Tennessee freshman Simon Rea of South Africa lost in Sunday's flight B final at the Adidas Invitational. Rea took Ted Rueger of Duke to three sets before finally falling 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
We are really proud of Simon, UT assistant coach Chris Mahony said. He has given it his all this entire tournament. We know he is not playing at his highest level right now and he still made it to the final here.
We are really excited about this season. Everyone is playing with confidence and our new guys are fitting in nicely.
Tennessee junior Adam Carey, ranked No. 60 nationally, won his consolation bracket Sunday defeating the nation's No. 67 player, Michael Yani of Duke, 7-5, 6-4.
The Vols will next be in action at the National Indoor tournament Thursday-Sunday in Dallas.
UT women fall in doubles competition
The University of Tennessee tennis pairing of sophomore Crystal Cleveland and freshman Brooke Cordell dropped their final match in the doubles B draw at the 2001 Adidas College Invitational in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday.
The Lady Vols duo recorded wins over pairs from Duke and Notre Dame on Friday and Saturday to reach the final. In the finals, Northwestern's Simona Petrutiu and Lia Jackson defeated Cordell-Cleveland in an 8-3 decision.
The Lady Volunteers will look ahead to the beginning of their dual season, traveling to West Lafayette, Ind., on Feb. 3 to take on Purdue.