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
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
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
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,
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.
X-country excels at meet
Published: Mon Oct 19, 1998 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:38 p.m.