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    Tiffany Tavares     
     
      Tiffany Tavares
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Odyssey Charter

Height:
5-11

Career Singles Record: 22-34
Career Doubles Record: 13-16
As of March 5

MATCH-BY-MATCH
2012-13

AS A SOPHOMORE (2013-14)
Singles
  • 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)

AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13)
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

HIGH SCHOOL
  • 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 Jennie M. Adcock Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
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