tournament play by defeating Auburn on Thursday in Lexington, Ky.
The win gives the Lady Vols a 16-9 overall record and a 7-5 record in
The day began with senior Manisha Malhotra defeating the Tigers' Ali
LaGrange 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. At No. 2 singles, UT's Margie Lepsi
rolled by Auburn's Heidii Stewart 6-2, 6-4.
Whitney Dill defeated AU's Lucy Altman in No. 3 singles, in a hard-fought
7-5, 7-6 match. Tennessee's third senior, Erin Lowrey, rolled over Carolyn
Virginia Kozlowski 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4.
UT's freshmen saw their first-ever SEC tournament action, with both winning
singles matches. Vinny Seiverling topped Tara Fitzmorris, 6-3, 6-1 and Megan
Russell defeated Summa Edwards, 6-0, 6-3.
The Lady Vols will play in the second round of the tournament today,
Diamond Vols win, break losing streak
Justin Ross went 3-for-4 with a home run and drove in three runs as Tennessee
(27-14) defeated the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 13-6, at Lindsey Nelson
Stadium on Wednesday.
The Eagles outhit the Vols 15-12 and left 15 men on base, but the Vols
took advantage of four errors for their seventh-straight non-conference
Ryan Browning led Tech with five hits, including a double.
Vols second baseman Jeff Pickler also extended his hitting streak to
20 games with a sixth-inning single.
Eric Henderson (2-0) picked up his second win in as many starts, allowing
three runs and 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Joe Fellers (4-3), who came on in relief of starter Jason Broker, suffered
the loss, allowing three runs in one inning of work.
The Vols broke a 2-2 game open in the fifth with three runs. Sonny Cortez's
double, a single by Eduardo Figueroa and an Eagle error caused the damage.
Tennessee added six more in the sixth, keyed by Justin Ross' two-run
double, his 200th career hit, and Donnie Ross' pinch-hit two-run homer to
give the Vols an 11-3 lead.
The Vols play host to Arkansas in an important three-game series beginning
tonight at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Game times are at 7 tonight, 3 p.m. Saturday
and 1 p.m. Sunday.
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