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University of Tennessee Men Team News
Tennessee Surge Past Vandy to Start SECs
Friday, 04/19/2013

OXFORD, Miss. -- The seventh-ranked Vols turned the tide midway through singles to beat Vanderbilt 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.
Sophomore Hunter Reese's second-half comeback on court 2 helped spark the Vols on a number of courts as the team dug in after losing four of six first sets.
Sophomore Mikelis Libietis beat No. 13 Ryan Lipman for the second time this year to put UT up 2-1. Chaplin beat Jeff Offerdahl 7-5, 6-3 on court 3 and seconds later, Reese provided the clinching point. He won 12 of the final 13 points of the match to defeat Gonzales Austin 4-6, 6-0, 6-1.
More to follow.
Tennessee 4, Vanderbilt 1
1. #3 Mikelis Libietis (UT) def. #13 Ryan Lipman (VU) 6-2, 7-6 (4)
2. #34 Hunter Reese (UT) def. #51 Gonzales Austin (VU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
3. Jarryd Chaplin (UT) def. Jeff Offerdahl (VU) 7-5, 6-3
4. John Collins (UT) vs. Kris Yee (VU) 5-7, 4-3, unf.
5. Marc van der Merwe (VU) vs. Ed Jones (UT) 2-6, 7-5, unf.
6. Rhys Johnson (VU) def. Taylor Patrick (UT) 6-2, 6-2
1. #3 Mikelis Libietis/Hunter Reese (UT) vs. Ryan Lipman/Gonzales Austin (VU) 7-5, unfinished
2. #47 John Collins/Ed Jones (UT) def. Marc van der Merwe/Rhys Johnson (VU) 8-5
3. Jarryd Chaplin/Taylor Patrick (UT) def. Jeff Offerdahl/Suresh Eswaran (VU) 8-6