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

(24-05).

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

marks.

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

Championships.