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Women’s Tennis to Battle Arkansas in SEC Tournament 4/13/03
Winner to Take on Host Lady Volunteers in Quarterfinals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With the Southeastern Conference regular season now finished, the Vanderbilt women’s tennis team will look to win its first conference tournament title starting Thursday, April 17, in Knoxville, Tenn. The fifth-seeded Commodores will do battle with the 12th-seeded Lady Razorbacks of Arkansas at 5 p.m. (EST) at the UT Varsity Courts.

Vanderbilt defeated Arkansas back on March 30 in Nashville, 7-0. While the score was lopsided, the Lady Razorbacks did push three of the singles’ matches to a third set. However, the Commodores were without the services of sophomore Audra Falk for the match, who has been solid all season long at the No. 4 position. Vanderbilt finished the SEC season with a perfect 6-0 record against Western Division teams.

The winner of the Vanderbilt-Arkansas contest will take on the fourth-seeded Lady Volunteers of Tennessee, who finished the regular season with a 9-2 record. Tennessee enters the tournament with a lot of confidence, as the Lady Volunteers cruised by sixth-ranked Georgia on Saturday, 7-0. The Commodores lost their only meeting with the Lady Volunteers back on March 2 in Knoxville, 4-3. Tennessee is led by senior Vilmarie Castellvi, who is the top ranked player in college tennis.

SEC Women’s Tournament
April 17-20 • Knoxville, Tenn. • UT Varsity Courts


Seeds
1. Florida
2. Georgia
3. Kentucky
4. Tennessee
5. Vanderbilt
6. Alabama
7. South Carolina
8. Louisiana State
9. Mississippi
10. Auburn
11. Mississippi State
12. Arkansas

First-Round Matches (Thursday, April 17)

No. 8 Louisiana State vs. No. 9 Mississippi (Winner to take on No. 1 Florida)
No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 12 Arkansas (Winner to take on No. 4 Tennessee)
No. 6 Alabama vs. No. 11 Mississippi State (Winner to take on No. 3 Kentucky)
No. 7 South Carolina vs. No. 10 Auburn (Winner to take on No. 2 Georiga)

 

 







 


 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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