Sophomore Andy Crews won the first match of the 1999-2000 Tennessee tennis
season on Saturday in the prequalifying bracket of the T. Rowe Price Clay
Court Championships in Baltimore, Md. Crews, a native of Brentwood, Tenn.,
defeated Jason Moon of American in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.
Crews was to face Eleazar Magallan of Kansas on Sunday morning. The winners
of the third prequalifying round will advance to the qualifying round of
the tournament. The qualifying round will begin on Tuesday with the main
draw slated to begin on Thursday.
In the qualifying round, Adam Carey and Paul Podbury are slated to don the
orange and white for Tennessee in singles action while Peter Handoyo and
Crews will team in doubles qualifying play. In the main draw, Handoyo
earned a berth in singles play while Carey and Podbury will join in main
draw doubles action.
Lady Vol golfers open 1999-2000 campaign at Auburn
The University of Tennessee Lady Vol golf team will get the 1999-2000
season underway this week at the Auburn Tiger Derby Invitational in Auburn,
Ala., at the Saugahatchee Country Club. Hosted by Auburn, the event will
feature 36 holes of play on Monday, Sept. 20, followed by a final round of
18 holes on Tuesday, Sept. 21.
"We feel really good about this season and the tournament this week," said
head coach Lori Brock. "This team really gells as a unit, and they are
ready to come out strong."
A crew of six Lady Vols is anxious to hit the par 72, 6,049-yard layout and
start the season on a high note. Junior Anna Umemura (Honolulu), and
sophomores Carrie Cole (Mansfield, Texas), Tina Schneeberger (WR-Neustadt,
Austria) and Young-A Yang (Tae-Gu City, South Korea) will bolster the
scoring unit along with freshman Erin Simmons (The Woodlands, Texas) in her
collegiate debut. Freshman Rosanna Zernatto (Treffen, Austria) will also
take her first swing with the Lady Vols when she competes as an
Tennessee will be challenging the course along with 12 other teams from the
southeast. Joining the field are Alabama, Alabama-Birmingham, No. 9/7
Auburn, Central Florida, No. 1/3 Georgia, Georgia State, Miami (Fla.),
Mississippi, No. 20/24 North Carolina, South Florida, Southern Mississippi
The Lady Vols earned a preseason No. 14 national ranking in the MasterCard
poll and was listed at No. 10 in the GolfWeek Preseason Top 25. In
addition, Yang continues to sit among the nation's top individuals,
garnering a No. 11 preseason ranking by MasterCard. She was also named a
preseason second-team All-America by GolfWeek.
The squad has its sights set on advancing to the 2000 NCAA Championships in
May at the Crosswater Golf Club in Sun River, Ore. Tennessee has four
tournaments on the fall portion of its schedule, including the annual
Mercedes-Benz Women's Collegiate Championships on Oct. 15-17 at the
Gettysvue Country Club in Knoxville. Spring play will open at the Arizona
Wildcat Invitational on Feb. 21-23 in Tucson, Ariz., and post-season action
will start with the SEC Championships on April 21-23 in Rogers, Ark.
Crews advances in tennis tourney
Published: Mon Sep 20, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:56 p.m.