SWIM CENTRAL: Louisville Meet

Oct. 24, 2012

Oct. 25, 2012 | 4 p.m. ET
Allan Jones Aquatic Center | Knoxville, Tenn.

Previewing the Men's Competition
Tennessee: 2-1 (1-0 SEC)
Louisville: 1-0

Last Meeting: Last season, the Vols defeated Louisville 163-137 on the road in Kentucky. Tennessee won 10 of 16 events, highlighted by senior Jake Epperson's victories in the 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley. Ryan Helms won the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events.

The Vols' Last Event: The Vols are in one of their busiest stretches of the season with the meet against Louisville the third event in the last three weeks for the Orange and White. The men's team is coming off a split in a double dual match against Kentucky (W, 194-106) and Indiana (L, 183-117) last week in Lexington, Ky. Sophomore Troy Tillman won his first career race, taking the 100 freestyle. Sophomore Tristan Slater placed second in the 200 butterfly, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM.

Louisville's Last Event: The Louisville men won their season opener 182-75 against Xavier on Oct. 12. Joao De Lucca won the 100 and 200 freestyle and was named collegeswimming.com's National Swimmer of the Week thanks to the 44.04 time in the 100 freestyle.

In the Rankings: The first men's CSCAA Division I Poll of the season was released Wednesday, and the Vols are ranked No. 24. Louisville is 16th.

Previewing the Women's Competition
Tennessee: 3-0 (1-0 SEC)
Louisville: 1-0

Last Meeting: Last year, the Lady Vols defeated Louisville 183-117 on the road in Kentucky. Tennessee won an impressive 15 of 16 events on its way to victory. Lindsay Gendron, Kelsey Floyd and Jenny Connolly all won multiple races and clocked NCAA B-Cut times.

The Lady Vols' Last Event: In a busy October, the Lady Vols stayed unbeaten this season with a sweep of Kentucky (W, 201-98) and Indiana (W, 183-117) in a double dual match in Lexington, Ky. The Lady Vols won 11 races, headlined by Lindsay Gendron's victories in the 200 and 500 freestyle, as well as the 200 individual medley. Freshman Faith Johnson won her first two career races in the 50 and 100 freestyle.

Louisville's Last Event: The Louisville women finished fifth at the six-team SMU Classic on Oct. 20. Southern California won the talent-packed event. Diver Hannah Gadd led the way by winning the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events.

In the Rankings: The women's rankings have not been released yet. The Lady Vols finished last season seventh at NCAAs.





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