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NCAA Tennis: Vols vs. SC State

May 8, 2013



NCAA: TENNESSEE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA ST.
Friday, May 10 | 2 p.m. ET
Barksdale Stadium | Knoxville, Tenn.
NCAA Projected Lineups
TENNESSEE
Singles
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE
So. // Priekuli, Latvia
» Record: 35-5
» Ranking: 1
1
Tomas Bizon
Sr. // Valasske Mezirici, Czech Republic
» Record: 6-12
» Ranking: N/R
Libietis is the first Vol to be ranked No. 1 at the same time in singles and doubles ... Voted SEC Player of the Year ... 35 wins is already 15 more than his entire freshman total ... Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team ... 9-0 at home this spring.
RS-So. // Kennesaw, Ga.
» Record: 29-7
» Ranking: 34
2
Anton Protsenko
Sr. // Kuiv, Ukraine
» Record: 12-7
» Ranking: N/R
Reese was first-team All-SEC ... SEC All-Tournament Team Selection after going 2-0 in singles ... Going for season win No. 30 today ... Will make his first appearance in the NCAA Singles Championships later this month ... 6-0 at home this year.
Soph. // Knoxville, Tenn.
» Record: 22-13
» Ranking: N/R
3
Artemiy Nikitin
Jr. // Omsk, Russia
» Record: 19-1
» Ranking: N/R
Fickey is back in the lineup after missing the SEC Championships and the final weekend of the SEC season because of a shoulder injury ... Looking to bounce back from a 7-match losing streak ... Had a 10-match winning streak to start the spring.
Jr. // Sydney, Aust.
» Record: 19-11
» Ranking: N/R
4
Peteris Vinogradovs
Sr. // Ligatne, Latvia
» Record: 10-5
» Ranking: N/R
Chaplin was voted second-team All-SEC for the first time in his career ... Went 7-3 in conference play between No. 3 and 4 in the lineup ... Has 19 wins this season, a career best ... Five Vols have at least 20 wins this season already
Sr. // Bowie, Md.
» Record: 20-9
» Ranking: N/R
5
Jiri Stiburek
Fr. // Prici Nad Sazavou, Czech Republic
» Record: 12-3
» Ranking: N/R
Collins ended the season on a high note, winning five of his final six matches ... He has 20 wins this year, the third time in his career he has recorded at least 20 (career high: 20) ... Looking for his first career NCAA team win.
Sr. // Carmarthen, Wales
» Record: 17-16
» Ranking: N/R
6
Marius Dragoi
Fr. // Pitesti, Romania
» Record: 15-2
» Ranking: N/R
Jones is the final active Vol who played on UT's 2010 NCAA final team and is among the most experienced Vols ever in team NCAA play ... Turned his singles season around late, winning 3 of his last 4 ... Provided the clinching win against Florida in the semifinals.
TENNESSEE
Doubles
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE
M. Libietis / H. Reese
» Record: 11-0
» Ranking: 1
1
A. Protsenko / A. Nikitin
» Record: 13-2
» Ranking: N/R
Libietis and Reese are the Vols' fourth No. 1-ranked doubles pairing, the third in the last four years ... Four of their wins are against teams currently ranked in the top 10 ... 34-12 together over the last two years ... Libietis has played his whole career at No. 1 doubles.
B. Fickey / J. Chaplin
» Record: 5-3
» Ranking: N/R
2
P. Vinogradovs / M. Dragoi
» Record: 9-3
» Ranking: N/R
Fickey and Chaplin are set to make their return together in the doubles lineup following Fickey's return from injury ... They are 5-3 in dual matches this year and 1-2 at No. 2 ... Chaplin has a career-best 26 wins this season.
C. Collins / E. Jones
» Record: 15-11
» Ranking: 34
3
T. Bizon / J. Stiburek
» Record: 12-5
» Ranking: N/R
Jones and Collins, the senior doubles team, is back to No. 3 doubles again this week ... They are 3-0 at the No. 3 position this year and 10-10 at No. 2 ... Have won 6 of their last 8 matches ... Jones has 90 career doubles wins at UT and is 8-1 in his career in NCAA doubles matches
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