For the second straight match, the Lady Vols tennis team fell at home as

they lost 5-1 to No. 14 Mississippi on Saturday at the UT Varsity

Courts.

The doubles matches were not contested.

With the loss, Tennessee drops to 14-5 overall (5-5 SEC), while the Rebels

improve to 14-4 (6-2).

In singles, senior Emily Woodside extended her winning streak to 15 matches

after posting a 7-5, 6-4 win over Courtney Chapman at the No. 4 spot.

The Lady Vols took on Indiana yesterday at the UT Varsity Courts. Results

were not available at press time.

Men's golf finishes 14th at Capital Classic

Vol junior Derrick Centers fired rounds of 73-72-73--218, to mark his

personal collegiate best this season for 54 holes. Centers led the Vols

with an individual finish of 21st.

After two perfect rounds of par, senior Kevin Law shot an 80 in the final

round to drop him to 45th with a total score of 224.

Tennessee finished in 14th place after the deciding round of the Carpet

Capital Classic in Dalton, Ga., with rounds of 301-295-292--888.

The University of Georgia held on to the title, finishing six-under-par

with rounds of 290-275-293--858. Host Georgia Tech finished a close second

with a 54-hole score of 860. South Carolina (867), Virginia (874) and North

Carolina (875) round out the top five teams.

Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech stole the individual title, firing rounds of

66-71-67--204, to finish 12-under-par. Carl Patterson (NC State) brought

home the silver posting a 208. East Tennessee State's Eamonn Brady (211),

North Carolina's Ron Simmons (211), and Wake Forest's Michael Capone (212)

were the tournament's top finishers.

The Vols' next round of competition will be in Opelika, Ala., at the Billy

Hitchcock beginning Friday.

Lady Vol rowers compete at Michigan State

The Tennessee Lady Vol rowing team began the spring portion of the

competitive schedule at East Lansing, Mich., on Lake Ovid against Michigan

State and the University of Clemson on Saturday.

Michigan State is currently ranked No. 15 by the USRowing national

Collegiate Coaches Poll in the women's eight and provided an excellent

early test for the Lady Vols.

UT entered six boats in the competition, with the Varsity 8+ taking third

place with a time of 6:49.54. The Varsity 4+ also took third place, with a

clocking of 7:54.89.

On the Novice front, the Lady Vols took third in the 8+ in 7:32.22.

Tennessee took third place overall in the team scoring.

Next, Tennessee will travel to Washington, D.C., on April 10, for the

George Washington Invitational. The Lady Vols will be in Oak Ridge April

17-18 for the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association

Championships.