Feb. 20, 2014
KNOXVILLE - The University of Tennessee women's tennis team will head out for the first time in nearly a month when they head to Ohio State and Indiana this weekend
No. 27 UT will first take on Ohio State Friday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. followed by a meeting with No. 37 Indiana at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23.
The Lady Vols, who are ranked just out of the top-25 at No. 27, enter the match with a 3-3 record in 2014. Ohio State is 3-4 on the year while Indiana is 7-1 on the season.
With a resounding 6-1 win last season in Knoxville, the Lady Vols won their 13th straight match over the Buckeyes
Tennessee captured the doubles point for the second time in the season during the match
UT improved to 7-0 in Knoxville with the win
- Last season the Lady Vols handed Indiana their first loss of the season at the hands of Joanna Henderson
Henderson used a three-set 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win to seal the victory for UT, including coming back from a 4-3 deficit in the third set
The win marked the first of the season for Tennessee, and extended its home win-streak over IU to 10 games
- The Lady Vols enter this weekend's competition ranked No. 27 in the country.
- Co-Head Coaches Mike Patrick and Sonia Hahn-Patrick begin their 17th season together leading the Lady Vols. They have compiled a 285-161 record together.
- The Lady Vols currently have one player ranked in singles play, freshman Eve Repic who is ranked 63rd in the country.
- The Lady Vols have six fresh faces on the team this season in freshmen Ashlee Boles (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), Laurence Guevremont (Montreal, Quebec), Brittany Lindl (Panama City, Fla.), Victoria Olivarez (Virginia Beach, Va.), Ambika Pande (Gurgaon, India), and Eve Repic (Oakville, Ontario).
- Tennessee boasts a diverse squad that represents four different states, two provinces of Canada and four different countries.
- Co-Head Coach Mike Patrick, in his 27th year at the helm of the Tennessee women's tennis program captured his 500th career victory on Sunday vs. Chattanooga.
- Patrick, who is in his 30th season coaching tennis at the collegiate level has earned 500 career victories, 444 of those coming at UT
- Patrick became just the 10th Division I coach to reach the 500-win plateau.
- Patrick currently ranks sixth among active NCAA Division I coaches in wins
- Patrick has also coached in 796 career matches over the course of his career
- Tennessee and Ohio State will meet for the 18th time in the series between the two teams. UT leads the series 16-1.
- Tennessee boasts a 5-0 lead in Columbus
- Ohio has just one player ranked in singles, Gabriella De Santis who is ranked in a tie for 78th in the nation
- Friday's match vs. Ohio State in Columbus will be Kids Day
- Ohio State's head coach Melissa Schaub is a 2006 graduate of Tennessee. She played four years for the Volunteers, where she was ranked as high as No. 2 nationally in doubles and the squad reached the No. 4 spot in the national polls during her career.
- Schaub earned All-America honors in her collegiate career and was a second team All-SEC selection for the Volunteers.
- Schaub is 0-1 vs. her alma mater in her career as a head coach at Ohio State
- Tennessee and Indiana have met 31 times in the past with the Lady Vols boasting a 18-13 series lead
- UT is 7-8 all-time in Bloomington
- The two teams have met every season since 1986, with the first meeting coming in 1979
- Indiana has three players ranked in singles action, No. 65 Katie Klyczek, No. 81 Sophie Garre, and No. 93 Carolyn Chupa
- The Hoosiers have one ranked doubles team in No. 44 Garre and Kayla Fujimoto
- When Tennessee meets Indiana Sunday morning, it will be a meeting of two of the most successful tennis coaches in Division I history
- Indiana Head Coach Lin Loring is the all-time winningest tennis coach with an 803-309 record while Patrick enters with a 500-296 record
- Patrick has compiled 444 of those wins at UT, 292 of them alongside co-head coach Sonia Hahn-Patrick