NCAA Womens Tennis

WOMEN’S TENNIS CENTRAL – #24 Tennessee at #16 Auburn, #23 Alabama

WOMEN’S TENNIS CENTRAL - #24 Tennessee at #16 Auburn, #23 Alabama

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The No. 24 Tennessee women’s tennis team will travel to the state of Alabama for a pair of matches at No. 16 Auburn and No. 23 Alabama. The Lady Volunteers will face the Tigers on Friday at Yarbrough Tennis Center at 3 p.m. ET, before taking on the Crimson Tide on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at the University of Alabama’s Tennis Stadium.

This past weekend, Tennessee (11-6, 3-4 SEC) yielded a 4-1 defeat against No. 8 Georgia. The squad locked up the doubles point, but could not overcome a strong singles showing from the Bulldogs. Despite the loss, two doubles pairs notched victories. Lauren Anzalotta and Catherine Aulia were the first pair to win, claiming a 6-3 victory against Alexandra Vecic and Mell Raesco. The No. 21-ranked team of Sofia Cabezas and Elza Tomase clinched the doubles point with a 7-5 triumph against the No. 35-ranked Guillermina Grant and Mai Nirundorm.

Milestone Tracker:

Tomase, a junior, collected her 45th career doubles win against Georgia on Sunday. She posted a dominant 7-5 win over Gullermina Grant and Mai Nirundorn alongside partner Sofia Cabezas.

A Peek at the Charts:

On March 19, the ITA updated its 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. 18 Carolyn Ansari

No. 62 DJ Bennett

No. 74 Ariana Arseneault

No. 116 Angella Okutoyi


No. 9 Ariana Arseneault/DJ Bennett

No. 51 Selin Ovunc/DJ Bennett



No. 46 Loudmilla Bencheikh

No. 104 Petra Sedlackova


No. 7 Loudmilla Bencheikh/Anne Marie Hiser

Scouting the Tigers: 

The Lady Vols lead the all-time series, 37-12, against the Auburn Tigers. Twelve of Tennessee’s 37 wins were collected in Auburn, Ala. The last time the two teams met was just over a year ago in Knoxville when the Big Orange defeated the Tigers in a 6-1 affair on March 17, 2023. The Tigers own a 12-7 overall record and a 6-2 conference record thus far in the season.

Scouting the Crimson Tide: 

Tennessee owns the edge in the all-time series, 40-18, against the Crimson Tide. Fifteen of the Lady Vols’ wins have come on the road. The two teams most recently met last season in Knoxville when Tennessee swept Alabama, 4-0, on March 19, 2023. The Crimson Tide sit at a 14-4 overall record and have compiled a 5-3 record in conference…

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