March 27, 2013
KNOXVILLE - The Unviersity of Tennessee women's tennis team traveled to Texas Wednesday and came away with a clean 7-0 sweep of Prairie View A&M University.
Tennessee dropped just two games during doubles play coming away with a sweep of doubles action as Caitlyn Williams and Joanna Henderson playing at No. 1 doubles earned an 8-2 victory while newly formed doubles pairs Sarah Toti and Jesse Grace and Tiffany Tavares and Kayla McMurry defeated their Panther opponents 8-0.
In singles action, Williams, playing at No. 1 singles for the first time in her career, walked away with a 6-1, 6-3 victory.
Her doubles partner Henderson earned a 6-0, 6-0 straight set victory at No. 2 singles while Tiffany Tavares, playing at the top of the lineup for the first time in her career came away with a 6-4, 6-2 victory.
The No. 4 through No. 6 singles dropped just two games combined as Jesse Grace, playing in just her second match of the year defeated her A&M opponent 6-0, 6-1.
At No. 5 singles, Sarah Toti recorded her first victory since tearing her ACL nearly a year ago with a 6-0, 6-0 victory and at No. 6 singles, playing in the first dual match of her career downed her opponent 6-0, 6-1.
The Lady Vols will look to continue the momentum when they face Texas A&M and Missouri for the first time as SEC opponents. UT will first take on A&M Friday night at 7 p.m. followed by a Sunday afternoon meeting with Missouri.
Tennis Match Results
Tennessee at Prairie View A&M
Mar 27, 2013 at Prairie View, Texas
#23 Tennessee 7, Prairie View A&M 0
1. Caitlyn Williams (UT) def. Brittany Harrell (PVAM) 6-1, 6-3
2. Joanna Henderson (UT) def. Lerato Ndlovu (PVAM) 6-0, 6-0
3. Tiffany Tavares (UT) def. Christine Ngo Gwodog (PVAM) 6-4, 6-2
4. Jesse Grace (UT) def. Danielle Moore (PVAM) 6-0, 6-1
5. Sarah Toti (UT) def. Erika Bond (PVAM) 6-0, 6-0
6. Kayla McMurry (UT) def. Capra Fellows (PVAM) 6-0, 6-1
1. Caitlyn Williams/Joanna Henderson (UT) def. Brittany Harrell/Lerato Ndlovu (PVAM) 8-2
2. Sarah Toti/Jesse Grace(UT) def. Christine Ngo Gwodog/Danielle Moore (PVAM) 8-0
3. Tiffany Tavares/Kayla McMurry (UT) def. Erika Bond/Capra Fellows (PVAM) 8-0
Prairie View A&M
Tennessee 8-6; National ranking #23
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,2,6,4,3,1)