April 2, 2006

Box Score

LEXINGTON, Ky. ­ The 22nd-ranked University of Tennessee Lady Vol tennis team (9-9, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) fell to No. 28 Kentucky (14-6, 7-1 SEC) by a 6-1 score on Sunday afternoon.

Winning at No. 2 singles in the second-to-last match to finish was junior Victoria Jones (Tyne & Wear, U.K.), who defeated Lara Maurer, 6- 3, 6-3. The final contest to complete saw senior Melissa Schaub (Lexington, Ohio) play at No. 1 for the first time in her career and narrowly miss earning the biggest win of her career (based on opponent's national ranking), falling in a supertiebreaker to No. 39 Kim Coventry, 6-4, 3-6, (10-5).

The first doubles match to finish saw the Lady Vol No. 3 freshman duo of Samantha Orlin (Miami, Fla.) and Hayley Prendergast (Hingham, Mass.) fall to Danielle Petrisko and Caroline Winebrenner, 8-0. UK took the double spoint when Schaub and sophomore Ghizela Schutte (Ninapark, South Africa) dropped a tight 9-7 decision on court one to Coventry and Carolina Escamilla.

Finishing out doubles play were juniors Blakeley Griffith (Middleburg, Va.) and Jones, who fell to Maurer and Joelle Schwenk at 2 by an 8-7 (7- 3) score.

After Kentucky took No. 6 singles due to a UT forfeit, Orlin dropped a 6-1, 6-4 decision at court five to Escamilla. The Wildcats clinched the team win when Griffith fell at court three to Schwenk, 6-1, 6-2. Schutte lost at No. 4 to Petrisko, 6-1, 6-4.

The Lady Vols will complete the home portion of their schedule next weekend, taking on No. 61 Ole Miss at 5 p.m. on Friday and Mississippi State at 1 p.m. next Sunday. Schaub will be honored that day as Tennessee's lone senior.



#28 Kentucky 6, #22 Tennessee 1
Singles competition
1. #39 Kim Coventry (UK) def. Melissa Schaub (TN) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5)
2. Victoria Jones (TN) def. Lara Maurer (UK) 6-3, 6-3
3. Joelle Schwenk (UK) def. Blakeley Griffith (TN) 6-1, 6-2
4. Danielle Petrisko (UK) def. Ghizela Schutte (TN) 6-1, 6-4
5. Carolina Escamilla (UK) def. Samantha Orlin (TN) 6-1, 6-4
6. Jessica Giuggioli (UK) def. No player (TN), by forfeit
Doubles competition
1. Kim Coventry/Carolina Escamilla (UK) def. Melissa Schaub/Ghizela Schutte (TN) 9-7
2. Lara Maurer/Joelle Schwenk (UK) def. Blakeley Griffith/Victoria Jones (TN) 8-7 (7-3)
3. Danielle Petrisko/Caroline Winebrenner (UK) def. Samantha Orlin/Hayley Prendergast (TN) 8-0
Match Notes:
Tennessee 9-9, 5-3 SEC; National ranking #22
Kentucky 14-6, 7-1 SEC; National ranking #28
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,5,3,4,2,1)


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