The Tennessee swimming and diving squad was defeated by the Virginia
Cavaliers by a count of 138-103 on Friday in Charlottesville, Virginia. The
meet was the season opener for the Vols (0-1), and marked the first time
that Tennessee has dropped its opening meet prior to the swimming program's
resurrection in 1968. The Cavaliers won the first three events, including a
top three sweep in the 1000 freestyle. UT won their first event in the 50
freestyle as newcomer Raphael Thuin clocked a 20.76 for top honors, while
junior Lance Asti was second with a time of 21.04. Virginia stopped the Vol
rally with another top three sweep in the 200 individual medley
Gabi Chereches won the one-meter diving event with a score of 282.20 and
was followed by Vol freshman Jake Dorsey with a second place score of
242.55. Chereches followed his one-meter victory with a win in the
three-meter event with a score of 336.00. Senior co-captain Ross Powells
was the only other individual event winner with a time of 1:48.40 in the
200 backstroke as the Vols won five of the 13 events.
Tennessee returns home and opens SEC competition on November 13 to face the
Kentucky Wildcats at the Student Aquatic Center at 1 p.m.
Vol swim squad takes hard loss
Published: Mon Oct 25, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:00 p.m.