The 14th-ranked Tennessee swimming and diving team was defeated by No. 5 Florida Saturday afternoon, 129-109.
Tennessee seniors Andrew Bree, Evan Fischer, Jamie Graves, Evan Nylander and Raymond Rosal were honored before the last home meet of the season.
"Florida swam great today," coach John Trembley said. "They are clearly a top-five team. Raymond (Rosal) showed a lot of spirit today.
"Casey (Dauw) swam a very nice 500 freestyle for the win and captain Andrew Bree finished a great home career with a win in his specialty."
Rosal ended on a high note by out-touching Gabriel Mangabeira in the 50-yard freestyle.
"It was a good swim for the last home meet," Rosal said. "It was a tough meet against a good team, but we did have a couple of strong races."
Bree won his final swim in his home pool by winning the 200 yard-breaststroke. Bree also finished second in the 200-y individual medley.
Graves finished second in the 200-y butterfly behind NCAA champion Adam Sioui of Florida.
Junior Phillip Jones and freshman Jevon Tarantino took the top two spots on the three-meter board. The pair also finished second and third in the one-meter event, with Jones taking second behind Florida's Zach Wilcox.
Next up for the Vols is a trip to North Carolina State on Feb. 8.
Lady Vols fall: The UT women's swimming and diving team pushed the No. 2 Florida Gators, capturing seven of the 13 event titles,but fell in the end, 129-103. The Lady Vols moved to 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the SEC, while Florida improved to 11-2, 5-2.
"We've been telling the team all week to go into this meet with an open mind," coach Dan Colella said. "They swam tough against the No. 2-ranked program in the country and did a great job of standing up and racing."
Junior diver Lauryn McCalley captured the one-meter springboard title, and freshman Megan Tomes secured another event title with the 200y freestyle.
Aquavols fall on senior day
Published: Mon Feb 02, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:45 p.m.