The Tennessee swimming and diving team held its 23rd Orange and White meet on Friday afternoon at the Student Aquatic Center with the White coming away with a 112.5 to 102.5 decision over the Orange. The victory extends the White squad's lead in the all-time series to a 13-10 margin.
The Orange squad won the opening 400 medley relay to take an early lead, but the White team quickly took control of the meet by taking the top two spots in the next four events. Senior Steve Cromer won the 1000 freestyle (9:40.68) for the White, followed by Brett Tannhauser's win in the 200 freestyle (1:41.48). Chris Hussey, for the White, followed the lead of his distance freestyle teammates and won the 50 freestyle in a time of 20:39. Ben Brink finished off the White win streak with a win in the 200 individual medley.
Shannon Roy broke the string with a victory for the Orange in one-meter diving (359.4740). The Orange won the next two events with Jamie Graves winning the 200 butterfly (1:54.00) and Michael Gilliam winning the 100 freestyle (44.19), but was unable to catch the fast-starting White team.
Greg Simpson won the 200 backstroke for the White with a time of 1:54.65 and Tannhauser of the White won his second event with a time of 4:36.09 in the 500 freestyle. Roy claimed the three-meter diving event (433.20), his second win on the day, followed by Chris Stewart winning the 200 breaststroke (2:06,12) for the Orange. The Orange also won concluding 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:02.48.
Friday, the Volunteers play host to the SEC East Dual Extravaganza at 2 p.m. at the Student Aquatic Center. Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and South Carolina will visit Knoxville for competition among five of the top teams in the country. Each of the five finished among the top 20 teams at the NCAA Championships last season.
Tennis Vols qualifying at USTA event in Houston
The tennis Vols started the eight-day USTA Futures tournament in Houston, Texas with four wins in a row. Mark Parsons won his first and second round qualifying matches, while Peter Handoyo and Adam Carey both converted on their opening round matches.
Parsons, a senior at Tennessee, defeated Osvaldo Biffe of Brazil 6-3, 6-2, in his first match on Friday. He then came back on Saturday to defeat Scott Brown 6-2, 6-4. Parsons entered the tournament as the No. 11 player in the collegiate tennis rankings. He continued play Sunday against the tournament's No. 6 seed, Keith Brill of South Carolina.
Handoyo, the No 23 player in the nation, made short work of Mirko Ivanda of Croatia in the first round, defeating him 6-2, 6-2. Carey also won in two sets, defeating Hans Seidel of South Africa, 6-0, 6-2.
Handoyo and Carey were also in action on Sunday. Handoyo played the No. 9 seed Simone Amorico. Carey took on the tournament's No. 3 seed and the nation's 10th ranked collegiate player, Alex Hartman of Ole Miss. Results were not available at press time.
White tops Orange in squad meet
Published: Mon Oct 23, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 03:17 p.m.