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Tennessee Athletics | April 11, 2014

Tennessee rallies from 3-0 hole, downs Auburn

  Tennessee has now won three matches in a row.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- In a comeback for the ages, Tennessee rallied back from a 3-0 deficit to take down No. 24 Auburn 4-3 under the lights at Barksdale Stadium on Friday Night.

Junior Joanna Henderson and freshman Laurence Guevremont sealed the deal for the Lady Vols in a 4 1/2-hour match as UT won its third in a row, improving to 12-10 on the season and 6-6 in conference play. UT handed Auburn its eighth loss of the year as the Tigers drop to 17-8 in 2014 and 6-6 in SEC play.

The Lady Vols also extended their home win-streak against Auburn to 11 matches dating back to 1995.

Guevremont tied things up for Tennessee at 3-all and just moments later, Henderson sealed the deal for the Lady Vols capturing the victory as all of her teammates rushed the court.

The 7-6 (8), 2-6, 6-3 win for Henderson was her second against a ranked opponent this season and she improved to 7-0 on the year in three-set matches.

For Guevremont, her 7-6 (4), 0-6, 6-4 win was her 17th of the season and sixth in three-set matches.

For the first time in three matches, the Lady Vols fell in the doubles point in doubles action that lasted more than an hour.

With each set a battle, Auburn won on court Nos. 1 and 2 to gain an early match lead. Eve Repic and Guevremont fell 8-2 on court No. 2 followed by a 8-4 loss by Henderson and Caitlyn Williams at No. 1 to the nation's 14th-ranked doubles pair in Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger, just their third of the season.

Auburn extended its lead to 3-0 as Victoria Olivarez (6-2, 6-2) and Ambika Pande (6-3, 6-2) fell on court Nos. 5 and 6.

But the Lady Vols never gave up, battling back, first as Brittany Lindl notched Tennessee's first point of the night with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 comeback victory from No. 4 singles.

Repic, ranked 75th in singles, followed that up with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 win on court No. 1, taking out No. 36 Burgmans. Match point was determined in a battle that saw deuces and advantages in the favor of both players, but was sealed with a forehand winner and an uncharacteristic fist shaket. The win was her eighth versus a ranked opponent this season.

Repic's win set up Guevremont and Henderson's epic match finale as the Lady Vols continued on their win streak.

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