Tennessee freshman Laurence Guevremont spent the most time on the tennis court of any Lady Vol on Saturday. Turned out to be time well spent — at least in singles.
Guevremont beat Ohio State’s Ferny Angeles Paz 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 to finish the second day of competition at the Tennessee Fall Invitational.
Coupled with a lengthy doubles match loss — which included a 27-minute service game — Guevremont was on court for nearly four hours during the afternoon inside Goodfriend Tennis Center.
Guevremont and junior Joanna Henderson headlined UT’s second day of the home tournament. Tennessee won two of six singles matches against Ohio State and two of three doubles matches against North Carolina State.
Henderson provided a bright spot at the top of the Lady Vols’ lineup for the second day in a row. With late breaks of serve in both sets, she beat Gabriella DeSantis of Ohio State 7-5, 6-4 at the No 1 position.
“We had a couple people not feeling well today so we had to change our lineup a bit, but everyone stepped up and did a good job learning on the fly,” Tennessee co-head coach Mike Patrick said in a school release. “Jo again had an outstanding performance.”
“Ohio State had a lot of really good freshmen that competed well today, so it was a good match for us and a good measuring stick of where we are and where we need to get better.”
The Lady Vols had to alter their Saturday lineup with the absence of Eve Repic, who was unable to play because of illness. Repic, a semifinalist at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships earlier this week, had played No. 3 singles on Friday.
On Sunday, Tennessee faces Ohio State in doubles at 1 p.m. and Kentucky in singles to follow.