Tiger Blogs :: K.C. Griffin, Men's Tennnis
April 21, 2009
K.C. Griffin's Blog #3
The men's Tiger Tennis Team has finished the 2008-2009 season after falling to Confernce Champions Tulsa last weekend. Although we missed out on a great opportunity to get a national ranking and a higher seed at the C-USA tournament after losses at the MTSU Invitational, we tried our best to keep our motivation and work ethic leading up to the conference tournament. Our last weeks of hard work allowed us to pick up a win over Arkansas Pine Bluff and we had great showing in Orlando against 32nd ranked Tulsa. We finished our season with a 14-11 record and we proved all season long that we could compete with some of the best schools in the country. We are really going to miss our seniors Jorge Vasquez and Benny Fischer as they provided great leadership, results, and friendship to our team. Now that our season has come to an end we are looking forward to next fall and it's time to "study study study" as Coach Goebel told us.
March 17, 2009
K.C. Griffin's Blog #2
There have been some tough times and very tough competition for the tiger tennis team lately. We faced a three match losing streak to top SEC teams in recent weeks. These losses however, once again confirmed that were able to compete with some of the best teams in the country and we are very close to beating a highly ranked team. We headed out west for spring break and we finished the trip with 3 wins and 1 loss to the 15th ranked University of Arizona. At 8-6 our team has 10 matches left including a double header on March 18. With the regular season winding down, our team is looking very tough and very eager to get some big wins.
February 3, 2009
K.C. Griffin's Blog #1
The University of Memphis men's tennis team is off to a great start. After this weekend our record is now 4-2 with the two losses coming to teams ranked top 25 in the country. Both of these losses, however, were very competitive and were great indicators of our improvement. Practice on the court and in the weight room has been really productive lately and we are all excited to get back outdoors on our own courts. Our number one player Jorge Vazquez got a wildcard into the Regions Morgan Keegan qualifying draw and played Robert Kendrick, a top 100 player in the world. Jorge played a tough match but fell to Kendrick 6-3, 6-4 who was a little too tough this match.
On a lighter note, I was reading Charlie Ramsay's Q&A a couple days ago and I saw that he happened to mention the he and Spencer Heflin "beat Coach Goebel and I pretty badly" in a golf scramble. Well, Charlie conveniently left out a detail or two, including that: it was the round of his life, Heflin putted out of his mind, I could not have played any worse, and I destroyed Charlie the other two times we played golf. Don't get me wrong though, all the credit goes to Spencer and Charlie for their victory, but I just thought I could clear things up a bit. Tiger Tennis has extremely tough but exciting times ahead of us and we hope to keep the momentum going and keep having fun as we enter these next few weeks. Go Tigers!