Henderson, William Champs At Tennessee Fall Invite
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. –
Juniors Joanna Henderson and Caitlyn Williams swept the singles and
doubles titles for the University of Tennessee women’s tennis team at
the Tennessee Fall Invitational Sunday afternoon.
duo combined for the tournament’s doubles title while Henderson went
3-0 at flight one singles to garner singles championship honors.
was great for both of them to go out there, compete and win today,”
said co-head coach Sonia Hahn-Patrick. “Both Jo and Caitlyn fought hard
in their matches and for Caitlyn to get a win in her first singles
match of the season is great for her.”
It was the
second year in a row that Tennessee earned both honors as Kata Szekely
and Brynn Boren completed the feat for the Lady Vols last season.
road to the singles championship was not easy for Henderson who started
the day off with a 6-7 (5) tiebreak loss. But she battled back to earn
6-4, 6-4 victories in the next two sets and ultimately the win.
and Williams started the day off right with an 8-6 victory during the
doubles round over Gabriella Desantis/Miho Kowase of Ohio State to come
away with the tournament title.
The Lady Vols
jumped out to an early lead and fought to hang on to win the match.
Tennessee fell at flight two and three doubles by 8-0 and 8-6 scores.
The Lady Vols won five of their six singles matches on the day.
day started off as Brittany Lindl won handedly and was the first Lady
Vol off the court with a 6-0, 6-2 victory at flight four. Her classmate
Victoria Olivarez followed suit with a 6-1, 6-1 win at flight six to
earn their second wins on the weekend.
Guevremont captured her third victory of the weekend, remaining perfect
in singles action with a 6-2, 6-2 win at flight five singles.
returned to the court in singles action garnering a hard-fought 7-6
(4), 7-5 win at flight two over No. 55 Kelsey Dieters .
Some of the Lady Vols will be back in action next weekend at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic in Tuscaloosa, Ala from Nov. 1-3.
Singles vs. Kentucky
1. Joanna Henderson (UT) def. Aldila Sutjiadi (UK) 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4
2. Caitlyn Williams (UT) def. No. 55 Kelsey Dieters (UK) 7-6 (4), 7-5
3. Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff (UK) def. Tiffany Tavares (UT) 6-1, 6-4
4. Brittany Lindl (UT) def. Stephanie Fox (UK) 6-0, 6-2
5. Laurence Guevremont (UT) def. CeCe Witten (UK) 6-2, 6-2
6. Victoria Olivarez (UT) def. Kirsten Lewis (UK) 6-1, 6-1
Doubles vs. Ohio State
1. Joanna Henderson/Caitlyn Williams (UT) def. Gabriella Desantis/Miho Kowase (OSU) 8-6
2. Sandy Niehaus/Grainne O'Neil (OSU) def, Laurence Guevremont/Brittany Lindl (UT) 8-0
3. Noelle Malley/Ferny Angeles-Paz (OSU) def. Tiffany Tavares/Victoria Olivarez (UT) 8-6