The tenth-ranked Tennessee swimming and diving squad defeated Kentucky

135-103 in the home opener Saturday afternoon at the Student Aquatic

Center. The Vols built a large lead by winning six consecutive events at

one point and swam exhibition in the meet's final events. The Vols moved to

1-1, and 1-0 on the SEC season.

The Vols took control of the meet by taking the top two spots in the

opening 200 medley relay and maintained the momentum with a dramatic

victory in the 1000 freestyle. UT sophomore Brett Tannhauser took the lead

for the first time in the final turn and finished with a winning time of

9:26.05 to set the tone for the afternoon.

Kentucky won the final two events to provide the final margin as Tennessee

swam only exhibitions.

Tennessee's divers will compete next an the Minnesota Diving Invitational

in Minneapolis, Minn. on Nov. 19-21. The swimmers see their next action

December 3-5 at the Georgia Invitational in Athens, Ga. The next home meet

for Tennessee in Feb. 6 when the Vols play host to the Florida Gators in

the season's final dual meet.

Lady Vols fall to Kentucky

The No. 17 University of Tennessee Lady Vol swimming and diving team fell,

124-121, to No. 20 Kentucky on Saturday in a home SEC dual meet. The Lady

Vols move to 2-1, and 0-1 in the SEC.

Tennessee had the edge in scoring through the first 10 events, holding a

12-point margin after the second race, but Kentucky was closing the gap.

The Wildcats took over after sweeping the three-meter diving and maintained

the lead to move to 3-0 in dual meets this season.

Next the Lady Vols will head to Minneapolis, Minn. at the end of the week

for the Minnesota Invitational. The next meet will run Nov. 19-21 and

feature several of the country's top ranked teams.