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WTENNIS CENTRAL: #3 Florida & So. Carolina

 

March 13, 2014



KNOXVILLE - The University of Tennessee women's tennis team returns home for the first time in the month of March for its SEC home opening weekend.

The Lady Vols will take on No. 3 Florida on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. followed by a Sunday matinee at 1 p.m. vs. South Carolina.

Tennessee enters the match with a 4-7 record, falling in its first three SEC matches on the season all of which came on the road.

TENNESSEE VS. NO. 3 FLORIDA
March 14, 2014   |   4 p.m. ET
Barksdale Stadium   |   Knoxville

TENNESSEE VS. NO. 54 SOUTH CAROLINA
March 16, 2014   |   1 p.m. ET
Barksdale Stadium   |   Knoxville
LAST TIME OUT
UT vs. Florida
  • UT's three-match win-streak was snapped at Florida last season witha 4-0 loss to the Gators

  • Tennessee's fourth-ranked doubles pair of Brynn Boren and Kata Szekely defeated Florida's No. 1 double team of Alexandra Cercone and Sofie Oyen, but the Gators took the doubles point and first three singles matches for the 4-0 win.

UT vs. South Carolina
  • Boren and Szekely won at No. 1 doubles, but the Lady Vols fell behind early dropping the doubles point to South Carolina
  • No. 20 ranked Boren evened things up at one-all with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over No. 78 Jaklin Alawi at No. 1 singles.

  • Szekely gave UT a 2-1 lead, but SC evened things up at two-all. Joanna Henderson and Mimi Fotopoulos closed out the match for UT who earned their third straight victory with the 4-2 win

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

THE COMPETITION

In Knoxville - 0-17
In Gainesville - 0-17
Neutral - 0-6

Last 20
4/2/2000 Knoxville L, 0-5
3/23/2001 Gainesville L, 3-4
4/5/2002 Gainesville L, 1-6
5/18/2002 Palo Alto-N L, 1-4
4/4/2003 Knoxville L, 3-4
4/19/2003 Knoxville-S L, 3-4
3/28/2004 Gainesville L, 1-6
4/3/2005 Knoxville L, 2-5
3/10/2006 Gainesville L, 0-7
4/22/2006 Gainesville-S L, 0-4
3/9/2007 Knoxville L, 0-4
3/7/2008 Knoxville L, 0-7
3/15/2009 Gainesville L, 2-5
4/9/2010 Knoxville L, 1-6
4/25/2010 Athens-S L, 1-4
4/10/2011 Gainesville L, 0-4
4/24/2011 Knoxville-S L, 0-4
3/2/2012 Knoxville L, 0-7
4/12/2012 Oxford-S L, 0-4
3/17/2013 Gainesville L, 0-4
In Knoxville - 12-6
In Columbia - 8-8
Neutral - 4-2

Last 20
3/26/1998 Columbia W, 6-3
3/28/1999 Knoxville W, 5-4
4/16/2000 Columbia W, 5-1
4/8/2001 Knoxville W, 6-1
4/7/2002 Columbia L, 2-5
4/19/2002 Columbia-S L, 1-4
4/6/2003 Knoxville W, 4-1
3/26/2004 Columbia W, 4-3
4/1/2005 Knoxville W, 5-2
3/12/2006 Columbia W, 4-3
3/11/2007 Knoxville L, 2-4
4/20/2007 Lexington-S W, 4-3
3/9/2008 Knoxville W, 4-3
3/13/2009 Columbia W, 5-2
4/24/2009 Fayetteville-S W, 4-2
5/10/2009 Knoxville-N L, 3-4
4/11/2010 Knoxville W, 4-3
4/8/2011 Columbia W, 4-3
3/4/2012 Knoxville W, 4-3
3/15/2013 Columbia W, 4-2
NO. 3 FLORIDA
  • The Lady Vols and Florida have met 40 times in the past and the Gators have won each and every meeting
  • Tennessee has fallen to the Gators 17 times in Knoxville
  • Florida has shut out the Lady Vols in the last five matches, the last UT player to notch a point against Florida was Zsófia Zubor with a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles at the SEC Tournament in Athens on April 25, 2010
  • Florida is 11-2 on the season and 3-0 in SEC play dropping matches to just No. 16 Northwestern (ITA Championships) and #3 Stanford on the road
  • The Gators have six ranked singles players and four ranked doubles teams:
    • Singles
    • No. 8 Olivia Janowicz
    • No. 22 Alex Cercone
    • No. 23 Brianna Morgan
    • No. 38 Sofie Oyen
    • No. 44 Kourtney Keegan
    • No. 78 Belinda Woolcock
    • Doubles
    • No. 24 Belinda Woolcock/Sofie Oyen
    • No. 32 Sofie Oyen/Kourtney Keegan
    • No. 35 Olivia Janowicz/Kourtney Keegan
    • No. 68 Belinda Woolcock/Kourtney Keegan
NO. 54 SOUTH CAROLINA
  • The Lady Vols and South Carolina have met 42 times in the past with UT holding a 25-17 series lead.
  • UT is 12-6 all-time in Knoxville against the Gamecocks and has won four-straight matches including a 4-2 comeback victory in Columbia last season
  • South Carolina is 10-4 on the season and 1-2 in conference play dropping their last two matches to No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 2 Florida
  • The Gamecocks have two singles players ranked and a doubles team ranked in the top of the country
  • Brigit Follard (No. 95) and Meghan Blevins (No. 112) represent the ranked singles players for SC while Diminika Kanakova and Elixane Lechemia are ranked No. 61 in doubles

LADY VOLS IN 2014

  • The Lady Vols enter this weekend's competition ranked No. 49 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 286-165 record together.
  • The Lady Vols currently have one player ranked in singles play, freshman Eve Repic who is ranked 102nd 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.
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 and 293 of them alongside co-head coach Sonia Hahn-Patrick
  • 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 801 career matches over the course of his career with his 800th career match played coming in his home state of Mississippi vs. Ole Miss on March 7, 2014
 

 

 

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