The Tennessee Lady Volunteer women's tennis team is on a roll following its first weekend sweep of the season, with road victories against the LSU Tigers (4-3) and the Arkansas Lady Razorbacks (4-0).
"We played doubles really well last weekend," freshman Eve Repic said. "If we continue to do what we were doing last weekend, at home, I think we should be pretty good."
The past weekend's wins have generated excitement in the program and serve as a motivator for this weekend's upcoming matches.
"It's been awhile," co-head coach Sonia Hahn-Patrick said. "I don't remember the last weekend we actually swept, so that on the road I think is a big confidence booster going into this weekend."
The Lady Vols take on Auburn this Friday and will play a doubleheader against MTSU and Alabama on Sunday.
"We always have a good, healthy rivalry with those schools," Patrick said of in-conference rivals Alabama and Auburn. "It's always difficult to play there, and it's always difficult to play them when they come to our place, but we go back and forth, and we're just going to compete as hard as we can."
The addition of junior Caitlyn Williams to the lineup, Patrick said, is a huge plus for the Lady Vols.
Williams missed much of the season due to an injury, but upon her return, the junior went undefeated in doubles this weekend, leading the Vols to the sweep.
Her performance helped Williams to be named co-SEC player of the week.
"It's always exciting," Patrick said. "It's a great reward, one that she deserves. In turn, I think that helps our whole team, because that just boosts the morale, and she's a big contributor for us."