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WTENNIS CENTRAL: No. 12 Georgia

Feb. 27, 2014



 

KNOXVILLE - The University of Tennessee women's tennis team continues its five-match road stretch at Georgia on Saturday, March 1 at Noon.

The match will be the Lady Vol's 2014 SEC opener, the second year in a row that UT will face Georgia in the conference opener.

Tennessee enters the match with a 4-4 record after going 1-1 last weekend against Ohio State and No. 37 Indiana. Georgia is 6-2 on the season and enters the match on a two-match win streak recording shut outs of Furman and Georgia Tech.

TENNESSEE VS. NO. 12 GEORGIA
March 1, 2014   |   12 p.m.
Magill Tennis Complex   |   Athens
TENNESSEE VS. GEORGIA
THE SERIES
  • Georgia leads the all-time series with Tennessee 41-9.

  • Tennessee is just 2-12 in Athens with the last win coming on April 17, 2010

  • Saturday will mark the earliest UT has played in a conference match since facing Ole Miss on the road on Feb. 29, essentially the same date, during the 2008 season. Tennessee came away witha 4-3 victory.

LAST TIME OUT
  • Last season, Caitlyn Williams and Joanna Henderson came out on a mission on court two easily coming away with an 8-2 doubles win over the nation's 34th ranked team of Lilly Kimbell and Maho Kowase (currently No. 2 in 2014)
  • Georgia, however, clinched the doubles point and went on to garner a 6-1 victory

  • The Lady Vols' lone point came via a singles win by No. 21 Brynn Boren who upset ninth-ranked Lauren Herring on court one

LADY VOLS IN 2014
  • The Lady Vols enter this weekend's competition ranked No. 40 in the country.
  • Co-Head Coaches Mike Patrick and Sonia Hahn-Patrick are in their 17th season together leading the Lady Vols. They have compiled a 286-162 record together.
  • The Lady Vols currently have one player ranked in singles play, freshman Eve Repic who is ranked 55th in the country after defeating two ranked opponents last weekend.
  • 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.

THE COMPETITION

In Knoxville - 4-16
In Athens - 2-12
Neutral - 2-12
1980 _ W, 7-2
5/1/1982 Oxford-S L, 3-6
4/21/1983 Knoxville L, 2-5
4/29/1983 Tuscaloosa-S L, 4-5
3/5/1984 Athens L, 1-8
2/9/1985 Knoxville L, 4-5
4/17/1986 Knoxville L, 0-9
4/18/1987 Knoxville L, 0-9
4/8/1988 Athens L, 1-8
4/16/1989 Knoxville L, 2-6
4/22/1990 Athens L, 0-6
4/5/1991 Knoxville L, 0-6
4/26/1991 Knoxville-S L, 2-5
2/28/1992 Athens L, 2-5
4/4/1992 Athens L, 3-5
5/14/1992 Palo Alto-N L, 0-5
4/9/1993 Knoxville L, 1-5
4/30/1993 Knoxville L, 4-5
4/24/1994 Athens L, 0-6
4/14/1995 Knoxville L, 0-7
3/31/1996 Athens W, 5-2
5/4/1996 Columbia-N L, 3-5
4/5/1997 Knoxville L, 2-7
4/11/1998 Athens L, 2-5
4/18/1998 Lexington-S L, 2-5
4/2/1999 Knoxville L, 2-7
2/27/2000 Athens L, 1-8
4/22/2000 Oxford-S L, 0-5
4/13/2001 Knoxville W, 4-3
4/22/2001 Starkville-S L, 1-4
2/8/2002 Madison L, 3-4
4/13/2002 Athens L, 0-7
4/12/2003 Knoxville W, 7-0
4/10/2004 Athens L, 3-4
4/16/2005 Tuscaloosa-S W, 4-3
4/22/2005 Knoxville L, 1-4
4/15/2006 Athens L, 1-6
4/21/2006 Gainesville-S W, 4-3
4/16/2007 Knoxville L, 1-6
4/21/2007 Lexington-S L, 1-4
4/12/2008 Athens L, 2-5
4/18/2009 Fayetteville-S L, 2-5
4/26/2009 Knoxville L, 0-4
4/17/2010 Athens W, 4-2
4/16/2011 Knoxville W, 5-2
4/23/2011 Knoxville-S W, 4-1
4/14/2012 Athens L, 0-7
3/2/2013 Knoxville L, 1-6
GEORGIA
  • Tennessee and Georgia will meet for the 51st time in the series between the two teams. Georgia leads the series 41-9.
  • Tennessee is just 2-12 in Athens with the last win coming on April 17, 2010
  • Georgia has four players ranked in singles, No. 10 Lauren Herring, No. 12 Silvia Garcia, No. 22 Maho Kowase, and No. 33 Lilly Kimbell
  • The Bulldogs also two doubles teams ranked in the country, the No. 60 pairing of Kimbell and Mia King and the No. 2 team in the country of Herring and Kowase
  • The Lady Vols have already faced the No. 1 doubles team in the country in Georgia Tech's pair of Woodard and Kurey (now ranked third)
SEC OPENERS
  • Tennessee will face Georgia in the SEC Opener for the second year in a row
  • Prior to last season, Tennessee had never played Georgia in a SEC opener
  • Saturday will mark the earliest UT has played in a conference match since facing Ole Miss on the road on Feb. 29, essentially the same date, during the 2008 season. Tennessee came away witha 4-3 victory.
  • The Lady Vols are 7-3 in their last 10 SEC openers, but have fallen the last two seasons
March 2, 2013 vs. Georgia L, 1-6
March 2, 2012 vs. Florida L, 0-7
March 6, 2011 at Auburn W, 6-1
March 5, 2010 vs. Auburn W, 6-1
March 6, 2009 vs. Miss. St. W, 5-2
Feb. 29, 2008 at Ole Miss W, 4-3
March 2, 2007 at LSU L, 2-5
March 3, 2006 vs. LSU W, 7-0
March 4, 2005 at Auburn W, 6-1
Feb. 27, 2004 vs. Auburn W, 6-1

COMING UP ON 200
  • The Lady Vols entered the 2014 season with 198 wins in SEC play
  • With their second win of the 2014 season against an SEC opponent, Tennessee will have notched its 200th conference victory since beginning SEC play

500 IS SO SWEET
  • 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, Feb. 16 vs. Chattanooga.
  • Patrick, who is in his 30th season coaching tennis at the collegiate level has earned 501 career victories, 445 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 798 career matches over the course of his career
BEST OF THE BEST
  • When Tennessee meets Georgia Saturday afternoon, it will be a meeting of two of the most successful tennis coaches in Division I history
  • This marks the second match in a row that Mike Patrick has faced off against another coach that has notched 500+ career wins
  • Georgia Head Coach Jeff Wallace ranks as the fourth all-time winningest tennis coach with a 613-152 record while Patrick enters with a 501-297 record
  • Patrick has compiled 445 of those wins at UT, 293 of them alongside co-head coach Sonia Hahn-Patrick

 

 

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