The 12th-ranked Tennessee tennis team (15-7, 5-4 SEC) fell to
seventh-ranked Georgia 4-3 Sunday in Athens, Ga.
The Vols came closer to knocking off perennial SEC power Georgia (16-4,
7-3) on Sunday than they have since the last Tennessee win in this series,
which came in 1993.
The single-point loss to the Bulldogs was the 10th match decided by one
point that the Vols have been involved in this season. Four of Tennessee's
last five matches have been decided by one point.
The Vols began the match by losing the doubles point for only the second
time in their last eight matches. The lost doubles point proved crucial to
Georgia's one-point win.
At No. 1 doubles, 29th-ranked Adam Carey and Mark Parsons were upset by
Hisham Hemeda and Adam Seri, 8-4. At No. 2 doubles, Mark Fitzpatrick and
Mark Way notched the lone Tennessee doubles win by topping Travis Parrott
and Sherif Zaher, 8-6.
In No. 3 doubles, Georgia's Chad Carlson and Michael Lang bested Chad
Copenhaver and Peter Handoyo, 8-4. Georgia led the Vols 1-0 entering
In No. 1 singles, seventh-ranked Hemeda defeated 12th-ranked Handoyo 6-4,
6-2. Handoyo has lost four straight matches. At No. 2 singles, 35th-ranked
Parsons bested Talito Corrales 7-5, 6-4.
At No. 3 singles, Way rallied to upset 32nd-ranked Carlson in a 4-6, 7-5,
7-6 (5) thriller. Georgia clinched the win as Joey Pitts beat Copenhaver
6-1, 6-4 in No. 4 singles.
In No. 5 singles, 93rd-ranked Seri defeated Fitzpatrick 6-4, 6-4. In No. 6
singles, Tennessee's Carey topped Parrott 6-3, 6-2.
The Vols continue their road trip on Friday when they take on fourth-ranked
Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss. On Saturday, Tennessee faces 22nd-ranked
Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss.
Vol tennis squad falls to UGA
Published: Tue Apr 13, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:50 p.m.