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Virginia Opens Season with Home Dual against Tennessee

Yannick Kaeser

Oct. 15, 2015

 Virginia vs. Tennessee
 Date  Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
 Time  Diving: Noon | Swimming: 3 p.m.
 Location  Charlottesville, Va. | Aquatic and Fitness Center | Parking Map
 Coverage  Live Results
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will open their 2015-16 seasons Friday (Oct. 16) against Tennessee at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. Diving action will take place at noon, while swimming action is slated for a 3 p.m. start.

Admission to Virginia swimming and diving meets is free to the public. Public parking is available at Slaughter Recreation Center and the parking lot closest to the West Gate at Scott Stadium on a first-come, first-served basis.

Live results will be available through VirginiaSports.com.

The Cavalier women posted their highest NCAA finish in program history in 2014-15, placing fifth at the NCAA Championships. Junior Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won a pair of national titles in the 500 free and 1,650 free, while Virginia had four second-place finishes, including the 400 medley relay, senior Courtney Bartholomew (Holland, Mich.) in the 100 back and 200 back and junior Laura Simon (Simmern, Germany) in the 200 breast.

UVA won its eighth-consecutive ACC Championship and finished 3-2 during the dual meet season. With a win against the Volunteers, the Virginia women would pick up their 300th dual meet victory in program history.

The Cavalier men placed eighth at the ACC Championships and 33rd at the NCAA Championships in 2014-15. UVA’s top returner is senior Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland), who holds both school breaststroke records and set two new Swiss national records (100m breast and 200m breast) at the FINA World Championships in August.

Last year, the Tennessee men finished fourth at the SEC Championships and 14th at the NCAA championships. The UT women were fourth at SECs and 11th at NCAAs. The Volunteers competed at Missouri Thursday afternoon (Oct. 15), with the women winning by a score of 164-136 and the men picking up a 176-124 win.

Next up, the Cavaliers will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to face Michigan and Penn State Oct. 31-Nov. 1.


 

 

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