The 12th-ranked Tennessee tennis team (16-7, 6-4 SEC) upset fourth-ranked

Ole Miss 4-3 Friday afternoon in Oxford, Miss. With the win, the Vols ended

Ole Miss' eight-match winning streak and prevented the Rebels from going

undefeated at home.

Ole Miss fell to 17-4 overall and 9-2 in the SEC. Five of Tennessee's last

six matches have been decided by one point. Friday's win marked Tennessee's

first over Ole Miss since 1993.

The Volunteers began the match by winning the doubles point for only the

seventh time in their last nine matches. At No. 1 doubles, Ole Miss'

eighth-ranked James Shortall and Martin Sjoqvist edged 29th-ranked Adam

Carey and Mark Parsons 9-8 (2). At No. 2 doubles, Mark Fitzpatrick and Mark

Way defeated Vikrant Chadha and Anders Stenman, 8-5.

In No. 3 doubles, Chad Copenhaver and Peter Handoyo beat Martin Selin and

Kristofer Stahlberg, 8-4. The Vols led the Rebels 1-0 entering doubles


In No. 1 singles, 35th-ranked Parsons upset 28th-ranked Shortall, 6-2, 6-2.

In No. 2 singles, 12th-ranked Handoyo broke a four-match losing streak by

besting Chadha, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Handoyo's win gave Tennessee its fourth point

to clinch the match. With the win, freshman Handoyo (38-16) ties Vol legend

Paul Annacone's 38 wins in his sophomore campaign. The two share the

seventh spot in the Tennessee record book for most singles wins in a

season. Freshman Adam Carey notched the other Tennessee win at No. 6

singles with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Stahlberg. Carey's win broke

Stahlberg's eight-match winning streak.

Ole Miss' 85th-ranked Sjoqvist took a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Mark Way at No.

3 singles. In No. 4 singles, 70th-ranked Stenman defeated Fitzpatrick 7-5,

6-0. In No. 5 singles, 66th-ranked Selin topped Copenhaver 6-2, 6-2.

The Vols continued their road trip on Sunday against Mississippi State in

Starkville, Miss. Results were not available at press time.