Tigers wrap up their fall slate at two different tournaments.
Senior advances at Florida tournament while O'Hare and Salisbury advance in New York.
Four more Tigers in action Friday in Florida.
O'Hare and Salisbury Winging to New York for college tennis' top fall event.
Duo earns first career honor from new conference
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: Named All-C-USA First Team Doubles and named the Doubles Team of the Championship with teammate Joe Salisbury...The duo finished the year the No. 39 ranked doubles team in the country...Closed out his junior campaign on a five-match winning streak in singles play, including two wins in the NCAA tournament...Was 17-10 in singles and 11-5 in dual season competitions...Posted an 8-2 mark at No. 6 singles...Led 6-2, 2-0 in his match at No. 5 singles in the NCAA first round match against BYU before the match was decided...Picked up his first NCAA singles victory with a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 6 in the victory over Ole Miss in the regional final, then scored Memphis' only singles win of the NCAA Round of 16 with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Pepperdine's David Sofaer at No. 6...Teamed with Joe Salisbury to post a mark of 14-2 in doubles play, all during the spring....The tandem was 8-1 at No. 1 doubles and 6-1 at No. 2....They closed the season on a nine-match winning streak that started with an 8-3 win over the No. 24 ranked duo of Alexis Heugas and Dylan McCloskey of VCU....They picked up their highest-ranked upset of their careers when they defeated the No. 3 ranked team in the country (Ole Miss' Nik Scholtz/Jonas Lutjen) with an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles to seal the doubles point in Memphis' upset of host Ole Miss in the NCAA regional final...Added another ranked win in the NCAA tournament by upending No. 43 ranked Sebastian Fanselow and Francis Alcantara of Pepperdine to help Memphis capture the doubles point...The duo was 4-1 against nationally-ranked opponents in the spring...Also teamed with three other Tiger teammates to post a 20-7 record in doubles as a junior, his third-straight season posting 20 or more wins in doubles play.
Fall 2012: Posted a 4-5 record during fall season ... Lost to Penn State's Thomas Hanzlik to open the Virginia Ranked +1 tournament ... Defeated Luiz Elizondo of Louisville 6-3, 7-6 in the 13th place Blue Singles match at the Virginia Invitational ... Won two straight matches at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships by defeating Tommy Marx (Butler) 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 and Jeff Offerdahl (Vanderbilt) 6-0, 6-2 ... Went 3-3 in doubles matches with teammate Connor Glennon ... The tandem 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 Virginia 8-3 ... Also defeated Vanderbilt's Barroetavena and Offerdahl, 8-2 at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships in Memphis.
Spring 2012: All-Conference USA Doubles First Team with partner Joe Salisbury ... Notched 6-14 record in singles and 15-7 mark in doubles, all with Salisbury ... Beat UCF's Erik Brunskong, 6-2, 7-5, and USF's Yannick Yoshizawa, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4, in singles action ... 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. 50 in singles and No. 47 (with Salisbury) in doubles ... Ended season with doubles ranking of No. 86.
Fall 2011: Went 6-2 in singles matches, starting the season with four-straight wins ... Posted wins over Wayne Harrell of Liberty 6-0, 6-4 and Tsvetan Mihov of Oklahoma 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 before falling to Alex Hilliard of Texas in the pre-qualifying rounds of the ITA Men's All-American Championships ... Posted a 6-3, 6-2 win over Vanderbilt's Alex DiValerio and a 6-2, 6-2 win over ETSU's Jeremy Bonevalle in the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships ... Teamed with Joe Salisbury 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: Ended his freshman season with a 7-12 record at the No. 1, No. 2, and No.3 singles positions...went 6-9 at the No. 1 slot...defeated Conference USA opponents, SMU and UCF...Teamed with Joe Salisbury for a 16-7 doubles record at the No. 1 and No. 2 slot...O'Hare and Salisbury picked up victories over Conference USA opponents East Carolina, #33 Rice, Tulane, Southern Miss, UCF, and #36 Tulsa.
Fall 2010: Defeated Max Stevens (Tennessee), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 in his first ever match donning the Blue and Gray at the Southern Intercollegiates...In his second match, won the first set over Daniel Moser (UAB), 7-6 before being taken down 6-3, 6-4 in the final two sets...Only freshman to receive a bid to All-American Championships where he fell to John Collins (Maryland), 6-2, 6-2, in his first match in prequalifying singles...went 1-1 at regionals with a win over Beni Benalcazar (Dayton), 6-1, 6-2, and a loss to eighth-ranked Eric Quigley (Kentucky), 7-5, 7-5...Wrapped up tournament portion of the schedule at the Louisville Winter Invitational with one win against Jean Erasmus of Drake, 6-4, 7-6 (5) and one loss to Kentucky's Maks Gold, 6-4, 6-3...will enter the spring ranked 52nd nationally in doubles with partner Joe Salisbury...went 4-1 with one defaulted match during fall season with Salisbury...defeated 57th-ranked South Carolina's duo of Alexander Kostanov and Chris Sheehan, 8-3, in his first career doubles match with Salisbury.
Prior to Memphis: Earned ranking of ninth in singles and 13th in doubles in all of Ireland in 2010...Trained with former top-ranked WTA player Justine Henin-Hardene in Belgium...Fourth-ranked junior Under 18 in Ireland in 2009...Won the All-Ireland Championship for his age group...Also competed in soccer, hurling, gaelic and basketball in high school...Competed for Donnybrook LTC tennis club.
Personal: Birthday is June 1st...Son of Joe and Alison...Has two brothers, Simon and Mark, and one sister, Jenny...Enjoys football, soccer, basketball and messing around with friends...Fun Fact: "I was scouted by Manchester United for soccer when I was younger."