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

Fayetteville, Ark.

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.