The No. 12 Tennessee men's tennis team (8-3, 2-0 SEC) blasted No. 39
Arkansas 4-1 Sunday at the University of Arkansas Indoor Tennis Complex in
The Razorbacks dropped to 6-2, 1-1 SEC. With the victory, the Vols evened
the series record with Arkansas to 9-9. Tennessee has won the last three
"Today we won the doubles point against what's perennially a strong doubles
school here at Arkansas," said UT head coach Michael Fancutt. "Even though
the doubles is only one point, it seems to set the momentum for the whole
rest of the match. In the last seven matches we've played, every match that
we've won the doubles point we've managed to win the match."
Tennessee won two of the three doubles matches. Vols Mark Parsons and Paul
Podbury were first to finish as they defeated John Deaton and Magnus
Kullenberg 8-4 in No. 3 doubles.
Arkansas' Oskar Johannson and Henrik Tofft then beat Mark Fitzpatrick and
Mark Way 8-6 in No. 1 doubles. In No. 2 doubles, Peter Handoyo and Mirko
Jovanovic bested Brad Berry and Chris Campbell 8-4 to claim the doubles
point for the Vols.
Tennessee struck first in singles as fourth-ranked Handoyo slammed Tofft
6-2, 6-1 in No. 2 singles. Handoyo ran his team-best record to 32-11.
Arkansas took its lone singles victory as No. 50 Johannson defeated co-No.
54 Parsons 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles.
In No. 3 singles, Way defeated Campbell 7-5, 6-1. Podbury clinched the
fourth win, and the match, for Tennessee for the second straight time.
At No. 4 singles, Podbury bested Fergus Reid 6-3, 6-4. With the score 4-1
in favor of the Vols, the Nos. 5 and 6 singles matches were suspended.
Tennessee continues its road trip by playing No. 21 Alabama in Tuscaloosa,
Ala., today. The Vols enjoy a 22-9 series record versus the Tide.
Diamond Vols beat Louisville, 3-2
With one out, freshman shortstop Stevie Daniel delivered a two-run
double in the bottom of the ninth as the Tennessee Volunteers (5-5) snapped
a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Louisville Cardinals
(7-2) on Sunday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
After being held to two hits by Cardinal starter Brian Bentley through 7
1/3 innings. Justin Parker hit his third home run of the season in the
eighth to cut the Cardinals' lead to 2-1.
First baseman Doug Lorenz went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to pace the Cardinals'
offense. Lorenz started his day with a triple in the first that plated
James McAuley, who singled with two out as Louisville jumped out to a 1-0
The Cardinals scratched their second run across in the eighth after Scott
Kohler singled, McAuley walked and Lorenz singled off Vol reliever Jason
Adams to drive in Kohler.
Marlyn Tisdale (2-2), the Vols' second reliever on the afternoon, picked up
the win as he worked the final 1 2/3 innings, striking out three.
Todd Raithel (1-1) blew his first save opportunity as he took the
Tennessee will take on Morehead State in a two-game series beginning this
afternoon at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Both games are at 3 p.m.
Tennis Vols keep winning
Published: Tue Mar 02, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:47 p.m.