The Tennessee Volunteers wasted no time Saturday in Nashville as they won

their third cross-country meet of the year.

Doug Ellington started and finished strong as he took first overall,

running the 8K course in 25:11, while Anthony Famiglietti took third

(25:57).

Jon Jamison took fourth (26:04) and Brad Leach finished in fifth (26:28).

Joe Dickson had his best overall finish of the year, coming in sixth.

Tennessee defeated East Tennessee State 19-43 for the win. Host Belmont

University tied Tennessee Tech for third place with 124 points. Austin Peay

(145) rounded out the top five.

Earlier in the year, head coach George Watts noted that someone would have

to step up and be the fifth man for his squad. It appeared Saturday that

several of his runners may be ready to answer that call. Besides Dickson's

solid performance, Scott DeFilippis, Brac Salyers, Brian Wallace, Josh

Mears and Chris Hendrix-Buxton all finished within seconds of each other,

claiming spots 11-16.

The race served as the final tune-up for the Volunteers in preparation for

the SEC Championships, which Tennessee will host Saturday, Oct. 31.

Lady Vol volleyball continues winning ways

The Tennessee Lady Vols established three new Stokely Athletics Center

records in a 3-1 (15-3, 15-12, 13-15, 15-5) victory over Georgia Friday

night. Tennessee set new arena marks for kills (89) and assists (73) along

with 73 assists from freshman Erica Lear.

The Lady Vols, off to their best start since 1986, improved to 13-4 (3-2

SEC) on the season while the Lady Bulldogs fall to 4-11 (2-4 SEC).

Tennessee hosted South Carolina on Sunday. Results were not available at

press time.

Tennessee drops tough one to Vandy

Although the Lady Vol soccer team carried most of the play Friday night

against 8th-ranked Vanderbilt, the Commodores used a goal at the 73:23 mark

by sophomore midfielder Austa Helgadottir to notch a 1-0 triumph.

With the victory, Vanderbilt now occupies sole possession of second place

in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division with a 4-1 mark, while

the Lady Vols slip to 3-2 in league action with the setback.

The Lady Vols hosted Kentucky on Sunday. Results were not available at

press time.

Tennessee golfers take third

The University of Tennessee men's golf team is bringing home the bronze

from the fifth annual Adams Cup of Newport (R.I.), held Thursday at the

Point Judith Country Club. The Vols' took third place with a team total of

601, just one stroke behind second place.

The tournament, which was scheduled to be a 54-hole event, had to be

shortened to 36 holes due to unplayable weather conditions (heavy rain and

gusting winds) during Wednesday's play.

Tennessee's Matt McWilliams shot three-over-par, 73-71--144, for the

tournament to share the individual championship with Bert Jones of Purdue.

McWilliams is the first Vol golfer to win a tournament since 1996, when Tim

Turpen won The Nelson in Palo Alto, Calif.

Purdue University stole the tournament with a team total of 587 over two

rounds. Coming in second was South Alabama with scores of 300-300--600,

finishing 13 strokes behind the Boilermakers. Both teams had shared the

lead at 300 after the first round.

North Florida (603) and Southeastern Louisiana (611) rounded out the top

five teams in the tournament.

Purdue placed two other Boilermakers in the top four on its way to the

title. Lee Williamson (3rd, 74-72--146) and Chad Jones (4th-t,

78-69--147).

For Tennessee, Kevin Law (78-73--151) and Jimmy White (75-76--151) finished

as part of a tie for 13th.

Parsons and Handoyo fall

Tennessee's Peter Handoyo and Mark Parsons both lost in the second round

of the main draw at the ITA All-American Tennis Championships in Austin,

Texas on Friday.

However, both Vols took their highly-ranked opponents to three sets before

exiting the tournament. The tournament is the biggest of the season with

nearly 300 players competing in the prequalifying round of the ITA

Collegiate Grand Slam event.

No. 97 Handoyo lost a nail biter to top seed and No. 3-ranked Daniel

Andersson of Virginia Commonwealth, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (4). Likewise, No. 100

Parsons battled No. 24 Justin O'Neal of Florida before losing 7-6 (4), 2-6,

6-2. Handoyo, a true freshman from Hilton Head, S.C., owns a 13-2 fall

record. Parsons, a sophomore from St. John's Newfoundland, Canada, ran his

record to 7-2.