LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Tennessee tennis team won its first-round match at
the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships over No. 12 Baylor 6-2.
The 14th-ranked Vols (7-2, 2-0) swept the Bears in the doubles, which gave
them an early lead of 2-0. The Vols earned two points for the sweep because
of the special rules for this particular tournament.
Mark Parsons and Adam Carey, ranked No. 49, upset the eighth-ranked team of
David Hodge and Mark Williams 9-7 to clinch the doubles sweep. Mark
Fitzpatrick and Paul Podbury pulled a upset of their own by defeating No.
31 Pawel Dajdzik and Johann Jooste in the No. 2 match 8-5. Peter Handoyo
and Tate Roberts, playing together for the first time, defeated Csongor
Bibza and Johannes Michalsky 8-2 in the No. 3 match.
The Vols took four of the six singles matches from the Bears to win the
Tennessee won matches in the Nos. 2-5 positions to beat the Bears. No. 29
Parsons, No. 25 Handoyo, No. 45 Carey and Fitzpatrick all won for the Vols.
The only losses came at the No. 1 slot where Roberts was defeated by No. 43
Jooste and No. 6 where Podbury fell to Sean O'Connor.
The appearance in the quarterfinals round is the Vols' first since 1993
when they reached the finals, eventually losing to UCLA. Tennessee will
face the winner of LSU-University of Southern California on Friday at
12:30. LSU is ranked No. 1 in the nation while USC currently holds the No.
Tennis Vols mark first round wins in indoor tournament
Published: Fri Feb 25, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:09 p.m.