Scores: Men –UT 167, UNCW 133; Women – UT 178, UNCW 116

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Tennessee combined to win 25 events and set three Seahawk Natatorium records as the Volunteers swept UNCW in the men and women’s swimming and diving openers on Friday.

Setting pool records for the Vols were the women’s 200 Medley Relay (1:43.42), senior Lindsay Gendon in the 200 Freestyle (1:50.78) and sophomore Mauricio Robels in the men’s 3-meter dive with 387.37 points. For Gendron, it was her second pool record at UNCW after also setting the 100 Free record last season.

SWIMMING: Christine Souther led UNCW with a pair of wins, taking top honors in the 100 Breaststroke (1:06.22) and later the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.97. Adding win a win for the Seahawk women was junior Hannah Stephenson with a time of 57.55 in the 100 Backstroke.

Drew Gaertner joined Valtteri Halonen and Alex Rayle as event winners for the Seahawk men. Gaertner and Gabe Thran finished 1-2 in the 50 Free with times of 22.00 and 22.06 seconds, respectively. Halonen, meanwhile, won the 200 Back (1:54.75) and freshman Alex Rayle captured the 200 Breast with a time of 2:13.25.

RELAYS: Tennessee won three of the four relays on the meet with the women’s 200 Medley Relay highlighting the afternoon with a pool record. In the final event of the meet, UT’s 400 Free Relay edged the Seahawks, 3:07.96 to 3:08.60.

DIVING: UT's Mauricio Robles won both men’s boards while reigning women’s national Diver-of-the-Year Victoria Lamp won the 1-meter.  For UNCW, freshman Nate Lane finished second in the men’s 3-meter and junior Chase Seymour was third in the 1-meter.

NEXT: The Seahawks visit Richmond on Oct. 12 for a tri-meet with former CAA rival Old Dominion.