Like most of the older, prestigious tennis tournaments, the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic has a traditional banquet the evening before matches, which start today in Montgomery, Ala. Unlike most tennis banquets -- which are typically just eat-and-leave affairs -- the Blue Gray had several player contests led by Wayne Bryan, a tennis development spokesperson and most famously the father of the top-ranked doubles players in the world: Bob and Mike Bryan.
Thursday's competition ended with a game of musical chairs with each team sending a representative to the field of competition, and the Vols chose freshman Peter Nagovnak. Though they had to explain the rules of musical chairs to him beforehand, Nagovnak still finished fifth in the 16-player field. Vols agree he was unfairly ruled out of a spot in the four-player round.