February 1, 2002
TAMPA, FL - Florida Atlantic University defeated Tennessee, 1-0, Friday evening in Tampa, FL. The game was FAU's second of the day at the USF "Louisville Slugger" Invitational.
In a pitchers' duel that featured a total of seven hits, the game remained scoreless into the seventh inning before FAU broke out on top. Nikki Myers reached on a lead-off walk and would be replaced by pinch runner Jessica Fernandez. FAU would later load the bases setting up a walk by Ginny Matthews that scored Fernandez with what turned out to be the game-winner.
Nikki Myers (1-0) pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing five hits and striking out 11.
Florida Atlantic continues tournament play Saturday in Tampa.