In a match that took over four hours, the Tennessee Lady Vols tennis team

defeated Middle Tennessee 7-1 on Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Goodfriend Tennis

Center. The match was the second of the day for the Orange and White as

they earlier defeated Illinois, 6-1. With the win, the Lady Vols move to

4-1 on the spring campaign while the Blue Raiders drop to 3-4.

In singles play, freshman Vilmarie Castellvi registered a 6-4, 7-6 decision

over Katja Kuehner at No. 2 and improved to 9-5 on the year in singles

play. Additionally, Tennessee netted wins at the third, fourth, fifth and

sixth singles slots from sophomore Anges Wiski, sophomore Meiling Parks,

senior Candy Reid and freshman Crystal Cleveland.

UT suffered its only loss when MTSU's Tina Hojnik edged sophomore Alison

Ojeda, 7-5, 6-3, at the top singles spot.

UT swept all of the doubles matches and earned both points for their

efforts. The duo of Cleveland and Parks avenged a loss earlier in the day

which snapped the tandem's six-match winning streak by beating the Blue

Raiders' duo of Stacy Varnell and Sarah Grohnert, 8-3, at No. 3


Earlier in the afternoon, the Lady Vols also defeated Illinois 6-1. The win

was number 200 for head coach Mike Patrick.

The Lady Vols will next be in action on Saturday, Feb., 12 when they host

Purdue at 1 p.m. at the Goodfriend Tennis Center.

Record Setting Freshman

Tennessee decathlete Boris Kawohl won the Virginia Tech Pentathlon on

Friday and broke Tennessee's freshman indoor pentathlon school record in

the process. Kawohl, of Kiel, Germany, scored 3,994 points to beat the

previous UT freshman record of 3,836 set by Aric Long in 1989. Kawohl's

winning 1000M run time of 2:33.93 broke the school pentathlon record by

almost six seconds. The previous record was set in 1987 by John Owens.

Kawohl also managed second place in the long jump and third in the 60M

hurdles and fourth in the shot put.

"Boris' time is one of the fastest times run in the history of the NCAAs,"

head coach Bill Webb said. "If he continues, he will be a huge factor

outdoors for us in the decathlon."

Stephen Harris, a freshman from Nocross, Ga., finished fourth with 3,761

points. Harris won the high jump with a leap of 6-09.

Kevin Thompson, a sophomore from Germantown, finished eighth with 3,536

points. Thompson's best effort was a third-place leap of 6-5 1/2 in the

high jump.