The No. 12 Tennessee men's tennis team (5-1) dropped its first match of the
year to No. 16 Harvard on Sunday. The Vols were defeated 6-1 by the Crimson
in the Harvard Invitational in Boston, Mass.
Tennessee battled highly-touted Harvard in doubles play. However, the Vols
came up empty as the Crimson won all three matches and the doubles
At No. 1 doubles, Tennessee's Chad Copenhaver and Mark Way lost to
fifth-ranked James Blake and Kunj Majmudar, 8-6. In No. 2 doubles, Vols
Peter Handoyo and Mark Fitzpatrick were defeated by No. 8 Scott Clark and
Mike Passarella, 8-6. At No. 3 doubles, Mark Parsons and Paul Podbury
dropped their match to John Doran and Joe Green, also by a score of
The Vols didn't fare much better in singles play. The men in orange and
white only took one of the six singles matches. At No. 1 singles, No. 10
Handoyo was defeated by Blake, the top-ranked player in the nation, 7-5,
Handoyo's record is now 30-8.
In No. 2 singles, Way was beaten by No. 55 Majmudar, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-0. No.
46 Parsons fell to Doran 6-3, 7-5 in No. 3 singles.
Podbury lost a close one at No. 4 singles to Passarella, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3).
True freshman Adam Carey posted Tennessee's lone win of the day at No. 5
singles. Carey defeated Green 6-2, 6-2 to give the Vols their point.
At No. 6 singles, Fitzpatrick lost a three-setter to Clark, 6-3, 4-6,
On Saturday in Boston, the Vols defeated Tulsa 5-2 as they swept the three
Handoyo lost to Gareth Williams 6-0, 6-2, but Way, Parsons, Podbury and
Carey all picked up singles wins for Tennessee.
The Vols travel to Seattle, Wash., Thursday to take part in the USTA/ITA
National Team Indoor Championships. The Vols are slated to face No. 5
Illinois in the first round of the team tournament.
Golf finishes ninth in Florida
The University of Tennessee men's golf team fell from sixth place to ninth
after the deciding round of the Nations Bank Gator Invitational in
The Vols shot rounds of 288-290-298--876, three strokes from seventh
Freshman Jason Powell fired rounds of 72-70-75--217, to lead Tennessee.
Sophomore Andy Brimer (220) and junior Derrick Centers (221) finished tied
for 29th and 34th for the Vols.
The tournament hosts, Florida, stole the tournament title with scores of
267-279-285--831, nine-over par. Augusta State fired a 54-hole total of 851
to hold on to second place, while Mississippi State finished third with a
score of 855.
Florida's Steve Scott posted a 63-71-69--203 to take the individual title.
Augusta State's Jamie Elson finished one stroke behind Scott to finish in
The Vols will return to Florida for their next event, Feb. 28-March 1, at
the Mercedes-Benz Classic. The tournament will be held at the Queen's
Harbour and Yacht Club in Jacksonville.
Vols drop 1st tennis match to Harvard
Published: Tue Feb 16, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:45 p.m.