WTennis Battles To 4-3 Win Over Purdue

Jan. 25, 2014

CLEMSON, S.C. - It all came down to No. 6 singles and freshman Laurence Guevremont did not disappoint helping the No. 32 Tennessee women's tennis team to a 4-3 comeback victory over No. 27 Purdue Saturday in the opening round of ITA Kickoff Weekend.

Guevremont took to the court with the Lady Vols down 3-2 and after Victoria Olivarez captured a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 5 singles she fought to earn match point with a gritty 6-3, 6-2 win.

The Lady Vols began the day in a tough doubles battle with Purdue. Eve Repic and Laurence Guevremont fell 6-1 at No. 2 doubles to start the day off but the No. 3 doubles pair of Tiffany Tavares and Victoria Olivarez evened things up at one-all with a 6-3 victory.

The doubles point came down to a tiebreak on court one that Purdue eked out 6-5 to head into singles with the 1-0 advantage.

The Boilermakers jumped out to a 2-0 lead as Lindl fell on court three 6-2, 6-1, but Tennessee rallied to even it up with comeback victories by Tavares at No. 4 singles, 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (8), and Repic at No. 1, 6-3, 6-4. Repic came back from a 4-3 deficit to earn the win.

Purdue went ahead as No. 110 ranked Mara Schmidt defeated No. 99 Joanna Henderson, 6-3, 6-3 on court two but the Lady Vols tied things up as Victoria Olivarez came away with the singles win.

The Lady Vols will return to action in the Championship game of the ITA Kickoff Weekend when they face the winner/loser of the No. 13 Clemson vs. No. 56 Fresno State match up to be played Saturday afternoon.

1. #53 Eve Repic (UT) def. Lynda Xepoleas (Purdue) 6-3, 6-4
2. #110 Mara Schmidt (Purdue) def. #99 Joanna Henderson (UT) 6-3, 6-3
3. Daniela Vidal (Purdue) def. Brittany Lindl (UT) 6-2, 6-1
4. Tiffany Tavares (UT) def. Nicole Robinson (Purdue) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (8)
5. Victoria Olivarez (UT) def. Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum (Purdue) 6-2, 7-5
6. Laurence Guevremont (UT) def. Krisztina Kapitany (Purdue) 6-3, 6-2

1. Krisztina Kapitany/Mara Schmidt (Purdue) def. Joanna Henderson/Brittany Lindl (UT) 6-5 

2. Daniela Vidal/Lynda Xepoleas (Purdue) def. Laurence Guevremont/Eve Repic (UT) 6-1

3. Tiffany Tavarez/Victoria Olivarez (UT) def. Nicole Robinson/Natalia Davila (Purdue) 6-3





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