Jan. 11, 2003
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tennessee started the new year with wins against South Carolina and Penn State Saturday afternoon in Columbia, S.C.. The Vols defeated the Gamecocks, 141-93, and downed the Nittany Lions 140-95 to improve their overall record to 4-0.
The Vols won eight out of the 13 events they competed in, controlling the meet from the very start. Sophomore Phillip Jones gave Tennessee the early advantage by winning both the three-meter and one-meter diving events prior to Saturday's dual-meet at the Georgia Diving Invitational.
The Vol freshmen also got into the action by winning three events. Casey Dauw took top honors in the 200 I.M. with a time of 1:51.41. Jason Thomas touched the wall first in the 500 free and Michael Russo lead the way in the 200 breaststroke.
Tennessee is now 23-2 all-time against South Carolina and 4-0 versus the Nittany Lions.
Tennessee now prepares for a home dual-meet against ninth-ranked Virginia, Jan. 14, at the UT Student Aquatic Center.