Men's Tennis Picks up Two Doubles Wins to Start Spring Play
Go Tigers!
Go Tigers!

Go Tigers!

Jan. 18, 2014


De Zutter picked up wins in both singles and doubles in day one of the Georgia Tech tournament.

The University of Memphis men's tennis team picked up a pair of doubles wins to start the MLK Invitational at Georgia Tech, Saturday. The Tigers got a doubles win from the new tandem of Ian Chadwell and Johnny Grimal, 6-2, while Connor Glennon and Cedric De Zutter also added a 6-2 win in their first match of the spring.

The Tigers' No. 3 ranked tandem of Joe Salisbury and David O'Hare drew the No. 12 ranked Georgia team of Ben Wagland and Hernus Pieters in their first round match, and fell, 6-3, in their first spring result.

The Tigers' first singles matches of the spring were tough ones, with five Tigers facing a ranked opponent to start the spring. Senior Joe Salisbury picked up his first win over a ranked singles opponent, upending No. 48 Ben Wagland, 5-6, 6-3, 6-4. 

Senior Cedric De Zutter also won his singles match, 6-3, 6-4, vs. Eric Diaz of Georgia.

Memphis will continue its participation at the tournament with second round matches, Sunday, at 1 p.m. The Tigers will face opponents from No. 11 Ole Miss in the second round and opponents from Georgia Tech in the third round.

First Round Doubles
Ian Chadwell/Johnny Grimal (Memphis) def. Austin Smith/Nick Wood (Georgia ), 6-2
Connor Glennon/Cedric De Zutter (Memphis) def. Nathan Pasha/Garrett Brasseaux (Georgia), 6-2
No. 12 Ben Wagland/Hernus Pieters (Georgia) def. No. 3 David O'Hare/Joe Salisbury (Memphis), 6-3
First Round Singles
No. 47 Garrett Brasseaux (Georgia) def. No. 49 Connor Glennon (Memphis) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Hernus Pieters (Georgia) def. David O'Hare (Memphis) 6-2, 6-4
No. 12 Austin Smith (Georgia) def. No. 87 Johnny Grimal (Memphis) 6-3, 6-2
No. 21 Nathan Pasha (Georgia) def. David O'Leary (Memphis) 6-3, 6-5
No. 102 Nick Wood (Georgia) def. Ian Chadwell (Memphis) 6-5, 6-3
No. 56 Joe Salisbury (Memphis) def. No. 48 Ben Wagland (Georgia) 5-6, 6-3, 6-4
Cedric De Zutter (Memphis) def. Eric Diaz (Georgia) 6-3, 6-4



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