The Lady Vol tennis team took a pair of matches from two Big Ten foes this weekend, defeating both Purdue and Illinois, 4-3. Both matches came down to the final singles match of the day.
On Saturday at Purdue, junior Melissa Schaub fought off two match points in the third set and held on to win, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2), to clinch the match for UT.
Sunday’s final match at Illinois was only slightly less dramatic as Victoria Jones overcame a first-set shutout to take the final match of the day, 0-6, 6-4, 6-1, and pick up the clinching fourth point.
The Lady Vols return to action Feb. 13 when they host Michigan.