Tennessee concluded Saturday's tennis doubleheader with a 7-0 win over The Citadel at UT's Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center. The win marked the Vols' second sweep of the day after blanking Tennessee Tech 7-0 on Saturday morning.
Led by junior Simon Rea, the nation's 27th-ranked singles player, the Vols ended a long day in impressive fashion. Tennessee dominated the doubles competition in both of Saturday's dual matches and lost only one singles set on the day.
Tennessee now holds a 6-0 advantage in the all-time series versus The Citadel, dating back to 1968.
Murray State and UT-Martin are Tennessee's next opponents. The Racers and Skyhawks will visit UT's Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center for a doubleheader on Saturday.
Men's track and field wins SEC Eastern Division Challenge
Tennessee's fourth-ranked track and field squad chalked up its first victory of the season with a 139.5-point effort to claim the SEC Eastern Division Challenge on Saturday night at Kentucky's Nutter Field House.
In two weeks, the Volunteers will split the squad. Tennessee's distance men return to Nutter Field House for the Kentucky Invitational. The remaining Volunteers head south for the Florida Invitational in Gainesville to scout out the site of the SEC Indoor Championships.
UT extends contract with Fulmer
President John W. Shumaker and Athletics Director Doug Dickey announced Friday a one-year extension of the University of Tennessee's contract with Phillip Fulmer. The agreement with the Vols football coach maintains an annual compensation package of $1.65 million and now runs through Dec. 31, 2009.
The agreement calls for a base salary of $225,000. Radio and television commitments account for $675,000, while endorsements and special event appearances total $550,000. An additional $1 million in deferred income ($200,000 per year) is payable to Fulmer at the completion of four more years with Tennessee.
Lady Vol tennis tops MTSU
The No. 11 Lady Vol tennis team shutout No. 62 Middle Tennessee State on Saturday in Murfreesboro in the first dual match of the season for UT.
The Lady Vols hosted Michigan on Sunday, but results were unavailable at press time.
Lady Vol track grabs 3 provisional qualifying marks
The University of Tennessee women got NCAA provisional qualifying marks from three athletes, including a school-record height in the pole vault by Christie Elwin.
Brooke Novak won the first individual race of her collegiate career as the Lady Vol track and field team finished in sixth place Saturday at the eight-team SEC Challenge at Nutter Fieldhouse.
Clark and company will return to action next weekend as they travel to University Park, Pa., to compete in the Penn State Invitational on Friday and Saturday.