Tiffany  Tavares

Tiffany Tavares

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Odyssey Charter

Height:
5-11

RECORD & HONORS
Career Singles Record: 40-56
Career Doubles Record: 23-36

2014-15 - JUNIOR
Singles Record: 13-19
Doubles Record: 10-18

FALL SEASON

  • Opened the fall by winning two of her three matches in both singles and doubles at the Furman Fall Classic
  • In doubles, she partnered with Laurence Guevremont for the first time in her career
  • Closed the fall with a 8-4 loss to Northern Florida's duo of Vazquez/Calderon in the quarterfinals of the Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic

SPRING SEASON

  • Won four of her first five doubles matches of the season with Victoria Olivarez, including a sweep during a doubleheader against Detroit's Davydova/Van Der Goot and WMU's Kuhle/Perinovic.
  • Defeated the duo of Holloway/Taylor from LSU 8-3 for her first conference win of the season.
  • Picked up her first conference win in singles after defeating Kentucky's Taylor Lederman 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-4.
  • Helped the Lady Vols defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks by defeating Mia Jurasic 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (6).
  • Helped Tennessee clinch the doubles point and upset No. 44 Mississippi State with an 8-6 win over Guibe/Timea.
  • 2013-14 - SOPHOMORE
    Singles
    • Won a season high four straight matches from March 16-23 with match sealing wins over South Carolina and Kentucky
    • Notched the match winning point for the second-straight SEC match with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Stephanie Fox of Kentucky (March 23)
    • Sealed team's first SEC win with victory over Dominika Kanakova of South Carolina (Mar. 16) 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-4
    • Swept the weekend vs. Ohio State (Feb. 21) and Indiana (Feb. 23) with a 63-6, 6-1, 6-2 comeback victory over Noelle Malley and 6-1, 6-4 win over Shannon Murdy at No. 6 singles
    • Secured win over Chattanooga's Ailson Storie 6-2, 6-2 (Feb. 16)
    • Battled at No. 4 singles for the win against Nicole Robinson of Purdue 2-6, 6-3, 1-0(8) (Jan. 25) in the Lady Vols' dual season opener
    • Picked up two wins in the UVA Winter Invitational (Jan. 19-20)
    • Won 6-1, 6-4 over Furman's Katherine Oudin in the Furmal Fall Classic (Sept. 28) for the first win of her sophomore season

    Doubles
    • Gained a win with Ashlee Boles at No. 3 doubles against Belmont's Mather/Gilley 6-1 (Feb. 16)
    • Drilled Ucros/Dodge of Michigan with Ambika Pande 6-0 (Feb. 12)
    • Went 4-3 with Victoria Olivarez in the Fall season with wins over teams from Purdue, Marshall, Virginia and NC State
    • Won with Boles over Clemson's Eidukowyte/Pederzani 8-4 (Nov. 1)
    • Partnered with Brittany Lindl for the Furman Fall Classic beating Vanderbilt 8-3 and Furman 8-3 (Sept. 27)

    2012-13 - FRESHMAN
    Singles
    • Competed in singles play for the Lady Vols against Alabama, Auburn, Miss. St. and in the SEC Tournament
    • Defeated Ana Lorena Belmar H. of Arkansas 6-3, 6-4 (4/5)
    • Rattled off a four match win streak in the month of March, the longest of her collegiate career
    • Defeated Noelle Malley of Ohio State 7-5, 6-2 (2/17)
    • Showed poise in a comback win over No. 94 Amy Zhu of Michigan, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
    • Earned a win over Maike Zeppernick of Nebraska at the ITA Kickoff (1/26)
    • Defeated Natasha Smith of Utah 6-3, 6-3 in the UVA Winter Invitational (1/19)
    • Competed for the first time as a Lady Vol in the Furman Fall Classic
    • Recorded her first collegiate win against Katherine Oudin of Furman University in 6-1, 6-1 sets(9/21)
    • Fought back to win over Olga Kalodzitsa of Armstrong Atlantic in the Clemson Fall Classic (10/12)
    • Defeated NC State's Christy Sipes 6-2, 6-4 during the Tennessee Fall Classic (10/26)

    Doubles
    • Partnered with Kayla McMurry, defeated Bond/Fellows of Prairie View A&M (3/27)
    • Competed in two doubles events at the ITA Kickoff with partner Sarah Toti (1/27)
    • Partnered with Mimi Fotopolous throughout the 2012 doubles campeign

    • Managed wins in both the Furman and Clemson Fall Classics
    • Defeated Stanford/Murray of Furman 8-6 during the Furman Fall Classic with Fotopolous
    • Won two matches at the Clemson Fall Classic beating teams from VCU and Kennesaw State

    PRIOR TO TENNESSEE
    • Ranked as the No. 37 player in the nation as well as a five-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net
    • Came in as the top player in Nevada
    • Won the Class 4A state singles championship as a senior, accounting for Spring Valley High School's first state tennis title
    • Advanced to the state championship during her sophomore season and the semifinals as a junior

    • Recorded back-to-back Southern Zone Regional Tennis Tournament titles as a junior and senior
    • Graduated from Odyssey Charter High School in May 2012
    • Her commitment marks the second consecutive year that Tennessee has signed Nevada's top-ranked prospect

    PERSONAL
    • Chose Tennessee because she felt as if it was the best program for her that would help her become the best tennis player she could be
    • Biggest influences as a high school tennis player were her coach Misha and her trainer Mike

    • Tiffany B Tavares, daughter of David and Penny Tavares, was born Sept. 18, 1993 in Las Vegas, Nev.
    • Recipient of the Wayne Basler Women's Athletic Tennis Endowed Scholarship
     

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