Tennessee With Three In Round of 32 For First Time In School History
All Three Lady Vols Advance To NCAA Singles Round of 32
ATHENS, Ga. – For the first time in Tennessee history, three Lady Vols will compete in the NCAA Singles Championships Round of 32 after each Big Orange competitor left the Dan Magill Tennis Complex victorious on Wednesday to advance to Thursday’s second round.
Brynn Boren, Natalie Pluskota and Kata Szekely all moved on Wednesday and each did so in a different fashion. For Wednesday recaps and notes on Thursday’s opponents, follow this link: http://bit.ly/Lpe1g1
All three Lady Vols will play at 10 a.m. ET in singles on Thursday. Pluskota and Szekely will also compete in the opening round of the NCAA Doubles Tournament at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Each Lady Vol has the opportunity to earn All-American honors in singles and advance to the Round of 16 by winning their matches on Thursday.
NCAA SINGLES TOURNAMENT – FIRST ROUND
Kata Szekely (UT) def. (9-16) Emina Bektas (Michigan) 6-4, 7-5
Brynn Boren (UT) def. (9-16) Jillian O’Neill (Georgia Tech) 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4
Natalie Pluskota (UT) def. Anastasia Putilina (Utah) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
NCAA SINGLES TOURNAMENT – ROUND OF 32
#32 Brynn Boren (UT) vs. #23 Nina Secerbegovic (Baylor), 10 a.m. ET
#35 Natalie Pluskota (UT) vs. #50 Lacey Smith (Arizone), 10 a.m. ET
#57 Kata Szekely (UT) vs. Abigail Tere-Apisah (Georgia State), 10 a.m. ET
NCAA DOUBLES TOURNAMENT – FIRST ROUND
Natalie Pluskota/Kata Szekely (UT) vs. (3) Shinann Featherston/Lauren McHale (UNC), 3:30 p.m. ET