The White team dominated the Orange team on Friday afternoon, winning by a

131-96 count at the Student Aquatic Center in the Vols' swimming and diving

intrasquad meet.

The White squad got off to an inauspicious start when its 400-meter medley

relay squad was disqualified. Sophomore Steve Cromer and freshman Brent

Tannhauser quickly put their White team on the board, though, by taking

first and second in the 1000 freestyle. The White team went on to claim

victory in the next two events, including a first and second finish by

Lance Asti and Adam Engle in the 50 freestyle.

Matt Hall finally broke through for the Orange as he won the 200 individual

medley. Hall's victory was followed by a win from Orange diver Shannon Roy,

who brought the Orange to within two points of the lead. The comeback was

short-lived, however, as Joel Shapiro of the White squad beat out Hall for

the 200 butterfly win.

Asti followed his teammate's lead and claimed his second event of the

afternoon in a 100 freestyle race that featured a sweep of the top three

positions for the White. Next, freshman Michael Gross of the White came out

on top in the 200 backstroke and the competition was over.

The White won weight of 13 events with Asti (50, 100 free) as the only

double winner. The other winners for the White were Cromer (1000 free),

Zane DeWitz (200 free), Shapiro (200 butterfly), Gross (200 backstroke) and

Gabi Chereches (three-meter diving).

The Orange squad was led by Hall's yeoman's effort in winning the 200

individual medley and the 500 freestyle and finishing second in the 200

butterfly. Roy, who won the one-meter diving event, finished second in the

three-meter springboard. Jeremy McDonald, a freshman from Houston, Texas,

took the 200 breaststroke.

Tennessee, ranked fifth in the nation, begins the regular season on Friday

with a dual meet at Kentucky. The Vols return home to face the 18th-ranked

Virginia Cavaliers on Nov. 6.