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2012

TENNESSEE /// LADY VOLUNTEERS TENNIS

MATCH NOTES ITA KICK-OFF WEEKEND CHAMPIONSHIP

#19 TENNESSEE [1-2] VS. #22 TULSA [3-0] JAN. 28, 2012 /// GOODFRIEND TENNIS CENTER /// KNOXVILLE, TENN. PROJECTED LINEUPS: TENNESSEE

Head Coaches: Mike Patrick & Sonia Hahn-Patrick

TULSA

Head Coach: Dean Orford

DOUBLES Name (Rank) 1. Pluskota/Williams

2012 Total (Dual) 2-1 (2-1)

Name (Rank) 1. Erofeeva/Szatkowska

2012 Total (Dual) 10-4 (2-0)

2. Boren/Toti (18)

14-3 (4-0)

2. Davidson/Vickers

6-2 (3-0)

BRYNN BOREN

Pluskota & Williams paired together for first time in season-opening weekend ... Won Friday, 8-0 and have won 2 straight Duo has won 14 of 1 st7matches together ... Currently on career-long winning streak together with 6 straight wins.

3. Henderson/Szekely

2-0 (2-0)

3. Farley/Enrique

2-3 (2-0)

Name (Rank) 1. Natalie Pluskota (24)

2012 Dual 9-5 (1-0)

Name (Rank) 1. Anastasia Erofeeva (78)

2012 Total (Dual) 13-3 (3-0)

2. Kata Szekely (59)

9-2 (2-0)

2. Samantha Vickers (63)

14-3 (1-0)

3. Brynn Boren (27)

9-7 (1-2)

3. Ewa Szatkowska

6-9 (3-0)

4. Caitlyn Williams

1-0 (1-0)

4. Isaura Enrique

10-8 (1-1)

21 22 27 28

5. Sarah Toti

7-5 (1-2)

5. Michelle Farley

11-7 (3-0)

FEBRUARY

6. Joanna Henderson

3-4 (1-2)

6. Bonny Davidson

5-11 (2-0)

Henderson & Szekely also paired together for first time in season-opening weekend ... Won both matches handedly, 8-2

SINGLES Made singles debut on Friday, winning in straight sets (6-2, 6-1) ... Tied for team lead with 9 wins

Earned highest-ranked wins of career to open season, def. No. 30 Lindsey Hardenbergh (UVa) & No. 16 Lauren McHale (UNC) Snapped 4-match losing streak Friday with UT’s first singles point (6-1, 6-0) ... Is 12-2 in Knoxville.

Knoxville native won first career match over No. 75 Erin Vierra (UVa) ... Made debut after recovering from shoulder surgery in fall Toti won first career dual-match singles competition to cap Friday’s scoring ... Five of seven wins in straight sets Missed majority of fall action with nagging foot problems ... Provided clinching point for UT’s first win.

THE STORYLINES WIN NUMBER ONE

• Tennessee recorded its first win of the 2012 season, defeating UC Davis on Friday, 5-0, to advance to today’s ITA Kick-Off Championship match. • Two Lady Vols, freshmen Joanna Henderson and Sarah Toti, recorded their first career dual-match wins. • Natalie Pluskota made her 2012 debut in singles, winning 6-2, 6-1 over UCD’s Dahra Zamudio. She also moved into the top 10 in career doubles wins at UT with 90.

HOME SWEET HOME

• Tennessee has been extremely successful in home openers under co-head coaches Mike Patrick and Sonia Hahn-Patrick, posting 14 wins in 15 tries (.933). Additionally, since Patrick arrived in 1988, the Lady Vols have gone 24-1 (.960) in their first match at home.

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THE 600-WIN MILESTONE

• With Friday’s win, the Lady Vols earned win number 600 in program history. All-time, Tennessee is 600-356 (.628).

SCOUTING TULSA

• Saturday’s meeting will mark the third all-time between Tennessee and the Hurricane, with the Lady Vols holding a 2-0 advantage. Tulsa is ranked 22nd nationally and moved to 3-0 on Friday with a 4-1 win over No. 33 North Carolina State. • The two schools have never played in a non-neutral setting. The first meeting, in 2004, was a 7-0 victory in Madison, Wis. at the ITA National Indoors. The most recent contest took place in an NCAA Tournament First Round match in Nashville. UT won, 4-0. • Tulsa’s top two singles players (No. 78 Anastasia Erofeeva & No. 63 Samantha Vickers) are a combined 27-6 and 4-0 in dual-match play.

New to the college game? All that matters is which team gets to four points first. In dual matches, teams first play a best-of-three doubles competition. Whichever team wins two of the three matches earns one point. Teams then play six singles matches, each worth one point. The team that takes four of the seven total available points wins the match. (Note: Doubles matches are eight-game pro sets. Singles matches are best-of-three sets.)

SCHEDULE /// 2012 SEASON JANUARY

3 5 10-13 17 19 25

MARCH 2 4 9 11 21 23 25 30

APRIL

1 6 8 14 19-22

vs. Virginia1 vs. North Carolina1 UC Davis^ Tulsa^

L, 4-3 L, 5-2 W, 5-0 2 p.m.

Notre Dame 5 p.m. Michigan 10 a.m. ITA National Indoors2 TBD at Indiana 2 p.m. at Ohio State Noon at UCF Noon

Florida* South Carolina* at Ole Miss* at Mississippi State* at UNLV at LSU* Arkansas* at Vanderbilt*

5 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m.

at Kentucky* Noon Auburn* 5 p.m. Alabama* 1 p.m. at Georgia* Noon SEC Championships3 TBD

MAY

11-12 NCAA First & Second Rounds 17-28 NCAA Championships: Final Site4 23-28 NCAA Championships: Singles/Doubles4 ^ ITA Kick-Off; *SEC match 1 Flushing, N.Y.; 2Charlottesville, Va.; 3Oxford, Miss.; 4 Athens, Ga.

FACTS BOX /// BY THE NUMBERS

6

 Consecutive doubles wins by 18th-ranked Brynn Boren and Sarah Toti, who are 14-3 together.

14

 Home openers Tennessee has won in 15 years under Mike Patrick and Sonia Hahn-Patrick.

90

 Career doubles wins for Natalie Pluskota, which ranks tied with Margie Lepsi for 10th alltime at UT.

MORE NOTES: ITA KICK-OFF

• This weekend marks the fourth consecutive year in which the Lady Vols will compete in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. • Overall, Tennessee boasts a 6-1 record in ITA KickOff matches, its lone loss coming in 2009, a 2-5 setback to Miami (Fla.). • Since then, UT has won five consecutive ITA KickOff matches and has never lost an ITA Kick-Off contest in Knoxville.

SZEKELY’S START

• Junior Kata Szekely is the only Lady Vol that is undefeated in both singles (2-0) and doubles (2-0) dual-match play. • Szekely opened the season with the highestranked win of her career last Saturday, defeating No. 30 Lindsey Hardenbergh, 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (6). She then topped that feat with a straight-set (6-3, 6-2) victory over UNC’s No. 16 Lauren McHale.

DOUBLE THE PLEASURE, DOUBLE THE FUN

• Tennessee has been stellar in doubles action thus far, winning seven of its eight overall matches. The Lady Vols have won the doubles point in all three contests. The duo of Brynn Boren and Sarah Toti lead UT at 3-0, while Joanna Henderson and Kata Szekely are 2-0, and Natalie Pluskota and Caitlyn Williams are 2-1. • The Boren-Toti combination is UT’s only mainstay from last fall, while the other two duos are playing together for the first time. Dating back to Nov. 11, Boren and Toti have won a career-high six consecutive matches. They’ve done it against the best too, winning five of six matches in 2011-12 against ranked competition.

STRAIGHT SETS

• Of Tennessee’s seven victories in singles, six of them have come in straight sets, including all four against UC Davis on Friday.

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TENNESSEE ROSTER & RECORDS Name (Singles/Doubles Rank) Brynn Boren (27/18) Jesse Grace Joanna Henderson Natalie Pluskota (24/9) Kata Szekely (59/9) Sarah Toti (--/18) Caitlyn Williams

Year So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr.

Ht. 5-9 5-6 5-11 5-10 5-6 5-10 5-8

Hometown Laguna Niguel, Calif. Germiston, South Africa Aberdeen, Scotland Newnan, Ga. Szekesfehervar, Hungary Las Vegas, Nev. Knoxville, Tenn.

Co-Head Coaches: Mike Patrick and Sonia Hahn-Patrick (15th season) Volunteer Assistant Coach: Mario Toledo *Records indicate season overall/dual-match results

Doubles 14-3/3-0 -5-4/2-0 11-5/2-1 11-2/2-0 14-3/3-0 3-2/2-1

DOUBLES WINS LEADERS Names 1. Paula Kelly Peta Kelly 3. Crystal Cleveland 4. Caitlin Whoriskey 5. Rosalia Alda 6. Zsófia Zubor 7. Alison Ojeda 8. Vilmarie Castellvi 9.Agnes Wiski 10. Natalie Pluskota Margie Lepsi 12. Manisha Malhotra

Years Wins 1978-82 156 1978-82 156 1999-2003 119 2006-10 113 2007-11 110 2006-10 106 1998-2002 105 1999-2003 97 1998-2002 95 2008-Pres. 90 1994-98 90 1994-98 88

 TRACKING TRENDS Kata Szekely was the only Lady Vol to win twice in singles last weekend, while Brynn Boren and Sarah Toti have reeled off six straight together in doubles. Here’s a look at Lady Vol winning streaks: Singles Brynn Boren Joanna Henderson Natalie Pluskota Kata Szekely Sarah Toti Caitlyn Williams

Now Season Career 1 5 6 1 2 2 1 4 5 2 4 6 1 3 3 -- 1 1

Doubles Brynn Boren Joanna Henderson Natalie Pluskota Kata Szekely Sarah Toti Caitlyn Williams

Now Season Career 6 6 8 2 2 2 2 7 16 2 9 18 6 6 6 2 2 2

“QUOTABLE”  CO-HEAD COACH MIKE PATRICK

TULSA ROSTER Name (Singles/Doubles Rank) Year Ht. Caroline Beaulieu Bonny Davidson Isaura Enrique Anastasia Erofeeva (78/--) Michelle Farley Maria Sant’Anna Ewa Szatkowska Mandy van den Eerenbeemt Samantha Vickers (63/--)

Singles 9-7/1-2 -- 3-4/1-2 9-5/1-0 9-2/2-0 7-5/1-2 1-1/1-1

UT CAREER LEADERS /// RECORD BOOK

Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. So.

5-10 5-6 5-3 5-7 5-7 5-4 5-8 5-7 5-9

Hometown

Rimouski, Quebec Johannesburg, South Africa -- Moscow, Russia Dorset, England Sao Paulo, Brazil Torun, Poland -Lincolnshire, England

Head Coach Dean Orford (7th season) | Assistant Coach: Kalik Krisik

(On Natalie Pluskota’s return to singles lineup) “When you have the people hanging from the rafters (All-American banners) on your team and they are not playing, that is tough. When she is back in, she gives everybody a lot more confidence. She pushes everybody in the lineup to a spot where they are more comfortable, more experienced and you compete a little better.”

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