March 20, 2014
KNOXVILLE - The University of Tennessee women's tennis team wraps up its spring break trip with some SEC action against Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
The Lady Vols begin the weekend with a Friday afternoon meeting at Vandy in the first part of a women's/men's doubleheader in conjunction with the Tennessee men's tennis team. The weekend wraps up on Sunday at 12 p.m. at Kentucky.
Tennessee enters the match with a 7-8 record, after sweeping Murray State and Western Kentucky during a Wednesday doubleheader.
Last season, the Lady Vols took down Kentucky on their home courts 6-1 sweeping the Wildcats with the exception of court one
In doubles action, Brynn Boren and Kata Szekely paired up for their 30th doubles victory of the season becoming just the third UT tandem, playing all of their doubles matches together, to achieve the feat.
The Lady Vols upset No. 16 Kentucky on their home turf last season, a win that helped solidify UT's SEC finish as the Lady Vols finished for a tie for third place in the SEC East last season.
Tennessee captured the doubles point and advanced to a 3-0 lead behind singles victories by Boren and Szekely before Vanderbilt made it a match winning the next two singles matches at 4 &5.
Freshman Tiffany Tavares came back from a 1-6 first set deficit to rally to a 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory that captured match point and the upset
- The Lady Vols are coming off of a doubleheader sweep of Murray State and Western Kentucky
- Tennessee won each match by a 7-0 score.
- Ashlee Boles ensured Tennessee went undefeated on the day coming back from a 6-7 first set loss to eke out a 7-6 second set win and force a third set tiebreak which she won 10-6
- The Lady Vols entered the 2014 season with 198 wins in SEC play
- The Lady Vols notched their first SEC win of the season with a 4-2 comeback victory over South Carolina on Sunday, March 16
- 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 Lady Vols hold a 34-21 all-time record against Vanderbilt, but the Commodores lead the series 12-7 in Nashville
- With their upset victory last season, the Lady Vols snapped a two-match losing streak to Vandy
- Vandy enters the match with a 12-4 record, 5-1 in conference play, their only blip coming against No. 10 Texas A&M
- The Commodores have two players ranked in singles action, No. 63 Georgina Sellyn and No. 92 Courtney Colton
- There are four Vanderbilt teams ranked in doubles play
- No. 30 Ashleigh Antal/Sydney Campbell
- No. 33 Courtney Colton/Marie Casares
- No. 38 Courtney Colton/Lauren Mira
- No. 49 Lauren Mira/Georgina Sellyn
- The Lady Vols and Kentucky have met 39 times in the past with UT holding a 24-15 series lead
- Tennessee is up 13-6 all-time in Lexington
- UT is currently on a six-match winning streak over Kentucky
- Kentucky has one ranked singles player in No. 54 Nadia Ravita and two doubles teams ranked, No. 56 CeCe Witten/Caitlin McGraw and No. 74 Kelsey Dieters/CeCe Witten
LADY VOLS IN 2014
- The Lady Vols enter this weekend's competition ranked No. 47 in the country, up two spots from last week's 49th place ranking.
- Co-Head Coaches Mike Patrick and Sonia Hahn-Patrick are in their 17th season together leading the Lady Vols. They have compiled a 289-166 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.
- 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 504 career victories, 448 of those coming at UT and 296 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 805 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