Swimming splits at Louisville; Lady Vols sweep freestyle

The Tennessee swimming and diving team split the dual meet Thursday at Louisville, with the Lady Vols sweeping all five freestyle events and winning 10 of the 16 events to defeat the Cardinals, 170-130

Meanwhile, the men could not match Louisville’s depth in a 167.5-132.5 loss.

Lindsay Gendron of the Lady Vols (3-0) won both the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 48.15 seconds and the 500 free (4:53.58), while Molly Hannis placed first in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.94) and 200 breast (2:13.66) events by wide margins.

Three Vols supplied six of the men’s nine wins. Sean Lehane won the 100 back (48.75) and 200 back (1:45.43) and David Heron did the same in the 500 free (4:32.08) and 1,000 free (9:20.17).

In diving, UT’s Mauricio Robles swept the 1-meter (328.35) and 3-meter (390.22) springboard competitions.

Bearden High School graduate Tori Lamp of the Lady Vols won the 1-meter (296.32) and was second in the 3-meter (288.53), making her season debut.

“It was good to see Tori back on 3 meter,” UT diving coach Dave Parrington said in a school release. “Her inconsistency is just a lack of regular 3-meter training. She threw a new dive on 3 meter, which was also good to see. She has not used that dive since injuring her shoulder her freshman year.”

Men’s Tennis: Tennessee junior Brandon Fickey advanced in singles and doubles at the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational on Thursday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.

Fickey won the singles match in the morning in a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Richard Brej of Florida.

Later in the day, Fickey joined senior Jarryd Chaplin for an 8-3 win against David Sofaer and Stefan Menichella of Pepperdine.

Senior Colton Norton advanced in singles with a walkover against fifth-seeded Dominic Cotrone of Florida State, who withdrew.

In other matches, Chaplin lost 6-3, 6-1 to Kenny Sabacinski of Notre Dame. Freshman Sunay Bhat fell 6-0, 6-0 to Southern California’s Michael Grant.

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