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
De Zutter and Salisbury pick up first singles wins of the spring.
Senior advances at Florida tournament while O'Hare and Salisbury advance in New York.
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.
Fall 2013:Posted a 6-6 singles record for the fall season ... Wins came against Cornish 6-1, 6-2 (Virginia) and Lewis 6-4, 6-2 (Texas) at the Olympia Fields CC Invitational in Olympia Fields, IL ... Advanced to the round of 32 at the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals in Knoxville, TN with a win over Taylor 6-0, 6-2 (Murray St.) before falling to No. 24 Reese 6-4, 4-7, 5-7 (Tennessee)... Won 2 out of 3 matches at the Players Choice Open in Birmingham, AL ... Defeated Hills 6-0, 6-1 (USA) and Johnson 7-6 (0-8), 6-3 (USA) ... Reached the round of 16 at the Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic with a win against Tsamas 6-1, 6-2 (FGCU) ... Teamed up with Johnny Grimal as the No. 54 ranked doubles team finishing with a 2-2 record ... Defeated Andrews/Monaghan 8-5 (Notre Dame) and Covalschi/Hagar 8-7 (Notre Dame) at the Olympia Fields CC Invitational in Olympia Fields, Illinois ... Also competed with teammate Cedric De Zutter as the tandem posted a 1-2 doubles record ... Reached the round of 16 at the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals as the two defeated Peacey/Saunders 8-4 (Chattanooga).
Spring 2013: Posted 20 singles victories in his second season at Memphis, finishing with a 20-10 record overall and a 12-5 mark in dual season play...Was 8-5 at No. 5 singles, 3-0 at No. 6 and 1-0 at NO. 4 singles for the Tigers....His 6-4, 6-3 victory at No. 5 clinched Memphis' win over Ole Miss in the NCAA regional finals...At one point, won six straight matches at No. 5 singles before falling to Tulsa's Carlos Bautista in the C-USA finals...Stepped into the doubles lineup for Memphis in the NCAA tournament with the injury to Connor Glennon...Teamed with Cedric De Zutter to win at No. 3 doubles to clinch the doubles point for the Tigers in the NCAA Round of 16 against Pepperdine...After playing in some ITF doubles events over the summer with Tiger teammate Joe Salisbury, remained paired with Salisbury in doubles play during part of the spring season, posting a 2-2 mark at No. 2 doubles...Also teamed with Johnny Grimal to post a 3-4 mark at No. 3 doubles...Was 16-9 for the Tigers in doubles play....Posted a win over No. 113 ranked Alex Gornet of Louisville, 7-5, 6-1, for his one win over a ranked opponent in the spring...Was 1-2 on the season against ranked opponents.
Fall 2012: Started the fall as the No. 82 ranked singles player in the country ... Recorded a 6-5 record in singles matches with a win in the conference finals of the Virginia Invitational ... Won over Claes Goransson of VCU (7-5, 6-2) in the round of 16 and then lost to Virginia's Harrison Richmond, 6-7 (6), 67-3, 7-5 ... Finished sixth in the gold bracket with a loss to North Carolina State's Thomas Weigel, 7-5, 6-1 ... Defeated Anderson Reed (Florida State) 6-2, 6-4 at the ITA Men's All-American Championships ... Won three straight matches at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships by defeating Elliot Yee (Indiana) 7-5, 6-1, Grant Roberts (Kentucky) 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, and Brandon Fickey (Tennessee) 6-4, 7-6 before falling short in the quarterfinals to eventual singles champion Ryan Lipman of Vanderbilt (1-6, 4-6) ... Posted an 8-3 record in doubles matches for the fall season with teammate Joe Salisbury ... 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, where they defeated team from Wake Forest, UNLV, and Hawaii ... Finished off the fall doubles season by winning their last 3 out of 4 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 (2-8) at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships in the semifinals.
Spring 2012:Named to the All-Conference USA Singles First Team ... Posted a 22-1 record in singles and 1-0 record in doubles ... Won 21-straight matches to begin his career as a Tiger ... Only two of 22 wins went to a third set ... Defeated Edward Jones, 6-4, 6-3, from No. 13 Tennessee ... Beat No. 22 Ole Miss' Chris Thiemann, 6-4, 6-1 ... Helped Tigers to 4-1 win over No. 47 Rice in C-USA Championship semifinals with 6-1, 6-0 win against Peter Frank ... In Memphis' NCAA first round match against No. 25 Baylor, defeated Kike Grangeiro, 6-4, 6-1 ... Holds wins over opponents from seven other ranked schools, No. 49 UNC-Wilmington, No. 70 Stetson, No. 64 Rice, No. 63 Tulane, No. 71 Alabama, No. 59 South Alabama and No. 65 UAB ... Only loss came against No. 23 Tulsa's Tristan Jackson in the C-USA Championship finals ... Spent three weeks in the ITA rankings, including a personal best No. 108 on March 13.
Prior to Memphis: He has over 30 wins on the Futures Tour, including multiple wins over top-1,000 ATP world ranked players. O'Leary has a career-high ATP ranking of 1,511 in singles play and has also reached No. 472 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior World Rankings. He has consistently been ranked as a Top 40 British Senior National player. O'Leary has reached the single's final at Nottingham and semifinals at the Scottish National Championships.
Personal: Son of Chris and Sally O'Leary...Has a sister, Beth...Birthday is January 26th....Majoring in business and communications.