Salisbury's 6-0 third set win clinches Tiger win.
O'Hare clinches the win with second set tiebreak at No. 5.
Tigers return to action in two weeks against Vanderbilt
Tigers to face Murray State in second leg of doubleheader
Tigers wrap up opening tournament with strong effort against Mid-South foe.
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.
Fall 2013: Went 8-5 in singles play during the fall season ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals in Knoxville, Tenn., defeating Ellefsen 6-3, 7-6 (Kentucky) and Damrongsri 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 (Louisville) ... Won 2 matches at the Virginia Ranked +1 Tournament with wins over Fortmann 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 (Elon) and Williams 6-4, 6-3 (UNCW) ... Won 3 straight matches at the Players Choice Open defeating Rebol 6-0, 6-3 (USA), Johnson 7-5, 6-3 (USA) and Zimmerman 6-4, 6-1 (Germany) ... Teamed up with David O'Hare as the No. 18 ranked doubles team ... Posted a 10-4 doubles record and went 3-1 versus ranked opponents ... Took down the No. 6 ranked doubles team of Angus/Stropp 8-5 (Miss. St.) at the ITA All American in Tulsa, OK ... Salisbury and O'Hare won the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals in Knoxville, TN defeating Cornea/Fox 8-6 (MTSU) in the finals ... Along the way, the tandem defeated Kentucky (8-4), Purdue (8-7), Morehead (8-1) and the No. 1 ranked doubles team of Libietis/Reese 8-4 (Tennessee) in the semifinals ... While at the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate in Flushing Meadows, NY., defeated No. 57 Orkin/Watson 8-6 (Florida).
Spring 2013: Named All-C-USA First Team doubles for a second straight season and also named All-C-USA second team singles...Voted to the C-USA All-Academic Team...Tied with Connor Glennon for the team lead with 23 singles victories on the season...Posted a 23-16 overall mark in singles play...Was 5-9 at No. 2 singles, 1-1 at No. 1 in dual season play....Faced a team-high 13 ranked opponents on the season, picking up three wins over ranked foes...Teamed with David O'Hare to finish the year as the No. 39 ranked doubles team in the country...The duo won nine straight matches to close the season, including a win over the No. 3 ranked team of Nik Scholtz and Jonas Lutjen of Ole Miss in the NCAA regional finals...Also picked up a ranked win in the NCAA Round of 16 in doubles with a 8-2 victory over the No. 43 ranked team of Sebastian Fanselow and Francis Alcantara of Pepperdine...Started the season teamed with David O'Leary in doubles, then reunited with Dave O'Hare in late March...That tandem defeated the No. 24 ranked team of Alexis Heugas and Dylan McCloskey and then ripped off eight more consecutive wins to close the year...Moved up to No. 1 singles in the NCAA First Round with the injury to Connor Glennon and picked up the 7-5, 6-4 victory over BYU's Frances Sargeant...Three of his last four singles opponents were ranked in the top 62 in the country in singles play...Was 25-8 in doubles for the year.
Fall 2012: Had a remarkable fall season finishing with a record of 16-5 in singles matches ... Defeated Kosta Blank of UNCW (4-6, 6-3, 6-3) at the Virginia Invitational before falling short to #2 nationally ranked Jarmere Jenkins (Virginia) 4-6, 4-6 ... Finished sixth in the orange singles draw... Won 7 straight matches at the ITA Men's All-American Championships to advance all the way from the pre-qualifying draw to the main draw, with his biggest win coming over William Kallberg of Ole Miss (nationally ranked #56) 6-1, 6-3 ... He becomes the first Tiger in school history to play in the main draw singles bracket at the ITA All-American ... Other wins included: UNLV, Duke, Oklahoma, Florida, UNF, and William & Mary ... Posted 3 straight wins at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships making it to the round of 16 .. Had wins over Oliver Strecker of Lipscomb (6-1, 6-2), Ettore Zito of Middle Tennessee (7-6, 7-6), and Sebast Stiefelmeyer of Louisville (nationally ranked #70) 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 ... Finished off the fall singles season winning his last four matches at the USA F30 Futures in Pensacola, Florida by reaching the round of 16 ... On the way, he defeated: Oleg Mironchikov of Russia (6-0, 6-0), Amyn Soldier-Mukadam of USA (7-5, 7-6), Eddie Neese of USA (3-6, 6-4, 6-2), and Stefan Vinti of ROU (6-4, 3-6, 7-6) to qualify for the main draw .. In the main draw, he lost to Jason Jung of the USA, 7-5, 6-0 ... Jung was the No. 591 ranked player in the world at the time ... Posted an 8-3 record for doubles matches for the fall season with teammate David O'Leary ... Won 2 of 3 matches at the Virginia Invitational over opponents from NC State (8-3) and Louisville (8-4) ... This sparked a span of four consecutive wins for the tandem, with three of them being at the ITA Men's All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma by defeating Wake Forest, UNLV, and Hawaii ... Finished off the fall doubles season by winning their last three out of four matches ... Wins came over Vanderbilt (8-2), Middle Tennessee (8-6), and ETSU (8-6) in the quarterfinals before falling short to Tom Jomby/Kevin Lai of Kentucky (8-2) at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships.
Spring 2012:All-Conference USA Doubles First Team with partner David O'Hare ... Posted 10-11 mark in singles, including 7-4 on court three, and 15-7 record at No. 1 doubles with O'Hare ... Defeated 119th-ranked Hunter Reese of No. 13 Tennessee, 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5), after staving off several match-points in the second set to help the U of M beat the Vols, 4-3 ... Posted a two-set victory against No. 47 Rice's Michael Nuesslein in the C-USA Championship semifinals ... Teamed with Salisbury to defeat No. 43 Vanderbilt's Gonzalez and Bazarnik, 8-5 ... Posted an 8-6 win against Diego Galeano and Mate Zsiga in Memphis' NCAA first round match against No. 25 Baylor, helping Memphis claim the doubles point ... Tandem also posted wins against No. 70 Stetson and No. 65 UAB ... Duo won six-straight matches that included the win over Vanderbilt and win's against East Carolina and Old Dominion ... Began season ranked No. 47 (with O'Hare) in doubles ... Ended season with doubles ranking of No. 86.
Fall 2011:Posted a 5-3 singles record during fall play ... Won two matches over Badr Cherradi (SIU) and David Zimmerman (UAB) during the MTSU Dale Short Shootout ... Posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over TCU's Will Stein in the first round of pre-qualifying at the ITA All-American Championships ... Won back-to-back matches over Ryuji Hirook of Kentucky and Wright State's Martin Arguello in the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships ... Teamed with David O'Hare for an impressive 10-3 doubles record ... Opened the fall with a doubles championship at the Dale Short Shootout ... Followed that with a run into the consolation quarterfinals of the doubles main draw at the ITA All-American Championships ... Defeated top-10 UCLA doubles team of Adrien Puget and Alex Brigham 9-8 (11).
Spring 2011:Finished his sophomore season with a 12-10 record at the No. 1 and No. 2 single positions...went 11-9 at the No. 2 slot...defeated #47 Oklahoma State...had conference wins against Tulane and UAB... Teamed with David O'Hare for a 16-7 doubles record at the No. 1 and No. 2 slot...The duo went 12-4 at the No. 2 slot...Salisbury and O'Hare picked up victories over Conference USA opponents East Carolina, #33 Rice, Tulane, Southern Miss, UCF, and #36 Tulsa.
Fall 2010: Kicked off his Tiger career with a wins over Alex Sajonz (Samford), 7-6, 6-2, and Richard Gamble (Lee, Tenn.), 6-2, 7-6 (2) at UTC Fall Classic before losing his third match to Parul Verma (EKU) in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1...Invited to the Ohio Valley Regional Championships in singles as a freshman...Went 1-2 at the at the Louisville Winter Invitational, with his win coming against 13th-ranked Adam Donaldson of Louisville, 6-2, 6-0...along with fellow freshman, David O'Hare, enters spring of 2010 ranked 52nd in the nation in doubles action...combined with O'Hare to go 4-1 during doubles, including winning their first three matches together at the Southern Intercollegiates...teamed with O'Hare to defeat the duo of Alexand Kostanov and Chris Sheehan, from 57th-ranked South Carolina, 8-3, in the round of 64 at the Southern Intercollegiates.
Prior to Memphis: Most recently played for men's team at Surrey State in England...He had a career-high ETA ranking of 174...Trained at the Sutton Tennis Center under Jeremy Bates and part time at the national training center in Roehampton, England...Ranked as high as the No. 2 ranked junior in Britain U16.
Personal: Birthday is April 20th...Son of Carolyn and Matthew...Has one brother, Chris, and one sister, Katie...Enjoys playing other sports such as soccer, golf, and swimming, movies, music, and hanging out with friends...Fun Fact: "I met the Queen of England."