Oct. 17, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - This weekend, eight of the 10 University of Tennessee women's tennis team members will take part in the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regionals at The Racquet Club of Memphis.
The regional will run from October 18-22.
Five Lady Vols will participate in singles play while eight will take part in the doubles tournament.
Juniors Joanna Henderson, the nation's 56th ranked doubles team are noted as the four-seed in the doubles tournament. Henderson has been seeded 16th in the singles bracket.
The winners of each of the singles and doubles main draw will advance to the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships (Nov. 7-10) in New York.
DAY ONE - FRIDAYDoubles - Qualifying Draw
9 a.m. - Brittany Lindl/Tiffany Tavares vs. Allyson Westling/Andrea Wolf, Xavier
- WINNER plays Friday at 5 p.m.
Singles - Qualifying Draw
10:15 a.m. - Victoria Olivarez vs. Ana Rajkovic, Miami (OH)
- WINNER plays Friday at 2 p.m.
DAY TWO - SATURDAYDoubles - Main Draw
9 a.m. - No. 4 seed Joanna Henderson/Caitlyn Williams vs. Qualifying Draw team
- WINNER plays Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
9 a.m. - Eve Repic/Laurence Guevremont vs. Lyn Yee Choo/Anna Gerbasi, ETSU
- WINNER plays Saturday at 11 a.m.
10 a.m. - Ambika Pande/Victoria Olivarez vs. CeCe Witten/Kelsey Dieters, Kentucky
- WINNER plays Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
2 p.m. - Tiffany Tavares vs. Tiffany William, ETSU
4 p.m. - No. 16 seed Joanna Henderson vs. Natasha James, Evansville
4:30 p.m. - Brittany Lindl vs. Briar Preston, Morehead State
5:30 p.m. - Eve Repic vs. Kayla Jones, Chattanooga
COMPETING AGAINST THE BEST
- There are four ranked singles players participating in the Ohio Valley Regional and five ranked doubles teams.
- SINGLES - No. 26 Nadia Ravita (Kentucky); No. 55 Kelsey Dieters (Kentucky); No. 71 Georgina Sellyn (Vanderbilt); and No. 125 Mara Schmidt (Purdue)
- DOUBLES - No. 12 Krisztina Kapitany/Mara Schmidt (Purdue); No. 32 Caitlin McGraw/Nadia Ravita (Kentucky); No. 51 Lyn Yee Choo/Anna Gerbasi (ETSU); No. 56 Caitlyn Williams/Joanna Henderson (Tennessee); No. 58 Julia Fellerhoff/Rebecca Shine (Louisville)
A HISTORY OF SUCCESS
- The Lady Vols are the reigning singles and doubles champions at the regional and hope to keep that streak going in 201e. In fact, Tennessee has won the last three doubles titles at the regional.
2010 - All UT final as Brynn Boren and Maria Sorbello defeated Rosalia Alda and Millie Nichols 8-2
2011 - All-Americans Natalie Pluskota and Kata Szekely defeated Tiffany Welcher and Alyssa Hibbard of Memphis with a best-of-three 6-3, 6-2 win.
2012 - All-Americans Brynn Boren and Kata Szekely defeated Ashleigh Antal/Marie Casares of Vanderbilt 6-0, 6-1 in the best of three series.
- The Lady Vols ook part in an all Tennessee singles final at the 2012 regional where Kata Szekely defeated Brynn Boren 6-4, 6-2 as they both advanced to the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in New York.