Sophomore Tim Bell and senior captain Dawane Wallace scored for the Vols in

day one action at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in

Indianapolis, Ind. In doing so, they secured their place in UT history as

indoor All-Americas.

Bell, from Maryville, cleared 7-2 1/2 to finish eighth in the high jump and

Wallace photo-finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.84

seconds. For Wallace, the All-America honor is his third, while Bell

grabbed his first after finishing 15th in the 1998 NCAA Outdoors.

Wallace finished behind South Carolina's Terrance Trammell's time of 7.52

seconds in the finals after taking third in his qualifying heat earlier in

the day. Bell finished behind Texas sophomore Mark Boswell, who cleared

7-7.

After earning All-America in the shot put in 1998, Darwin Walker failed to

qualify for the finals with his throw of 58-6 3/4. Brad Snyder of South

Carolina successfully defended his 1998 NCAA indoor shot put title with a

long throw of 64-11 1/2.

Freshman phenom Leonard Scott won his 60-meter dash qualifying heat with a

time of 6.61 seconds and ran in the finals on Sunday evening. (Results were

not available at press time.)

After the seven events of day one, Arkansas led Stanford 28-26 and

Tennessee was tied for 17th, guaranteeing a better finish than last

year.

Tennis team opens outdoor season with win

The No. 12 Tennessee men's tennis team (9-4, 3-1 SEC) defeated No. 26

Kentucky 5-2 at the Varsity Courts on Saturday in the first outdoor match

of the season.

The Vols and Wildcats braved 45-degree temperatures and windy conditions in

a match that went down to the wire. With the win, Tennessee improves its

series record against Kentucky to 35-17.

"To come back from a tough road loss to Alabama and make a successful

transition from indoors to outdoors was a fantastic effort by our team,"

Tennessee head coach Michael Fancutt said. "Special praise must go to Mark

Parsons, who is playing some of the best tennis in his career. Peter

Handoyo and Adam Carey also put forth great efforts."

Tennessee's doubles woes continued as the Wildcats took the doubles point.

Tennessee has only won the doubles point once in their last five matches.

At No. 1 doubles, Johan Hesoun and Patrik Johansson defeated Tennessee's

Mark Fitzpatrick and Mark Way, 8-3.

The Vols evened the score at No. 3 doubles, where Peter Handoyo and Mirko

Jovanovic bested Johan Grunditz and Carlos Drada, 8-3.

However, Kentucky took the doubles point when Tomas Smid and Edo Bawano

beat Chad Copenhaver and Paul Podbury 8-6 in No. 2 doubles.

The Vols roared back to win five of six singles matches. At No. 1 singles,

54th-ranked Parsons upset 35th-ranked Drada 6-2, 6-0 to give Tennessee its

first point. Parsons' record stands at 23-8.

In No. 2 singles, fourth-ranked Handoyo rallied from a 1-5 first-set

deficit to defeat Hesoun, 7-6, 6-3. Handoyo stands 34-11 overall and a

perfect 7-0 in No. 2 singles play. Way defeated Gustav Pousette 7-6 (5),

6-4 in No. 3 singles action.

In No. 5 singles, Smid defeated Podbury 6-4, 6-3 to put the score at 3-2 in

favor of the Vols.

The Nos. 4 and 6 singles matches were barnburners as Tennessee notched

close wins in both. At No. 6 singles, Fitzpatrick notched a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

win over Grunditz to give the Vols the victory-clinching fourth point. In

No. 4 singles, Carey rallied for another win by edging out 100th-ranked

Bawano 2-6, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (3). Carey's win moved the final score to 5-2

Tennessee.

The Vols continue their homestand Friday at 1 p.m. versus No. 9 South

Carolina.