After losing to No. 8 LSU on Friday, the No. 15 Vol netters bounced back on
Sunday -- knocking off Auburn 4-3 at the Varsity Courts.
The Easter win was Tennessee's fifth of the season, running their
conference record to 5-4 and 16-6 overall -- one victory over last year's
Tennessee and Auburn split in the singles action 3-3, which was good enough
for the victory for a Tennessee victory.
In the No. 1 and No. 2 positions Daniel Dewandaka and Pablo Montana were
able to post three-set victories.
Dewandaka and Montana both dropped the first set to their opponent before
coming from behind for the win. Montana's win clinched the match for the
Vols. Both matches also included second-set tie breakers.
Auburn was able to bounce back in the middle of their singles action.
No. 3 Lee Pearson held on to defeat Martijn Magendans, No. 4 Roberto
Teofilo knocked off Thomas Mozur in three sets, and No. 5 Davidson
Kozlowski handled John Fritts in straight sets. Chris Mahony was able to
even the match with a critical win at the No. 6 position.
In doubles action, the Vols were able to grab the team point and the early
lead, taking two of three matches from the Tigers.
At the No. 1 position Dewandaka and Magendans dropped a tough match to
Pearson and Adam Alailey 9-7. Tennessee's No. 2 team of Mozur and Christoph
Pressmar gave the Vols a crucial victory 8-5 over Carlos Engel and
The doubles loss for Dewandaka and Magendans was their third straight in
The loss dropped Auburn's record to 8-9 overall and 3-6 in the conference.
Tennessee returns to the courts on Friday to take on South Carolina. Play
is set to begin at 2 p.m.
Vols bounce back after loss to LSU
Published: Tue Apr 18, 1995 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:51 p.m.