Women's Tennis Adds Profit to 2017 Class
June 16, 2017


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee women's tennis team inked its third signee of the 2017 class Thursday in Elizabeth Profit.

A native of Bellflower, Calif., Profit is the transferring to UT after a two-year stint at Baylor, where head coach Alison Ojeda was at prior to returning to Rocky Top.

"I'm incredibly excited that Elizabeth is joining our program," Ojeda said. "I recruited her out of high school and had the privilege of coaching her for one year at Baylor. She is a well-rounded player who loves her serve and to play first strike tennis, and she is someone who embraces coming forward. She's plays an aggressive game style and is someone I recommend everyone in our community coming to watch this fall. She's going to make an immediate impact on our lineup and will help us as we strive to win SEC championships in the years to come."

Profit put together a 19-15 record in singles and a 32-16 record in doubles during her time in Waco. The former blue-chip recruit ended her sophomore season ranked in doubles, coming in at No. 61 with partner Blair Shankle. This past season, she primarily competed in the No. 2 and 3 spots in singles for the Bears.

"I'm super excited to come play tennis at Tennessee," Profit said. "The program has amazing coaches, and I'm so happy to start a new journey being a Volunteer. Alison is an awesome coach. I played for her at Baylor, and it was always a blast, so it's a dream to come play for her at Tennessee."

In high school, Profit advanced to the quarterfinals of USTA National Winter Championships, including an upset over the class of 2015's No. 3 recruit Ellie Douglas in Round of 16.

Tennessee is coming off one of its best season in recent years, earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament and finishing the season ranked in the ITA's final rankings, coming in at No. 24.

"Our team has worked so hard to create a foundation that truly embodies that of a champion culture mentality," Ojeda said. "The girls did a fantastic job competing this past season and embraced every bit of the journey Ty and I led them on. When you finish in the Top 25 in the country, recruiting starts to become a two way street."

Profit joins incoming freshmen Chelsea Sawyer and Tenika McGiffin as part of the 2017 class. She's the second recruit signed by Ojeda since she taking over the program as head coach.

"I'm extremely excited about Elizabeth becoming a part of University of Tennessee women's tennis team under the extraordinary coaches of Alison Ojeda and Ty Schaub," said Yvonne Profit, Elizabeth's mother. "The possibilities are endless!"

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