Junior Edward Jones recorded a straight-set victory to headline the Tennessee Volunteers opening action Friday at the Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic in St. Helena, Calif.
Jones, who primarily played No. 6 for the Vols last season, defeated Vanderbilt's No. 5 Blake Bazarnik 6-4, 7-6 (4) in his first match at the Meadowood Resort.
The three other Vols in California, sophomore Jarryd Chaplin and freshmen Hunter Reese and Brandon Fickey, all lost their opening-day matches. Chaplin dropped his first career match against a ranked opponent, falling to No. 35 Clay Thompson 6-1, 6-4.
The tournament is in round-robin format, so the Vols will play singles matches Saturday and Sunday to conclude the event. The winner in each of the eight round-robin groups will face off in a tiebreaker tournament to decide the Napa Valley Tennis Classic champion.
In Georgia: Senior Bryan Swartz picked up right where he left off at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Ga.
Just off his first career tournament title, Swartz improved to 6-0 to start his final collegiate season, beating Winthrop's Dylan Comerford 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the Division II draw.
Swartz and freshman Peter Nagovnak also teamed up for a win in the top doubles division, beating Samford's Elliot Barnwell and Zac Dunkie 9-8 (4).
Nagovnak lost his first-round match against 10th-seeded Tripper Carleton of Florida 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 in the Division I draw.
Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic
St. Helena, Calif.
Connor Farren (Hillsborough , Calif.), def. Brandon Fickey (Tennessee), 6-3, 7-6(7)
Edward Jones (Tennessee) def. Blake Bazarnik (Vanderbilt), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
#35 Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Jarryd Chaplin (Tennessee ), 6-1, 6-4
Spencer Papa (Edmond , Okla.) def. Hunter Reese (Tennessee), 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-4
Nick Andrews/Ben McLachlan (Cal) def. Ed Jones/Brandon Fickey (Tennessee), 8-5
Southern Intercollegiate Championships
Round of 64
 Tripper Carleton (Florida) def. Peter Nagovnak (Tennessee), 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
Bryan Swartz (Tennessee) def. Dylan Comerford (Winthrop), 6-1, 6-1
Juan Pablo Gutierrez (Georgia State) def. Colton Norton (Tennessee), 6-2, 6-0
Round of 64
Peter Nagovnak/Bryan Swartz (Tennessee) def. Elliot Barnwell/Zac Dunkie (Samford), 9-8 (4)