Four Tigers in the bracket at the Players' Choice Open on the clay in Birmingham this weekend.
Five singles entries and three doubles entries accepted into tough regional draw.
Matches career-best result at ITA All-American tournament.
Grimal, Glennon and Salisbury all advance to second round.
Four Tigers open play in pre-qualifier singles Saturday.
After their very successful 2012-13 season, the Memphis men's tennis team was awarded with their C-USA Championship rings.
For the first time in the programs history, the men's tennis team has a strength and conditioning coach and he's already made a big impact on the team. Meet the team's strength coach Corey Smith for the first time right here on the Memphis Tiger Network.
Memphis men's tennis vs No. 12 Pepperdine in the NCAA Final 16 in Urbana, Ill., on May 16, 2013.
Spring 2013: Was named the C-USA Player of the Year in a vote of the league coaches as a sophomore...Also garnered first team all-conference honors in singles for a second straight season and was named second team in doubles with teammate Cedric De Zutter...Tied with Joe Salisbury for the team lead with 23 singles victories on the season, posting a 23-12 mark, including a 10-8 record at No. 1 singles...Was named the C-USA Player of the Week on April 9th after upending No. 76 ranked Stefan Stiefelmeyer of Louisville, 6-4, 6-2, in a 4-0 neutral site Memphis victory...Won three straight matches after falling 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 to No. 23 ranked Max Wennakoski of VCU to help power the Tigers to their first-ever C-USA team championship...Won his match at No. 1 in the C-USA quarterfinals against UAB's David Zimmerman, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 1 singles....Did not finish either of his matches in the semifinals or finals, but led 4-6, 6-3, 4-2 in the finals match against Tulsa's No. 1 singles player, Japie DeKlerk...Suffered a broken wrist following the C-USA Championship and played in the NCAA tournament with his wrist braced....Sat out the NCAA first round match against BYU, but returned to the court in the regional final at Ole Miss, falling to No. 14 ranked Nik Scholtz, 7-5, 6-1....Faced another top 15 ranked opponent in the NCAA Round of 16 as the Tigers' No. 1 singles player, falling to No. 11 ranked Sebastian Fanselow of Pepperdine...Faced 10 nationally-ranked opponents on the year, including five ranked in the top 25 in the country....Was 3-7 against ranked opponents....Defeated No. 83 ranked Isade Juneau of Indiana in the fall, No. 89 ranked Derek Siddiqui of San Diego State and Stiefelmeyer of Louisville when he was No. 76 in the country....Received a wild card into the qualifying draw of the US Indoor Championships in February after earning his first ATP singles point in November at the USA Futures 30 event...Was 12-13 in doubles play for the year, including a 6-7 mark at No. 1 doubles when teamed with Cedric De Zutter...Did not play any doubles during the Tigers' NCAA tournament run due to his wrist injury.
Fall 2012: Started the fall ranked in both singles (No. 106) and doubles (No. 37) ... Faced four ranked singles opponents, finishing with a 1-3 record ... Won his first professional ATP singles point at the USA F30 event ... Recorded a 10-4 record for singles in the fall, winning his last four out of five matches ... At the Virginia Invitational, he defeated Jon Ho (Wake Forest) 7-6, 7-6 ... Lost in the quarterfinals to Austin Powell (North Carolina State), 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 ... Reached the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships, winning matches against Ryuji Hirooka (Kentucky), Rhys Johnson (Vanderbilt), and Isade Juneau (Indiana), nationally-ranked #83 ... Won four matches in a row at the USA F30 Futures in Florida with a win in the round of 16 against Joey Burkhardt (USA), 7-6, 0-6, 6-4 to qualify for the main draw in singles ... Other wins included: Raphael Werner of SUI (6-0, 6-0), Sahr Timothy Kpulun of SLE (6-3, 6-3), and William Neuner of USA (7-5, 6-1) ... Won his first professional ATP singles point in that F30 tournament, with the win over Zimbabwe's Takanyi Garanganga ... Went 3-3 in doubles matches with teammate David O'Hare after the duo started the fall the No. 37 ranked doubles team in the country ... Defeated Nick Chappell/JT Sundling of TCU (8-5) at the ITA Men's Regional Championships ... They won at the Virginia Invitational against Ryan Shane/Cornish of UVA 8-3 to win the black doubles draw consolation finals ... Also defeated Vanderbilt's Barroetavena/Offerdahl, 8-2, at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships in Memphis.
Spring 2012:Earned Conference USA Co-Freshman of the Year, All-Conference USA First Team Singles and All-C-USA First Team Doubles (with David Henry) honors... Posted 17-5 record in singles and 13-6 at No. 2 doubles with partner David Henry ... Defeated Jarryd Chaplin of 13th-ranked Tennessee, 7-6 (6), 6-1, to help the Tigers beat the Vols for the first time in program history ... Helped U of M defeat No. 43 Vanderbilt with 6-4, 7-6 (5), win against Anton Kovrigin ... Notched a three-set victory against 35th-ranked William Kallberg from No. 22 Ole Miss ... Posted 6-3, 6-1 win against No. 47 Rice's Jonathan Chang in C-USA Championship semifinals ... Teamed with Henry to defeat No. 13 Tennessee's Fickey and Jones, 8-2 ... Defeated No. 43 Vandy's Jones and Kovrigin, 8-6 ... Beat No. 22 Ole Miss' Nik Scholtz and Jonas Lutjen, 8-5, a duo that finished the season ranked No. 10 in doubles ... Ranked in singles in three polls, including a personal best No. 91 on March 13 ... Appeared in three ITA doubles rankings with David Henry, with a season-high No. 74 on April 30 and a season-ending rank of No. 76.
Prior to Memphis: Glennon has had a stellar prep career and comes to Memphis with an ATP World Doubles Ranking of 912. He has been ranked as high as No. 911. In singles play, the British-native has achieved an ITF ranking of 253. On the ITF Junior Circuit, Glennon has won one singles event and two doubles tournaments.
Personal: Son of Mick and Sara Glennon...Born February 2...Has one older brother, Brady...Majoring in Economics.