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

Go Tigers!

Jan. 18, 2014

ATLANTA - -

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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