Vol Netters Blank The Citadel

Jan. 26, 2002

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-- The fourth-ranked Tennessee tennis team began the dual match season Saturday morning with a 7-0 triumph over the visiting Citadel. The win was the Vols fourth straight season opening shutout.

The Vols began the match taking all three doubles matches to secure the doubles point from the Bulldogs. Tennessee (1-0) was led by the tandem of senior Peter handoyo and freshman Mark Dietrich, who a week ago captured the SEC Indoor title. The Vol pair downed the Citadel's Matt Stubbs and John Williams 8-2 in the No. 1 match. Tennessee's senior duo of Andy Crews and Mario Toledo then clinched the point for the Big Orange, with an 8-4 victory over Ben Fortune and David Scates in the No. 2 match. The Vol tandem of senior Adam Carey and freshman Mark Henderson were also winners in their No. 3 match, where they defeated John Dougherty and Lawrence Tere 8-5.

The Vols also overwhelmed the Southern Conference school on the singles side, winning all six matches. Sophomore Simon Rea led things off for the Vols, with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Tere in the No. 3 match. Carey then made the score 3-0 Tennessee, notching a 6-1, 6-0 win over Fortune in the No. 2 match. No. 14-ranked Mario Toledo, who led the Vols a year ago in clinching points, picked up where he left off and closed out the Citadel, with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Stubbs in the No. 1 match.

Other winners for the Vols included, sophomore Wade Orr in the No. 4 match over Williams 7-5, 6-7, 6-0. Henderson defeated the Citadel's Dougherty 6-0, 6-2 in the No. 5 match, while Crews upended Scates 6-1, 6-0 in the No. 6 match.



The Vols will also be taking on UT-Chattanooga this afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center on the UT campus.

#4 Tennessee 7, The Citadel 0
1) Handoyo/Dietrich (UT) def. Stubbs/Williams (Citadel) 8-2
2) Toledo/Crews (UT) def. Fortune/Scates (Citadel) 8-4*
3) Carey/Henderson (UT) def. Dougherty/Tere (Citadel) 8-5
1) (14) Mario Toledo (UT) def. Matt Stubbs (Citadel) 6-3, 6-2 *
2) Adam Carey (UT) def. Ben Fortune (Citadel) 6-1, 6-0
3) Simon Rea (UT) def. Lawrence Tere (Citadel) 6-0, 6-0
4) Wade Orr (UT) def. John Williams (Citadel) 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-0
5) Mark Henderson (UT) def. John Dougherty (Citadel) 6-0, 6-2
6) Andy Crews (UT) def. David Scates (Citadel) 6-1, 6-0
Singles finishing order: 3, 2, 1*, 5, 6, 4


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