NASHVILLE - Tennessee's tennis team got its SEC schedule started by posting
a convincing 6-1 win at No. 44 Vanderbilt. The ninth-ranked Vols (5-1, 1-0)
won five singles matches and the doubles point from the Commodores to claim
The match opened with the Vols taking two out of three doubles matches. The
team of Paul Podbury and Mark Fitzpatrick kept its record perfect on the
season (9-0) by winning the No. 2 match 9-8 over Bill and Dan McGigin. Andy
Crews and Peter Handoyo sealed the doubles point for the Vols with a 9-8
victory over Anders Oding and Josh Tarkoff.
Handoyo (No. 18), Adam Carey (No. 49), Podbury, Fitzpatrick and Crews won
the Vols' singles matches in the Nos. 2-6 positions respectively. Only
Podbury was pushed to three sets, as he won 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Highly-heralded freshman Tate Roberts made his collegiate debut against the
Commodores, but accounted for the only Vol losses. Roberts was defeated in
the No. 1 singles match against the reigning SEC Indoor singles champion,
No. 47 Andrew Nisker. Nisker defeated Roberts 7-6, 7-5. Roberts also teamed
with Adam Carey in the No. 1 doubles match, but lost to Nisker and Brad
The Vols will be back in action when they host the Alabama Crimson Tide on
Feb. 16 at the Goodfriend Tennis Center at 1 p.m. Admission to the match is
Vol Golf Squad Finishes 13th at Season Opener Gator
The University of Tennessee men's golf team shot scores of
282-294-292--868, to finish the Suntrust Gator Invitational in 13th
Despite the team's struggles, senior Derrick Centers posted his collegiate
best for 54-hole score with a 209. Centers led Tennessee with impressive
rounds of 68-72-69, one over par, to finish tied for 13th. Freshman Ian
Pamaby, 73-70-72--215, had the second-best Vol marks, placing him tied for
Host Florida gave a stellar performance after finishing the tournament
25-under-par, a tournament record. The Gators shot rounds of
267-273-275--815 to steal the team title. Augusta State rallied back from a
sixth-place finish after round two to take runner-up honors with a 54-hole
total of 834. North Florida (839), LSU (840), and Mississippi State (844)
round out the top five teams.
Mississippi State's Alex Rocha took individual honors with marks of
67-68-63--198, followed closely by Florida's Ben Banks
The Vols will take action again on Feb. 21-22, at the Mercedes-Benz
Intercollegiate in Jacksonville, Fla. The Vols will take on five
Southeastern Conference rivals along with host North Florida.
Tennis Vols slam Vandy
Published: Tue Feb 15, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:07 p.m.