Issuu on Google+

TENNESSEE 2012 LADY VOL TENNIS MATCH TWELVE

#10 TENNESSEE [8-3] AT CENTRAL FLORIDA [3-6] FEB. 25, 2012 /// UCF TENNIS COMPLEX /// ORLANDO, FLA.

MOST RECENT LINEUPS TENNESSEE

CENTRAL FLORIDA

Head Coaches: Mike Patrick & Sonia Hahn-Patrick

Head Coach: Stephanie Nickitas

DOUBLES 2012 Total (Dual) 22-3 (11-0)

Name (Rank) 1. Lorbergs/Rodriguez

2012 Total (Dual) 5-12 (2-5)

CAITLYN WILLIAMS

Name (Rank) 1. Boren/Toti (2)

Have won 14 consecutive matches dating back to fall...11-0 in dual-match play...2-0 last weekend from No. 1 position.

2. Henderson/Szekely

7-1 (7-1)

2. Doerfler/Griffith

6-11 (1-7)

Have won seven of eight together...2-0 from the No. 2 position last weekend...Have won three straight overall.

3. Grace/Williams

0-2 (0-2)

3. Dubins/Yacaman

Name (Rank) 1. Brynn Boren (34)

2012 Dual 15-9 (7-4)

Name (Rank) 1. Alexis Rodriguez

2012 Total (Dual) 9-13 (4-5)

2. Kata Szekely (37)

14-4 (7-2)

2. Genevieve Lorbergs

6-13 (3-5)

3. Caitlyn Williams

6-3 (6-3)

3. Jenna Doerfler

9-12 (3-5)

4. Sarah Toti

12-7 (6-4)

4. Taylor Dubins

10-7 (5-3)

21 22 27 28

5. Joanna Henderson

7-6 (5-4)

5. Josephine Haraldson

3-6 (3-3)

FEBRUARY

6. Jesse Grace

0-2 (0-2)

6. Allison Hodges

3-10 (2-1)

Made debut as a duo last weekend...Williams is 7-5 overall in doubles and 6-4 in dual-match play.

8-7 (3-4)

SINGLES Won both contests from No. 1 spot last weekend and is 2-2 on the season there...Has won seven of nine overall...15 wins is team-high. Boasts 4-0 mark from No. 2 position, including pair of Top 30 wins...Has four ranked wins overall in dual-match play. Holds team-best three-match winning streak, the highest of her young career...2-0 from No. 3 position. Has shared time at positions three, four and five this season...Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week. On two-match losing skid after winning five consecutive contests...Hasn’t lost three straight in 2012. Opened career last weekend at Indiana and Ohio State...Lost pair of matches from the No. 6 spot.

THE STORYLINES ROAD SWING

• Tennessee will conclude a three-match road swing Saturday at Central Florida. The Lady Vols played their first true road matches of the season last weekend, winning at Indiana (5-2) and Ohio State (4-3).

LATEST ITA RANKINGS (FEB. 22)

• Tennessee remained the 10th-ranked team in the nation in the latest Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings, released Wednesday. • The Lady Vols jumped up seven spots and were originally ranked 10th in the prior rankings, released Feb. 16. It marked UT’s highest ranking since the Lady Vols were 10th on Feb. 18, 2010. • On Feb. 16, UT became the only school with three tandems in the Top 25 of doubles, led by No. 2 Brynn Boren and Sarah Toti, while three Lady Vols are ranked in the Top 40 of singles. Check out the rankings on the top right of the second page.

y SCORING SYSTEM

SCOUTING UCF

• Saturday marks the third all-time meeting between Tennessee and UCF, with the Lady Vols owning a 2-0 series advantage. UT served shutouts in both meetings (9-0 in 1982 and 7-0 in 2009). The latter get-together was the schools’ lone meeting in Orlando. • UCF boasts a 3-6 record, after a 5-0 loss against in-state rival USF on Wednesday.

LAST WEEKEND

• Tennessee traveled to Big Ten country, picking up a pair of wins at Indiana (5-2) and No. 64 Ohio State (4-3) without senior Natalie Pluskota, who was slowed by a foot injury. UT’s top half of the lineup combined for a 6-0 record. • Tennessee led 5-0 against IU and 4-0 vs. OSU before the final scores.

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 11 12 17 19 25

MARCH 2 4 9 11 21 23 25 30

APRIL

1 6 8 14 19-22

vs. #9 Virginia1 vs. #4 North Carolina1 #58 UC Davis^ #22 Tulsa^

L, 4-3 L, 5-2 W, 5-0 W, 4-0

#24 Notre Dame #10 Michigan vs. #5 Baylor+2 vs. #16 USC+2 vs. #12 Northwestern+2 at Indiana at #64 Ohio State at UCF

W, 6-1 W, 5-2 W, 4-0 L, 1-4 W, 4-3 W, 5-2 W, 4-3 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 3 SEC Championships 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, + ITA National Indoors 1 Flushing, N.Y.; 2Charlottesville, Va.; 3Oxford, Miss.; 4 Athens, Ga.


FACTS BOX /// BY THE NUMBERS

8

 Opponents Tennessee has played ranked in the Top 25 in the Lady Vols’ first 11 matches. UT has won five of those.

10

 Tennessee is ranked 10th nationally for the second consecutive week.

11

 Brynn Boren and Sarah Toti’s 11 dual-match wins lead all SEC tandems. Tennessee has also won the doubles point in all 11 matches.

MORE NOTES: SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK (X’s 3)

• Sarah Toti was recognized as the Southeastern Conference’s Freshman of the Week in each the first three weeks of the season. • Toti is the first women’s tennis student-athlete to earn any kind of player of the week distinction three weeks in a row. She matched doubles partner Brynn Boren’s UT record of three overall freshman of the week awards, which Boren accomplished in 2011. • The Las Vegas, Nev., native is the fifth Lady Vol in UT history to earn the honor. Pluskota garnered the recognition twice as a rookie.

DOUBLE THE PLEASURE, DOUBLE THE FUN

• Tennessee has been stellar in doubles action thus far, winning 24 of its 29 overall matches. The Lady Vols have won the doubles point in all 11 contests, marking a program record to open the season. The duo of Brynn Boren and Sarah Toti lead UT at 11-0, while Joanna Henderson and Kata Szekely are 7-1, and Natalie Pluskota and Caitlyn Williams are 6-2. • The Boren-Toti combination has clinched the doubles point for UT a team-high seven times and is 22-3 overall. They’ve done it against the best too, winning six of seven matches in 2011-12 against ranked competition.

BATTLE TESTED

• Out of Tennessee’s 11 opponents this season, 10 have been ranked in the ITA poll at the time of the match. Additionally, UT has played four teams in the Top 10 and eight schools in the Top 25. • The Lady Vols have fared well against top-flight competition, going 7-3 against ranked opponents, 3-2 against Top 12 foes and 5-3 against Top 25 schools. • Two of those Top 12 and Top 25 losses came in the first two matches of the season vs. No. 4 UNC and No. 9 UVa as UT played with an incomplete lineup.

• Tennessee has won three straight and eight of its last nine matches since starting 0-2 with an incomplete singles lineup. The Lady Vols have shutout three opponents in that span and has won six matches by at least three points.

SEC SLATE LOOMS

• After facing UCF, the Lady Vols will open their SEC schedule next weekend in Knoxville, facing the No. 2 Florida Gators on Friday at 5 p.m. and No. 26 South Carolina on Sunday at 1 p.m.

 STATS

 MATCH PREVIEW

For access to the live blog, and more match info.

A link to the most updated Lady Vol stats.

Video preview of Saturday’s match.

TENNESSEE ROSTER & RECORDS Name (Singles/Doubles Rank) Brynn Boren (34/2) Jesse Grace Joanna Henderson Natalie Pluskota (36/15 & 21) Kata Szekely (37/15) Sarah Toti (--/2) Caitlyn Williams (--/21)

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

UCF ROSTER Name (Singles/Doubles Rank) Year Hometown Jenna Doerfler Taylor Dubins Courtney Griffith Josephine Haraldson Cassie Hochwalt Allison Hodges Genevieve Lorbergs Alexis Rodriguez Andrea Yacaman

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

Winter Park, Fla. North Miami Beach, Fla. Johns Creek, Ga. Hollviken, Sweden Scottsdale, Ariz. Germantown, Tenn. Victoria, Australia Boca Raton, Fla. Cartagena, Colombia

Head Coach Stephanie Nickitas (5th season) | Assistant Coach Tony Giannoni Volunteer Assistant Coach Kurt Pessa

TEAM

Team Tennessee

SINGLES

Name Natalie Pluskota Brynn Boren Kata Szekely

DOUBLES

HOT STREAK

SCAN THESE NOW!  MATCH CENTRAL

ITA RANKINGS

Singles 15-9/7-4 0-2/0-2 7-6/5-4 9-8/1-3 14-4/7-2 12-7/6-4 6-3/6-3

Doubles 22-3/11-0 0-2/0-2 10-5/7-1 15-6/6-2 16-3/7-1 22-3/11-0 7-5/6-4

Names Pluskota/Williams Boren/Toti Pluskota/Szekely

Now Prev. (2/16) 10 10 Now 36 34 37

Prev. (1/3) 24 27 59

Now 21 2 15

Prev. (1/3) -18 9

 TRACKING TRENDS Caitlyn Williams leads the Lady Vols with three straight singles wins, while Brynn Boren and Sarah Toti have reeled off 14 straight together in doubles. Here’s a look at Lady Vol winning streaks: Singles Brynn Boren Jesse Grace Joanna Henderson Natalie Pluskota Kata Szekely Sarah Toti Caitlyn Williams

Now Season Career 2 5 (2x) 6 -- -- --- 5 5 -- 4 5 2 5 6 -- 4 4 3 3 3

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

Now Season Career 14 14 14 -- -- -- 3 4 4 2 7 16 3 9 18 14 14 14 -- 4 4

THE ITA TOP TEN

Rk Team 1 Stanford 2 Florida 3 UCLA 4 Duke 5 California 6 Georgia 7 USC 8 Baylor 9 Northwestern 10 Tennessee

y ONLINE SERVICES

Last Rk 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Facebook Page: facebook.com/ladyvoltennis Twitter: @LadyVol_Tennis Results/Recaps: UTLadyVols.com/tennis


Lady Vol Tennis Match Notes at UCF (2.25.12)