The 13th-ranked Tennessee women's swimming and diving team split two meets
The Lady Vols defeated the Kentucky Lady Wildcats 137.5-104.5 on Saturday
in Lexington, Ky., while improving to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the SEC. Just
a day earlier, Tennessee dropped its first home meet to 12th-ranked
UT captured the Kentucky victory with a strong team effort, winning nine of
the 13 events. All-Americans Tracy Bonner and Leslie Mix led the efforts as
both were double winners. For the third time in four outings, Bonner
captured both the one-meter (253.43) and three-meter (303.38) events. Mix
won the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:42.65) and 500 yard freestyle
Bonner and Dawn Burton finished first and second on both one- and
three-meter events in the loss to Georgia.
The Lady Vols will be off until Nov. 12, when they will travel to Columbia,
S.C., to compete against South Carolina.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Tennessee couldn't warm up in the hot Texas sun
over the weekend, dropping two non-conference matches and falling to
The Lady Vols lost at Texas A&M on Saturday, 0-15, 4-15, 10-15. Outside
hitter Cissi Lennartsson, who hadn't played since Sept. 30 due to a
sprained ligament in her elbow, entered the match in the middle of game one
and had two kills and three digs in limited action.
Sonja Thomas had a match-high eight kills and eight digs, while setter
Molly Mooney had 16 assists and seven digs.
Tennessee lost to Houston, 4-15, 12-15, 4-15 on Friday. UT trailed the
second match 7-2 but reeled off five straight points to pull even. After
the Lady Cougars built the lead back up to four points, Tennessee fought
back to 13-12, but lost the next two points.
Thomas had a match-high 14 kills and a match-high eight digs. Mooney passed
off for 34 assists and added six digs.
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Sophomore Michelle Reasor earned
All-Southeastern Conference honors on Saturday when she finished 10th in
the SEC Championships in Prairie Grove, Ark. It was UT's highest placing at
the meet since Patty Wiegand won the race in 1990. The team finished eighth
Reason has led the Lady Vols the entire season. Her time of 18:07.6 was a
15-second improvement over her time at the same course in the pre-NCAA meet
in which she placed 38th.
Tennessee will prepare for the District III Championships to be held at the
Furman Golf Course in Greenville, S.C., on Nov. 12. The top two teams from
each of the eight districts will qualify for nationals, along with six
at-large teams. Individually, the first three runners will qualify; the
remaining six individuals to qualify will be those participants who and the
highest finishes in the eight district meets.
WOMEN'S GOLF: The Lady Vol golf team finished ninth at the San Jose
State Invitational in Fort Ord, Calif., after shooting a three-day 971.
Tennessee shot round of 325, 318 and 328.
Freshman Erin Kurczewski led the Lady Vols from the start to finish as she
tied for 18th place after shooting a final-round 83. She carded a 54-hole
total of 236. Freshman Rachel Thompson finished one stroke behind
Kurczewski with a 237, tied for 23rd.
WOMEN'S TENNIS: Tennessee's Manisha Malhotra continued what has been
an impressive fall for Lady Vol freshmen by advancing to the third round of
the SEC Coaches Championship last weekend in Athens, Georgia.
Lady swim team improves record with win over Kentucky
Published: Tue Nov 01, 1994 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:46 p.m.