March 19, 2014
MURRAY, Ky. - The University of Tennessee women's tennis team started off its spring break trip with a clean sweep of Murray State on Wednesday morning defeating the Racers 7-0.
Tennessee started the day off with a bang sweeping doubles play and entering singles with a 1-0 lead.
Ambika Pande and Victoria Olivarez combined for the first win of the day, an 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles. Caitlyn Williams, in action for the first time this spring, partnered up with Joanna Henderson to win at No. 1 doubles 8-4 and seal the point. Williams and Henderson are 8-1 in the 2013-14 season in doubles. Laurence Guevremont and Eve Repic reformed their doubles duo into an 8-6 win on court two for the sweep.
Brittany Lindl added to the Lady Vols lead with a 6-1, 6-3 win on court four while Henderson stayed undefeated on the day with a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles.
Olivarez won in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 over her No. 4 singles opponent and after getting off to a first set loss (3-6), Ambika Pande came back to win 12-straight games for her first career dual meet victory by a 3-6, 6-0, 6-0 score.
Guevremont also battled back from a first set loss to achieve a 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (2) win using a third set tiebreaker while Repic concluded the sweep with a 6-4, 6-3 win on court one.
The Lady Vols will be back in action later Wednesday when they finish out their doubleheader in Murray, Ky. this time against Western Kentucky at 4 p.m. ET
Tennis Match Results
Tennessee vs Murray State
Mar 19, 2014 at Murray, Ky.
(Purcell Tennis Courts)
#47 Tennessee 7, Murray State 0
1. #102 Eve Repic (UT) def. Andrea Eskauriatza (MUR) 6-4, 6-3
2. Joanna Henderson (UT) def. Carla Suga (MUR) 6-3, 6-1
3. Laurence Guevremont (UT) def. Eleonore Tchakarova (MUR) 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (2)
4. Brittany Lindl (UT) def. Megan Blue (MUR) 6-1, 6-3
4. Victoria Olivarez (UT) def. Verginie Echakarova (MUR) 6-2, 6-2
6. Tiffany Tavares (UT) def. Erin Patton (MUR) 3-6, 6-0, 6-0
1. Caitlyn Williams/Joanna Henderson (UT) def. Eleonore Tchakarova/Verginie Tchakarova (MUR) 8-4
2. Eve Repic/Laurence Guevremont (UT) def. Erin Patton/Andrea Eskauriatza (MUR) 8-6
3. Ambika Pande/Victoria Olivarez (UT) def. Megan Blue/Carla Suga (MUR) 8-5
Murray State 6-4, 1-0 OVC
Tennessee 6-8, 1-4 SEC; National ranking #47
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,2,5,6,3,1)