#3 Vols advance to Quarterfinals of NCAA Tennis Tournament
Tennessee defeats Arizona 4-3 to set up a showdown with 11th seeded Georgia
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - he No. 3 Tennessee Volunteers survived an upset bid by the unseeded Arizona Wildcats to advance to the quarterfinals at the NCAA DI Men’s Tennis Championships. Tennessee senior Adam Walton rallied after dropping the second set to prevail 7-5, 1-6, 6-2 to send the Volunteers to the quarterfinals.
Tennessee cruised to victory in doubles, but Arizona would quickly tie up the match with a win at No. 6 singles by Carlos Hassey.
Tennessee’s Martim Prata regained the lead for the Volunteers on Court No. 3, but wins by Jonas Ziverts and Alejandro Reguant on Courts No. 2 and No. 5 gave Arizona it’s first lead of the match at 3-2 in the program’s first ever appearance in the NCAA Round of 16.
Luca Widenmann evened the match at 3-3 with a three-set win at No. 4 singles, setting up court No. 1 as the deciding match.
Chris Woodruff’s Vols advance to face SEC rival Georgia later this week in the quarrterfinals.
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