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Women’s Tennis Central: Knoxville Regional

Women’s Tennis Central: Knoxville Regional

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee women’s tennis team is gearing up to host the 2024 NCAA Team Championship First and Second Rounds for the second consecutive year. The matches will be played on Saturday and Sunday at Barksdale Stadium.

The Lady Volunteers (18-7, 9-4) have posted 18 wins on the season for the fourth time during head coach Alison Ojeda‘s tenure. This is also the second time one of her squads has produced nine or more conference victories. The Big Orange has collected nine ranked wins and swept 10 opponents thus far in 2024.

The Knoxville regional showcases No. 16 Tennessee, No. 21 Duke, Murray State and No. 65 ETSU.

Tickets for the championship can be found HERE and are $5 for entrance to all matches for the day. Parking is available at the G-17 parking garage off Terrace and Lake Ave.

Live streaming of the action can be found on Playsight by clicking HERE. Live stats for the event can be located HERE.


Saturday, May 4

Match 1 – Duke vs. ETSU – 10 a.m. ET

Match 2 – Tennessee vs. Murray State – 1 p.m. ET

Sunday, May 5

Match 3 – Winner of Match 1 vs. Winner of Match 2 – 1 p.m. ET


Murray State (17-5, 8-0 MVC) enters the tournament on a fantastic run, having won 10 consecutive matches. The Racers went undefeated in conference play and breezed through their league tournament, dominating both of their matches by a combined score of 8-2.

The team was well-represented on the end-of-season MVC awards as head coach Jorge Caetano was named MVC Coach of the Year. Marit Kreugel received First Team All-Conference plaudits after going undefeated in conference play and finishing the season with a record of 12-1. Two singles players earned Second Team All-Conference recognition in Emma Honore and Natalie Slezakova. Additionally, Honore and Alezakova were First Team All-Time Doubles selectees, along with the duo of Campigotto and Kreugel. 

The Lady Vols have never lost against the Racers, leading Murray State in the all-time series, 4-0, with two of those victories in Knoxville. The last time the two squads met was on Jan. 25, 2015. The Big Orange notched a 5-2 win against the Racers. The two programs have met one time before in the postseason, on May 10, 2003, in Knoxville. The Lady Vols etched a 4-0 sweep against Murray State in the first round of the NCAA Team Championship.


Tennessee has hosted nine regionals in program history, with 2024 marking the…

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