The Tennessee Volunteers tennis squad entered play at the SEC Indoor
Championships on Sunday with three singles players and a doubles team
hoping to march to the top of the draw.
By the end of play on Sunday, though, every Volunteer had been
Peter Handoyo, Mark Parsons and Mark Way were all bounced from the singles
draw at the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center on the Vanderbilt campus
Handoyo and Way were knocked out of the doubles bracket, as well.
Top seed Handoyo, ranked 10th nationally, defeated No. 96 Martin Selin of
Ole Miss, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the round of 16. However, Handoyo's run ended in
the quarterfinals after a 6-4, 7-6 (5) loss to Mississippi State's Marco
Baron, seeded fifth and ranked 20th.
Sixth seed Mark Way dropped his match 3-6, 7-6 (0), 7-5 to 13th seed and
No. 55 James Shortall of Ole Miss in the third round.
Tenth seed and No. 46 Mark Parsons likewise lost in the round of 16.
Parsons was defeated by third seed Vladimir Pavicevic of South Carolina 7-6
In doubles play, No. 2 seed Way and Handoyo defeated Conrad Hunter and
Daniel Healey of Mississippi State 9-8 (4) in the quarterfinals. In the
semifinals, Handoyo and Way lost a 9-8 (4) clash with fifth seed James
Shortall and Martin Sjoqvist of Ole Miss.
No. 12 Tennessee will return home for its next action Saturday and Sunday
as it hosts the 11th annual O'Charley's/Vol Tennis Classic at the
Goodfriend Tennis Center.
Indiana, No. 58 Wake Forest and William & Mary will provide competition as
Tennessee tries to defend its title in the team tournament.
Vols' tennis takes hard hit
Published: Tue Jan 26, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:52 p.m.