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.
Vol tennis team stops Ole Miss winning streak
Published: Mon Apr 19, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:50 p.m.