In recent play, Kader defeated Georgia's Bo Hodge, currently ranked No. 6 in the country.
"(William & Mary) will be a tough challenge for our young team," Rea said. "Hopefully we can respond well after losing our last match against Virginia."
Fancutt said the two-week break was a good opportunity for the team to work on player specifics, as well as fitness and training, making sure each player is as strong at the end of the match as he is at the beginning.
"The team we have is a team with many freshmen," the seventh-year coach said. "Day by day we get better. We lost a tough match to Virginia, and hopefully that is going to make the team realize we have to work harder."
In last year's competition against ETSU, the Vols defeated the Buccaneers 6-1. The Bucs may not hold the ranking the Vols do, but Rea said they should not be underestimated.
"(ETSU) has some good players," Rea said. "As young as we are, we can't afford to take anyone lightly. We have to play our hardest in each match."
Fancutt added that the Bucs may not have as much depth as the Vols, but they are strong at the No. 1, 2 and 3 positions and should give UT a challenging match.
Recently, the Vols have concentrated on doubles play, Fancutt said. The coaches will continue to move the players around in an attempt to find the optimal lineup.
"Some of our players have only played a match or two, so it's hard to tell who will fit where," Fancutt said. "We want to have the best lineup organized by the end of the year.
"In tennis at Tennessee, as with every other sport, we are focused on winning the championship. Our main goal is to have the team come around by the NCAA Championship in May."
Published: Fri Feb 13, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:48 p.m.