NCAA Womens Tennis

WOMEN’S TENNIS CENTRAL – #17 Tennessee vs. #65 Kentucky, #30 Vanderbilt

WOMEN’S TENNIS CENTRAL - #17 Tennessee vs. #65 Kentucky, #30 Vanderbilt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The No. 17 Tennessee women’s tennis team is slated to face a pair of ranked programs in this weekend’s tilts at Barksdale Stadium. The Lady Volunteers will host No. 65 Kentucky at 4 p.m. on Friday, before taking on No. 30 Vanderbilt at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

This past weekend, Tennessee (15-6, 7-4 SEC) extended its winning streak to four matches, notching victories against No. 34 Ole Miss and Mississippi State. The squad swept past the Rebels in a 4-0 decision before downing the Commodores in a 6-1 affair. Junior Elza Tomase was phenomenal against both opponents, posting two singles triumphs and one doubles victory. She earned her first triumph at the No. 1 singles spot against Mississippi State’s Alexandra Mikhaliuk.

SEC Standings:

The Lady Vols are currently sixth in the SEC, trailing South Carolina by only one match. Last season, the team secured a third-place finish in the final standings, marking their first top-three conference placement since 2013.

Milestone Tracker:

Esther Adeshina notched her 85th career doubles win over the weekend. The 70th-ranked pair of Adeshina and Alana Wolfberg tallied a 6-1 victory against Alessia Taglinete and Chole Cirotte from Mississippi State.

A Peek at the Charts:

On April 9, the ITA updated its individual rankings. Below are each team’s ranked singles and doubles players:



No. 18 Sofia Cabezas 


No. 15 Sofia Cabezas & Elza Tomase 

No. 28 Sofia Cabezas & Esther Adeshina 

No. 76 Esther Adeshina & Alana Wolfberg 

No. 84 Alana Wolfberg & Catherine Aulia 



No. 55 Elizabeth Stevens & Makayla Mills 



No. 8 Celia-Belle Mohr

No. 79 Bridget Stammel


No. 33 Anessa Lee & Celia-Belle Mohr

No. 83 Holly Staff & Valeria Ray 

Scouting the Wildcats: 

The Lady Vols lead the all-time series, 30-20, against Kentucky. Twelve of Tennessee’s 30 wins have come at home. The last time the two teams met was almost a year ago in Fayetteville, Ark., when the Big Orange defeated the Wildcats in a 4-0 contest on April 21, 2023. The Wildcats own an 8-12 overall record and a 2-9 conference record thus far in the season.

Scouting the Commodores: 

Tennessee owns the edge in the all-time series, 36-29, against Vanderbilt. Twenty of the Lady Vols’ wins have come on their home court. The two teams most recently met last season in Nashville, Tenn., when Tennessee defeated Vanderbilt, 4-3, on March 10, 2023. The…

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