Despite dropping its match 2.5-.5 to the Sun Devils, the Vols advanced to the semifinals after defeating the Fighting Illini in the opening round, 2-1.
The Big Orange will tee off against Pepperdine Tuesday— with the winner clinching third place.
Round one (fourball matches)
Tennessee 2, Illinois 1
Evan Woosley-Reed and Lance Simpson secured the first point against Illinois Monday after defeating Timmy Crawford and Piercen Hunt 3&1. The duo came back from a two-hole deficit and clinched the match on their 17th hole.
Arizona State 2.5, Tennessee .5
Hall and Lewis were the only pair to avoid defeat in the semifinals. The redshirt seniors split their fourball match against Luke Potter and Connor Williams to earn half a point.
Woosley-Reed and Simpson suffered a narrow defeat, losing 1up to Nick Prieto and Ryggs Johnston. Despite the loss, Woosley-Reed and Simpson put up a strong fight until the final hole.
Surratt and Hill lost their fourball match 5&4—which clinched the semifinal win for Arizona State.
ROUND THREE PAIRINGS
Tuesday, Oct. 31 (singles matches vs. Pepperdine)
12:00pm ET – Lance Simpson vs. Daniel Xu
12:10pm ET – Evan Woosley-Reed vs. Kristoffer Kuvaas
12:20pm ET – Bryce Lewis vs. Brady Siravo
12:30pm ET – Jake Hall vs. William Walsh
12:40pm ET – Josh Hill vs. Joshua Koo
12:50pm ET – Caleb Surratt vs. Mahanth Chirravuri