Hunter Reese wins first singles tennis title at UT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Tennessee sophomore Hunter Reese captured his first collegiate singles title at the Wake Forest Spring Invitational.

Reese faced a pair of Wake Forest players in the final two rounds Sunday, beating Morgan Mays 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals and Sam Bloom by the same score in the title match.

"Hunter played very solid tennis, and he also competed really well," Tennessee coach Sam Winterbotham said. "His energy was very positive. I can't think a time the whole weekend he really turned off. That concentration level was the reason we was playing as well as he was.

"The biggest thing I got from the performance is that he's continuing to use what he's practicing. When you see that as a coach, it makes you very happy. I'm proud of him for that."

Reese improved his season record to 15-3 and will be riding a seven-match winning streak heading into the Vols' team season opener Friday against Tennessee Tech at 3 p.m.

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