The University of Tennessee Lady Vol swimming and diving team will host

Clemson at 2 p.m. Friday in the Student Aquatic Center in the first home

meet of the season.

Tennessee enters with a 1-0 dual record while the Tigers carry a 1-1

overall dual record on the season.

"We're excited about our first home meet," said head swimming coach Dan

Colella. "We were happy to open the season with a win at Kentucky, but

Clemson's always a tough opponent. We narrowly defeated them last year at

Clemson, and we're looking forward to another exciting meet."

The Lady Vols kicked off the 1998-99 campaign with a 140-103 win at

Kentucky. The team posted 10 first-place performances, including NCAA

provisional qualifying times from newcomers Teresa Moodie and Monica

Shannahan.

Moodie dominated the freestyle sprints while Shannahan captured both the

200-yard breaststroke and individual medley. The Lady Vols also claimed the

top spot in both diving events and the two relays.

Clemson opened its season with a 130-113 loss to conference foe Virginia on

Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., followed by a 165-78 victory against

Virginia Tech the next day.

The Tigers return several members of last year's squad, including

All-Americans Jennifer Mihalik and Erin Schatz, in addition to senior Wendy

Henson, who posted first-place finishes in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle

at 1997's dual meet.

The Lady Vols narrowly defeated Clemson 146 1/2-136 1/2 last year at

Clemson. The meet marked Tennessee's fourth consecutive win on the season

as the squad came away with eight first-place performances.

Tennessee will next travel to Fayetteville, Ark., for a three-way meet with

the University of Arkansas and Southwest Missouri State at 11 a.m. CT.

Golfers ready to conclude schedule: The Lady Vol golf team will

conclude the fall portion of their schedule with a trip to Hilton Head,

S.C., for the GolfWorld--Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational.

Held at the par-72, 6,257-yard Arthur Hills Golf Club at Palmetto Hall

Plantation, the tournament runs today through Sunday with tee times set for

8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The combined men's and women's tournament will feature the country's

leading Division I men's and women's college golf teams. The 54-hole event

celebrates its 13th year and annually showcases the country's top amateur

players.

The teams slated to challenge the women's course included top-ranked Duke,

Arizona State (No. 2), Arizona (3), Georgia (4), Stanford (5), Southern

California (8), Texas (9), Tulsa (10), LSU (11), New Mexico (17) and Wake

Forest, along with the No. 19 Lady Vols.

Tennessee finished fifth at last year's tournament while Arizona State

captured the team title.

Five Lady Vols will compete against the nation's top golfers.

Senior Jessica Lindbergh, junior Stacey Bergman and freshmen Young-A Yang,

Tina Schneeberger and Carrie Cole are all making the trip.

Lindbergh is the only member of the unit who returns to the event. She

fired a 233 at last year's tournament to finish tied for 38th. Lindbergh,

Bergman, Yang and Schneeberger have all participated in each of the fall

tournaments.

The GolfWorld--Palmetto Dunes tournament marks the end of the fall

schedule for the Lady Vols. The team will return to play Feb. 22-24 in

Tucson, Ariz., at the Arizona Invitational, hosted by the University of

Arizona.