The ninth-ranked Florida Gator volleyball team(15-2, 6-0 SEC) swept
Tennessee (11-4, 2-2) 15-0, 15-7, 15-7 Sunday afternoon at the Stephen
O'Connell Center in Gainesville.
Florida had a near flawless performance in game one, stifling the Tennessee
offense and hitting .533 percent to the Lady Vols' .185. The Lady Vols held
tight early on, but could not stop an 8-0 run, which put the Gators up
13-0. Jenny Manz served up three aces in the game.
Though Florida appeared to be out of sync in game two, it didn't allow UT
to take advantage of the situation. The Gators only registered a .150
hitting percentage, but the Lady Vols' percentage dropped to .77. Jen
Sanchez matched Manz's earlier serving effort with three aces of her
UT forced five side outs and scored one point while holding off match point
in game three. However, it was not enough.
Tennessee's next match will be tonight against East Tennessee State at 7:00
at the Stokely Athletics Center.
Podbury on roll at All-American
Tennessee's Paul Podbury won three straight matches over the weekend to
stay alive in the prequalifying bracket of the ITA All-American Tennis
Championships in Austin, Texas.
Podbury, a sophomore from Melbourne, Australia, received a bye in the first
round. In the fourth round on Sunday, Podbury defeated Xavier Luscan of
UCLA, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Yesterday, Podbury faced Damu Bobb of UNLV in the
prequalifying round of 16. Results were not available at press time.
The tournament is the toughest hardcourt event of the fall. Other Vols will
be competing in the qualifying and main draws.
Florida volleyball bests Lady Vols
Published: Tue Oct 13, 1998 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:38 p.m.