UT Tennis team continues undefeated streak

The No. 2 Tennessee men's tennis team extended their undefeated streak in outdoor tennis to 8-0 this season, defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks 6-1 Sunday at the Dill Indoor Tennis Center in Fayetteville, Ark. Go "Inside" to get the latest on the 18-1 and 6-0 Vol Tennis Team. At InsideTennessee.com we cover all of UT Athletics like no other.

The No. 2 Tennessee men's tennis team extended their undefeated streak in outdoor tennis to 8-0 this season, defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks 6-1 Sunday at the Dill Indoor Tennis Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

The victory puts the Volunteers at 18-1, 6-0 SEC, since the beginning of the indoor season on January 23. It is the best start for a Tennessee men's tennis team since 1990.

J.P. Smith and Davey Sandgren, currently ranked No. 1 in the nation in doubles, scored their 28th win of the season with an 8-2 victory.

Junior Boris Conkic and freshman Rhyne Williams secured an 8-2 victory at the No. 2 doubles position, while junior Matteo Fago and freshman Edward Jones followed with a hard fought 8-7 victory.

The Volunteers suffered a setback in singles play, as senior Matt Brewer suffered an ankle injury while playing at the No. 5 position.

Brewer is reportedly on crutches and will undergo x-rays Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury.

Boris Conkic won at the No. 2 position with a 6-1, 6-2 victory, while Rhyne Williams.

Freshman Tennys Sandgren clinched the meet win for the Volunteers, winning his match in two sets, 7-5, 7-5.

J.P. Smith won at the No. 1 singles position, defeating Chris Nott (49th nationally) in three sets, 6-0, 6-7 (5), 6-3.

Tennys Sandgren and Smith remained undefeated in conference play this season at 5-0 each.

The Volunteers return to action with a home meet against the No. 14 Ole Miss Rebels on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Goodfriend Tennis Center in Knoxville, Tenn.


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