Tennessee Swimming and Diving Dunk Kentucky, 124-109

Oct. 25, 2002


Tennessee men's swimming and diving team started its dual-meet season Friday afternoon defeating Kentucky 124-109 at the UT Student Aquatic Center.

"We expected some tough swims," head coach John Trembley said. "This early, we don't normally swim this fast."

Tennessee took six of the 13 events to swim past Kentucky, while sweeping five of them. Phillip Jones and Renato Gueraldi lead the way for the Vols. Jones won both the one-meter (295.95) and three-meter (323.10) springboard events while Gueraldi took home top honors in the 50 (20.48) and 100 (45.51) freestyle.

"It was a long tough week," sprint freestyler Renato Gueraldi said. "We expect good things and we get positive results."

Vol scorers included, Renato Gueraldi (50 free, 100 free), George duRand (1000 free, 200 back), Andrew Bree ( 200 IM), Jason Thomas (1000 free, 200 free), Evan Nylander (1000 free), Bryan Goldberg (200 free), Mike Burton (50 free, 100 free), Cameron McDaniel (50 free), Paulo Machado (200 back), Casey Dauw (200 IM), Jamie Graves (200 fly), Tyler Gustafson (100 free), Sal Vilardo (one-meter, three-meter), Jake Dorsey (one-meter, three-meter) and Phillip Jones (one-meter, three-meter).



"Im very pleased with the way we competed," head diving coach Dave Parrington said. 'Phillip stepped up and competed well. Sal Vilardo has a lot of work to do but he is going to be exciting and Jake Dorsey competed well and dove like a captain."

Next up for the Volunteers is an SEC showdown against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 2



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