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November 6, 1998

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – No. 18 Virginia fell to No. 4 Tennessee in men’s swimming and diving competition here Friday 136-107. The Cavaliers are now 1-1 on the season heading into Sunday’s home meet against Virginia Tech.

UVa did take first in six of 13 events, but never led as a team after the fourth event. The Cavaliers held a 31-24 advantage in total points following three events, but UT took 16 of 19 possible points in the 50-meter freestyle and never relinquished the lead.

Jamie Grimes won the 1,000-meter freestyle (9:14.38), Shamek Pietucha won both the 200-meter freestyle (1:40.61) and the 200-meter backstroke (1:48.16), Doak Finch captured the 200-meter (1:48.22) freestyle and Austin Ramirez finished first in the 500-meter freestyle. Ed Moses turned in one of the meet’s more dominating performance, finishing nearly three seconds ahead of the field in the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:03.48.

In diving, Andy Cunningham was the top UVa performer in the one-meter. He finished fourth with a total of 273.00 points. Adam Rokoff took fourth in the three-meter with a score of 234.75.

Virginia will battle Tech in both men’s and women’s competition Sunday at the UVa Aquatics and Fitness Center. Events will begin at 10 a.m.

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