On Friday night, the Lady Vol soccer team opened the SEC portion of its

home schedule with a 5-0 conquest of Western Division rival, Arkansas. In

the process, Tennessee extended its school-record winning streak to four

matches and improved to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the SEC. Meanwhile, the Lady

Razorbacks dipped to 3-4 overall (1-2 SEC).

The victory was the University of Tennessee's biggest ever against an SEC

foe and equaled the squad's conference win total from 1997.

The Lady Vol hosted LSU on Sunday afternoon. Results were not available at

press time.

Junior Heather Handel opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a solid

individual effort through several players. It was the defender's first goal

of the season and just the second of her career.

Junior Shayna Teutsch's third goal of the year pushed the Lady Vols' lead

to 2-0 nearly five minutes later off a picture-perfect cross from classmate

Kendyl Michner.

UT's prolific freshman Allison Campbell kept her torrid offensive pace

going by knocking in Tennessee's third goal in the 20th minute off another

Michner cross. The rookie fired one attempt at Arkansas 'keeper Jennifer

Traw and then banged in the rebound. Campbell now has eight goals overall

and a remarkable seven in her last three matches.

The Lady Vols found the back of the net again in the 62nd minute when Laura

Lauter notched her fifth goal of the season off a feed from Tara Minnax.

Finally, freshman Jen Laughridge completed the scoring with her first

career goal.

Tennessee outshot Arkansas by a whopping 27-3 margin. Freshman Lady Vol

'keeper Ellen Dean made one save in 65 minutes to improve to 4-0.

Handoyo's run ends

Peter Handoyo, a true freshman from Surabaya, Indonesia, lost to No. 5

and second-seeded Francisco Rodriguez of Alabama, 6-3, 6-3, Saturday at the

T. Rowe Price Clay Court Championships in Baltimore, Md.

The loss ends No. 97 Handoyo's impressive 8-1 run at the tournament.

Handoyo was the only player in the men's or women's bracket that advanced

through the prequalifying and qualifying draws to the quarterfinals of the

main draw.

Handoyo also set a Tennessee record for most wins at the tournament.

Handoyo only lost three sets during his nine-match run over seven

days.

Among his upset wins was a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 29 Ignacio

Hirigoyen of SMU to reach the quarterfinals.

"When a great recruit like Peter comes to your school, it's highly

satisfying to see him prove he can make the transition into the upper level

of collegiate tennis," said UT tennis coach Michael Fancutt.

The Vol team returns to action Oct. 2-4 at the Kentucky Invitational

Tournament.

Cross country takes third

Tennessee's men's cross country team took third out of 21 teams at

Saturday's Birmingham (Ala.) Classic.

Senior Doug Ellington ran well again, finishing third with a time of

24:53.20. For the year, Ellington has claimed a first-place finish and a

pair of third-place finishes in three meets.

Brad Leach took eighth (25:05.20) and Jon Jamison finished 11th in

25:21.40.

Head coach George Watts was pleased with the way his squad persevered after

getting off to a bad start.

"We started slow, but kept our poise and ended up doing alright," he said.

"We have been doing some tough training, running three weekends in a row,

but we expect that to pay off when the conference championship gets

here."

Volleyball falls to Arkansas

The Lady Vol volleyball team fell to 6-3 overall (0-1 SEC) on Friday

after a straight-set loss at Arkansas.

The Lady Razorbacks, behind seven kills by Jamie Rohme, defeated Tennessee

15-6, 15-4, 15-10. Arkansas improved to 9-2 (1-0 SEC).