The Lady Vols kept Auburn off the scoreboard for 17.2 innings on Saturday, yet had only a doubleheader split to show for their efforts, as sophomore Shannon Anderson's bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 11th lifted the Tigers to a 1-0 win at Auburn.
The Lady Vols won the first game 2-0, as senior Stephanie Humphrey threw a two-hitter on the way to her 16th straight win.
AU junior Kristen Keyes (7-11) continued her mastery of Tennessee, as the hurler fired her third straight shutout against Ralph and Karen Weekly's team by scattering three hits and registering a school-record 16 strikeouts. Rookie Stacey Jennings was the tough-luck loser, as she gave up nine hits and the unearned run over 10.2 frames to dip to 18-9.
With the loss, UT (39-14, 12-7 SEC) saw an end to its eight-game winning streak.
The series closed Sunday, but results were unavailable at press time.
Capital makes rowing team feel right at home
The Tennessee women's rowing team dominated competition at the 16th annual George Washington Invitational Crew Classic on Saturday in Washington, D.C., claiming victory by a large margin in each of its four races.
UT's varsity 8+ crew posted a time of 6:27.9 to finish nearly 20 seconds ahead of second place George Washington (6:46.0). Equally impressive on Saturday, Tennessee's second Varsity 8+ shell also claimed victory by nearly 20 seconds in its race.
The Lady Vols' Varsity 4+ boat continued the trend of winning big by clocking a 9:00.6, almost 16 seconds ahead of Kansas State's second-place 9:16.2. Tennessee's Novice 8+ crew completed the Orange and White domination, as the all-freshman squad finished 12 seconds ahead of runner-up G.W.
After returning from the Nation's Capital, the Lady Vols compete much closer to home when they take to the waters of Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge for the SIRA Regatta on Friday and Saturday.
Men's tennis falls to rival UGA
In its final dual match of the regular season, Tennessee's men's tennis team lost to Georgia 6-1 at UGA's McWhorter Courts in Athens.
Sophomore Mark Henderson was the only Vol to record a victory on the day, as Tennessee fell to 9-11 (2-9 SEC).
Ole Miss plays host to the 2003 SEC Tournament, which takes place April 17-20 in Oxford, Miss. The Volunteers claimed the tournament title last season in Knoxville. Seeding information and match times for this year's event will be released today.