NCAA Womens Tennis

WOMEN’S TENNIS CENTRAL – #22 Tennessee vs. #8 Georgia

WOMEN’S TENNIS CENTRAL - #22 Tennessee vs. #8 Georgia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The No. 22 Tennessee women’s tennis team has hit the halfway point in conference play and will gear up to face No. 8 Georgia. The Lady Volunteers will host the Bulldogs at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Barksdale Stadium.

This past weekend, Tennessee (11-5, 3-3 SEC) posted a 4-0 sweep over No. 41 LSU before falling to No. 14 Texas A&M in a heartbreaking 5-2 defeat. The Big Orange claimed eight victories throughout the pair of matchups. Despite recording a split on the weekend, junior Elza Tomase was phenomenal in singles and doubles. The Liepaja, Latvia, native took down No. 30 Mia Kupres from Texas A&M in a 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 singles win and added a 7-6 (6) doubles triumph against No. 6 Stoiana/Kupres with partner Sofia Cabezas. Against the Tigers, she posted a 6-2 doubles victory over Erickson/Sahdiieva, also alongside Cabezas.

Including the 4-0 win over the Tigers, Tennessee has registered seven shutout victories during its 16 matches so far this season. The Lady Volunteers have also notched 13 doubles points thus far in 2024, only dropping the opening point twice.

Milestone Tracker:

Two Lady Vols achieved milestones in their respective careers over the weekend. Graduate student Alana Wolfberg hit 45 career singles wins and 40 doubles victories. Sophomore Catherine Aulia posted both 25 career singles and doubles wins. 

A Peek at the Charts:

On March 19, the ITA updated its team and individual rankings. Below are each team’s ranked singles and doubles players:



No. 17 Sofia Cabezas


No. 21 Sofia Cabezas/Elza Tomase 

No. 24 Sofia Cabezas/Esther Adeshina

No. 49 Esther Adeshina/Alana Wolfberg



No. 24 Dasha Vidmanova

No. 30 Alexandra Vecic

No. 75 Mell Reasco

No. 80 Anastasiia Lopata

No. 91 Mai Nirundorn


No. 16 Aysegul Mert and Dasha Vidmanova

No. 35 Guillermina Grant and Mai Nirundorn

Scouting the Bulldogs: 

Georgia leads the all-time series, 54-9, against the Lady Vols. Four of Tennessee’s nine wins have come on Rocky Top. The last time the two teams met was last season in Fayetteville during the SEC tournament when Georgia defeated the Big Orange in a 4-2 affair on April 22, 2023. The Bulldogs own an 11-4 overall record and a 6-0 conference record thus far in the season.

Live streaming and live stats will be available for the match on Sunday.

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