Senior Crystal Cleveland and rookie Sabita Maharaj, rated 52nd nationally, secured the doubles point for UT for the seventh time this season at the No. 3 slot. The pair dispatched of freshman Danielle Wiggins and sophomore Magda Wojdylo, 8-2, to move its record to 10-1 at the position and 11-1 overall.
As the lone match on court two remained, an ominous sky loomed above and severe weather on the horizon forced UT junior Tammy Encina and sophomore Majen Immink and USC senior Catherine Brown and sophomore Audrey George to finish their contest indoors. Encina and Immink, ranked No. 35, had the lead in the match, 6-3, but as the conditions outside went south so did their advantage. The tandem dropped five straight games to give Brown and George the triumph, 8-6. It was Encina and Immink's second loss in a row, dropping their record on the year to 13-3 and 12-3 at the second position.
Castellvi, ranked third, was the first Lady Vol to register a victory in singles, upending No. 102 Boyanovich at the top slot in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. It was her 15th straight win, tying her with Cleveland for the longest unbeaten streak this year. Castellvi improved to 36-4 and 21-1 at No. 1 singles with the win. She needs a mere three victories to become Tennessee's all-time leader in wins, a distinction currently held by Paula Kelly with 133.
The Big Orange lead was trimmed in half when Kenoyer picked up a straight-set decision over Encina at two singles, 7-6(6), 6-2. Encina dropped to 19-14 and 10-9 at the No. 2 slot.
Schaub gave Tennessee a 3-1 lead after rallying from a 6-0 setback in the first stanza against Wojdylo at four singles. Schaub won the second and third sets by 6-3 and 6-1 counts to up her record to 21-14 and 15-7 in dual match play.
The 104th-tabbed Cleveland provided the clincher for the Lady Vols, winning a three-setter over Wiggins, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4, at the No. 3 hole. Cleveland saw her record go to 29-8 and 20-3 in dual match competition. With a 29-4 mark in doubles, the Delray Beach, Fla., native is looking to post the second 30-30 season of her career. Cleveland's first came during her sophomore campaign with records of 33-10 and 36-8 in singles and doubles.
Having secured the victory, the remaining matches at Nos. 5 and 6 singles were suspended.
The Lady Vols will wrap up regular-season play when they welcome No. 6 Georgia to Rocky Top for a noon clash this Saturday at UT's Varsity Courts and Goodfriend Tennis Center. Tennessee will then serve as the host for the SEC Women's Tennis Championship on April 17-20.