In a thrilling non-conference match, the Lady Vols tennis team overcame a
3-1 deficit to defeat Wake Forest, 5-4, at the Goodfriend Tennis Center in
Knoxville on Saturday.
The win marked the first for UT over Wake Forest since 1993. The victory
improves the Lady Vols to 3-2 overall (1-2 SEC) while the Demon Deacons
fall to 0-1 on the season.
"It was great win for our young team," said Tennessee co-head coach Mike
Patrick. "We talked about giving outstanding effort all week and that is
what they did."
The match came down to the final doubles match of the afternoon.
Tennessee's duo of senior Emily Woodside and freshman Meiling Parks
prevailed as they beat Lea Miller and Annemarie Milton of Wake Forest, 8-6.
The teams split the other doubles matches with Wake Forest winning the No.
1 match, 8-4, and the Lady Vols' tandem of junior Candy Reid and freshman
Alison Ojeda netting the decision, 8-3, at No. 2.
In singles competition, Ojeda registered her fourth singles victory of the
dual season with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Jackie Houston at No. 2. The win
improves Ojeda to 4-1 this season.
At No. 6 singles, Reid recorded her second win of the season as she
defeated as she defeated Lea Miller, 7-5 (7-5), 6-2. Woodside gave
Tennessee its other singles victory as she registered a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
triumph over Milton at No. 5 singles.
Tennessee faced No. 49 Michigan on Sunday at the Goodfriend Tennis Center.
Results were not available at press time.
Tennessee track and field gets around
The Tennessee men's track and field split up this weekend and traveled to
the Kroger Classic at Virginia Tech and the US West Invitational at the Air
Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
In Colorado, Dawane Wallace took first-place in the 60-meter hurdles with a
provisional qualifying time of 7.72 seconds, a season best.
Tyrone Graham recorded a season best time of 6.75 seconds in the 60-meter
dash and Russell Frye improved upon his time in the 200-meter dash with an
altitude time of 21.53 seconds.
In the 400-meter dash, Dwayne Bell ran a 47.35 (altitude time) to improve
upon his season best and Camron Howard placed third in the long jump
At Virginia Tech's Kroger Indoor Invitational, Tim Bell won first in the
high jump by clearing 6-11 and Russell Johnson finished third in the pole
(15-8 3/4) behind Tennessee vaulter Tim Mack's height of 18-6 3/4. Also in
the pole vault, both Clint Binder and Tim O'Hare set season-best
Darwin Walker finished second in the shot put with a throw of 58-8.
The next challenge for Tennessee comes in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday
and Sunday as the University of Florida hosts the SEC Indoor
Lady Vols tennis surges back to drop Wake Forest
Published: Mon Feb 15, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:45 p.m.