSU.

On Thursday, the Vols (9-13, 1-9 SEC) host Alabama (10-15, 2-9) at noon and Charlotte (10-11) at 5 p.m. at Barksdale Stadium. Note the Alabama time is an hour earlier than previously scheduled.

Tennessee wraps up the regular season at LSU on Saturday at 1 p.m.

While Thursday marks the final regular-season matches at Barksdale Stadium, the Vols will be back to host the SEC Championships from April 26-30.

For more news and notes:

PROJECTED LINEUPS

TENNESSEE
Singles
1. #35 Timo Stodder
2. Luis Valero
3. Srdjan Jakovljevic
4. Scott Jones
5. Luca Wiedenmann
6. Jack Schipanski

Doubles
1. #71 Valero/Stodder
2. Jones/Schipanski
3. Jakovljevic/Bhat

ALABAMA
Singles
1. #27 Mazen Osama
2. #97 Thiebault Cancel
3. Alexey Nesterov
4. Edson Ortiz
5. Zhe Zhou
6. Spencer Richey

Doubles
1. Osama/Richey
2. Cancel/Nesterov
3. Ortiz/Zhou

CHARLOTTE
Singles
1. Constandinos Christoforou
2. Sam Rice
3. Alejandro Garcia Moreno
4. Oriol Puig Forne
5. Jensen Martin
6. Josh Aubrey

Doubles
1. Puig Forne/Garcia Moreno
2. Christoforou/Aubrey
3. Rice/Solik

THE GREAT(ER) OUTDOORS

  • Barksdale Stadium, the Vols' outdoor tennis courts since 1976, has undergone its most extensive renovations in 30 years in preparation for hosting the SEC championships later this season.
  • The courts have been completely resurfaced (now in Smokey grey) and a new lighting system has been installed, which will once again allow for night matches.
  • The main entry pavilion is undergoing upgrades and courtside spectator viewing has been added along courts 5 and 6.

STODDER MOVING UP

  • Timo Stodder moved back up five spots in the national singles rankings to No. 35, on shy of his career best.
  • Stodder is looking to secure a spot in the NCAA singles championship in May, which would be his first national college tournament. The cutoff of at-large bids is in the mid-40s.
  • He leads the Vols this season with a 22-13 record and is scheduled to face a pair of top-50 opponents this weekend at the top of the lineup, starting with No. 27 Mazen Osama.

SENIOR CLASS

  • Seniors Jack Schipanski and Sunay Bhat were honored Sunday against Florida.
  • Schipanski, a finance major from Adelaide, Australia, is in his third year starting for the Vols. He reached three national doubles tournaments with Luis Valero; they reached the second round of the NCAA championships last season and won the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships.
  • Bhat, an electrical engineering major, is a three-time ITA Scholar Athlete and won his first career SEC doubles match earlier this spring.

 

 

 

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