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LADY VOLS TENNIS CENTRAL: ITA Kickoff

Jan. 24, 2013


TENNESSEE AT ITA KICKOFF
Jan. 26-27, 2013   |   All Day
Nebraska Tennis Center   |   Lincoln
Day One Projected Lineups
TENNESSEE
Singles
NEBRASKA
Jr. // Laguna Niguel, Calif.
» Record: 11-8
» Ranking: 23
1
Mary Weatherholt
Sr. // Prairie Village, Kan.
» Record: 2-0 (2-0 Spring)
» Ranking: N/R
Boren won two out of three singles matches last weekend at the UVA Winter Invite, earning the singles championship title alongside Julia Elbaba of Virginia and Kate Turvy of Northwestern. Boren has a 31-11 singles record entering 2013.
Sr. // Szekesfehervar, Hungary
» Record: 15-6
» Ranking: 25
2
Patricia Veresova
Fr. // Miami, Fla.
» Record: 4-5 (2-0 Spring)
» Ranking: N/R
Szekely enters the 2013 dual season with a 15-6 record and a 4-4 record over ranked opponents. Szekely enters the ITA Kickoff on a two-match win streak after defeating Maci Epstein of Virginia and Alicia Barnett of Northwestern last weekend at the UVA Winter Invite.
So. // Knoxville, Tenn.
» Record: 3-4
» Ranking: N/R
3
Stefanie Weinstein
Sr. // Much, Germany
» Record: 7-4 (1-0 Spring)
» Ranking: N/R
Williams has played in just seven matches throughout the fall season, two last weekend at the UVA Winter Invite. She played in just her second career three-set match in the final game of the weekend and enters the Kickoff with a 3-4 record in 2013.
So. // Aberdeen, Scotland
» Record: 4-8
» Ranking: N/R
4
Janine Weinreich
Sr. // Tespe, Germany
» Record: 6-4 (2-0 Spring)
» Ranking: N/R
Henderson enters the kickoff weekend with a 4-8 record. After winning three-straight matches at the Tennessee Fall Classic, Henderson will look to bounce back this weekend after dropping five-straight since.
Fr. // Prairie Village, Kan.
» Record: 7-7
» Ranking: N/R
5
Maggy Lehmicke
Fr. // Kirkland, Wash.
» Record: 3-2 (2-0 Spring)
» Ranking: N/R
In her first year on Rocky Top, Fotopoulos has earned a 7-7 record entering the 2013 spring season. She won two out of three matches last weekend, taking her lone loss to three sets against Virginia's Li Xi, ranked 44th in the country.
So. // Las Vegas, Nev.
» Record: 0-1
» Ranking: N/R
6
Izabella Zgierska
So. // Miesbach, Germany
» Record: 3-5 (1-1 Spring)
» Ranking: N/R
Toti played in her first singles match since March 23 last weekend at the UVA Winter Invite, a two set 6-0, 6-0 loss to Virginia's Hana Tomljanovic. Toti will return to the singles scene since tearing her ACL on March 25 in a doubles match vs. Arkansas.
TENNESSEE
Doubles
NEBRASKA
B. Boren/K. Szekely
» Record: 20-3
» Ranking: 12
1
M. Weatherholt/P. Veresova
» Ranking: N/R
Boren and Szekely have amassed a 20-3 record together in their first season as a doubles pair. They swept the competition last weekend at the UVA Winter Invite earning outright Doubles Champion honors at the tournament. The duo has won the last three and 12 of their last 13 matches.
J. Henderson/C. Williams
» Record: 7-4
» Ranking: 41
2
S. Weinstein/J. Weinreich
» Ranking: N/R
The twosome, who have played in 11 matches together this season and 15 matches overall, won two out of three matches last weekend at the UVA Winter Invite with their only loss coming to the No. 5 team in the country, Virginia.
S. Toti/M. Fotopoulos
» Record: 0-4
» Ranking: N/R
3
M. Lehmicke/I. Zgierska
» Ranking: N/R
Toti and Fotopoulos have played in four matches together, three in the fall and one at the UVA Winter Invite. The duo looks to put together their first win of the season at the ITA Kickoff.

ITA Kickoff
  • No. 23 Tennessee will take on No. 17 Nebraska and either No. 18 Notre Dame and No. 22 Georgia Tech this weekend.


  • The tournament is the official kickoff to the 2013 dual match season.


  • Tennessee boasts two ranked singles players in No. 23 Brynn Boren and No. 25 Kata Szekely, and two ranked doubles teams in No. 12 Boren/Szekely and No. 41 Joanna Henderson/Caitlyn Williams.


    SCHEDULE


  • Saturday, January 26 - No. 23 Tennessee vs. No. 17 Nebraska


  • Sunday, January 27 - 10 a.m. No. 23 Tennessee vs. No. 18 Notre Dame/No. 22 Georgia Tech


LADY VOLS BEGIN 2013
  • The Lady Vols begin the season ranked 23rd in the nation.
  • Co-Head Coaches Mike Patrick and Sonia Hahn-Patrick begin their 15th season together leading the Lady Vols. They have compiled a 269-146 record.
  • The Lady Vols begin the spring season with two athletes ranked in singles, and two athletes ranked in doubles play.
  • Brynn Boren and Kata Szekely are ranked in the top-25 in singles with Boren coming in at No. 23 and Szekely notching the highest ranking of her career at No. 25.
  • On the doubles side, Boren/Szekely combined for a No. 12 ranking, while sophomores Joanna Henderson and Caitlyn Williams enjoy their first ranking of the 2012-13 season at No. 41.

THE COMPETITION

  • The Lady Vols will face some stiff competition this weekend in No. 11 Virginia, No. 13 Northwestern and No. 34 Utah
  • NEBRASKA

    • Tennessee and Nebraska will faceoff for the first time in a dual match at the ITA Kickoff.
    • The Huskers are ranked No. 17 in the 2013 preseason poll, but does not have any singles or doubles players ranked entering the ITA Kickoff.
    • Nebraska began its season on January 12 with a match against Eastern Michigan that they won handidly, 7-0. The Huskers followed up the sweep with a 6-1 victory over Creighton.
    • Last season fell 4-2 in the second round of the NCAA Championship to Texas.

    NOTRE DAME

    • The Lady Vols and Notre Dame have met on the court 23 times in the past with Tennessee holding a 13-10 lead in the series.
    • The two teams have met just five times in the past on neutral grounds and Notre Dame has a 1-4 edge, with the last neutral site match coming in Tampa on March 19, 2011 a 5-2 loss for the Lady Vols.
    • UT will head to South Bend for a meeting with Notre Dame the following weekend on a road trip that takes them first to Ann Arbor, Mich. for a meeting with Michigan and wraps up at Notre Dame on Sunday, Feb. 3.
    • The Fighting Irish have one ranked singles player, No. 58 Britney Sanders, and two teams ranked in the Top-50 at No. 20 and No. 44 doubles.
    • Notre Dame began its season last weekend with a 7-0 sweep at home against Bowling Green on Jan. 18 before heading out on the road to Illinois where they edged the Illini 4-3 on Jan. 20.
    • Last year, Notre Dame fell 4-2 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Northwestern.

    GEORGIA TECH

    • Tennessee and Georgia Tech have met just three times in the past with UT holding a 2-1 advantage in the series.
    • The last meeting between the two teams came in Madison, Wisc. on Feb. 13, 2010, a 4-3 win for the Lady Vols.
    • Georgia Tech has one ranked singles player in No. 39 Elizabeth Kilborn and no doubles teams ranked.
    • The Jackets opened up the 2013 season taking on Syracuse at their newly built Tennis Center on Jan. 17, a match they won 4-3. Tech also competed in the Michigan Invitational last weekend.
    • The Yellow Jackets reached the Round of 16 last season at the NCAA Tournament falling to Cal 4-0 in Athens.

    IN SEASON OPENERS

    • The Lady Vols are beginnin the spring season on the road for the first time since the 2011 season.
    • The Lady Vols boast a 25-11 record in season openers, but are just 9-6 on the road in the first match of the spring.

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