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Tennessee Edges Tech Men in Season Opener, 129-112

Oct. 21, 2004

Results

ATLANTA – Juniors Teemu Kettunen and Ryan Riebesell tallied a first-place finish in the 50 freestyle and freshman Evan Stowers won the three-meter springboard to lead the Georgia Tech (0-1) men’s swimming and diving team against Tennessee (1-0) on Thursday afternoon in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The Volunteers defeated the Yellow Jackets by a score of 129-112.

“I was very pleased with our effort against a team that finished eighth at NCAAs last year,” said head coach Seth Baron. “We swept the 50 free and got within a couple of points and changed the complexity of the meet.

“Tennessee did a nice job today. We had a bunch of second and third-place finishes and if we could’ve won a couple of those events, who knows. But it was a great way to start our season and build towards the future.”

Kettunen and Riebesell posted a tying time of 21.49 in the 50 free to win the event for the Jackets. Senior Marc Maier finished third in the event with a time of 21.78. Kettunen added a third-place finish for Tech in the 100 free with a time of 46.86.

Stowers tallied a NCAA Zone qualifying standard of 347.10 on the three-meter board to lead the Yellow Jacket divers. Sophomore Tony Burkhardt posted a NCAA Zone qualifying mark of 324.30 on the three-meter board to finish second.

Junior All-American Sam Morgan tallied a second-place finish in the 1650 free with a time of 15:57.73 and a third-place finish in the 500 free with a time of 4:44.04.

Senior Matt Figh posted a second-place finish for the Rambling Wreck in the 500 free and a fourth-place finish in the 1650 free with times of 4:41.03 and 16:16.41, respectively.

A pair of freshmen showcased their talents in front of the Tech fans this afternoon as 2004 Olympian Onur Uras finished second in the 150 butterfly (1:23.08) and Rob Miller finished third in the 1650 free (16:11.04).

Tennessee’s Casey Dauw broke a Georgia Tech Aquatic Center pool record in the 400 individual medley with a time of 3:57.24 to lead the Volunteers. Tech’s Ryan Bishop finished second in the 400 IM (3:59.48) and third in the 150 backstroke (1:24.21).

Tech’s 200 free relay team of Kettunen, Brian Huff, Jason Howard and Maier won the final event of the day for the Yellow Jackets with a time of 1:25.29.

The Yellow Jackets will travel to Georgia this Saturday for a combined dual meet at 11 a.m.

-GT SWIMMING & DIVING-

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