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Samantha Smoak • The Daily Beacon

Freshman Kanisha Jimenez hit the ball over the net during the game against Austin Peay.

Lady Vols salvage weekend with doubleheader sweep

The Lady Vols volleyball team ended their three-match losing streak this weekend by winning a Saturday doubleheader match inside Thompson-Boling Arena.

On the final day of the "DISH Lady Vol Classic," Tennessee first defeated Mercer 3-2, in a back-and-forth, five-set thriller: 25-21, 20-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-13. The Lady Vols then ran away with the nightcap, sweeping Montana State in straight sets: 25-17, 25-15, 25-23.

After dropping contests to Austin Peay and Memphis on Thursday and Friday respectively, Saturday's effort helped UT (7-7) salvage a 2-2 record in the weekend tournament.

"We've been using some lineups we've never ...