The Lady Vol tennis duo of sophomores Alison Ojeda and Agnes Wiski opened

their 1999 fall campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at qualifying action of the

T. Rowe Price National Intercollegiate Clay Court Championships in

Baltimore, Md.

On Tuesday, doubles play was delayed several times before action got

underway in the afternoon. Seeded fourth in the double draw, the

Ojeda/Wiski tandem received a first-round bye. In the second round, the duo

defeated Judith Hagedorn and Elle Lewis of Rice University, 8-4.

In the third round, the doubles pair of Marlene Mejia and Jessica Zagancyck

of North Carolina beat Ojeda/Wiski, 8-5.

In singles play on Wednesday, Ojeda opened first-round action with an 8-3

victory over Barbara Fuzesi of DePaul. In the second round, she fell to

Christa Grey of Georgia, 8-2. Wiski dropped her opening round match to

Shareen Lai of Syracuse, 8-3.

The remainder of the Lady Vol team will commence action of Friday, Sept. 24

at the Furman Fall Classic in Furman, S.C. The tournament will run through

Sunday, Sept. 26.

Lady Vol Golf Finishes Third at Auburn Invite

The University of Tennessee Lady Vol golf team rounded the Saugahatchee

Country Club in Auburn, Ala., one more time, and finished in third place at

the Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational. The team fired a total of 913 after

three rounds in the first tournament of the 1999-2000 campaign.

No. 3/1 Georgia claimed the team title, carding an 886 on the par 72,

6,049-yard layout. Tournament host No. 7/9 Auburn took second, ending just

nine stokes ahead of the No. 14/10 Lady Vols. The Lady Tigers' Kami Smith

held onto the lead for the individual title and finished even par.

Sophomore Young-A Yang remained in fourth place with a final-round 76 and

entered the clubhouse seven-over (223). Tina Schneeberger, after firing a

career-low 70 in the first round, concluded the event in a tie for

14th.

Rounding out the Lady Vol lineup were freshman Erin Simmons (29), sophomore

Carrie Cole (32) and junior Anna Umemura (46). Freshman Rosanna Zernatto

competed as an individual during the tournament. She finished tied for 39th

in her collegiate debut.

The Lady Vols will have over a week off before heading to Chapel Hill,

N.C., for the Franklin Street Trust Tar Heel Invitational, hosted by the

University of North Carolina. The tournament will run Oct. 8-10.