Second Round: South Carolina (L, 3-4)
First Round: East Tennessee State (W, 4-0)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Tennessee (16-6) - #10
CO-HEAD COACH/RECORD: Mike Patrick/428-250 (career); 372-222 (Tennessee)
CO-HEAD COACH/RECORD: Sonia Hahn-Patrick (213-114)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 18
BEST NCAA FINISH: Semifinals (2002)
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Ended the regular season with its highest ranking in over five years at No. 10 in the country…Finished second in the ultra-competitive SEC Eastern Division.. All five of UT’s losses were to teams ranked in the top-15…Picked up five wins over top-25 teams…Lady Vols have reached the NCAA Tournament in 14 straight seasons.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Boasts two ranked singles players in junior Caitlin Whoriskey (45) and freshman Natalie Pluskota (117)…The duo is also rated No. 20 in the country…Co-Head Coaches Mike Patrick and Sonia Hahn-Patrick were named SEC Coaches of the Year…Whoriskey was tabbed to the All-SEC First Team…Senior Samantha Orlin and Pluskota both claimed All-SEC Second Team honors…Pluskota was also named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.