Men's Tennis Sweeps Tennessee Tech
Go Tigers!
Go Tigers!

Go Tigers!

Jan. 25, 2004

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - The University of Memphis men's tennis team (2-1 overall) used a 7-0 sweep of Tennessee Tech, a 2003 NCAA participant, to improve to 2-1 on the season, Sunday.

The Tigers blanked the Eagles in doubles, winning the No. 1 and No. 3 matches, 8-6, and the No. 2 match, 8-2.

Senior Lee Taylor Walker (Jackson, Tenn./University School of Jackson) improved his record to 2-1 with a 6-7, 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles over Marco Born. Junior Martin Tamla (Tallinn, Estonia) improved his record to 3-0 for the season with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Razvan Ilie.

Tiger freshmen James Spence and Sam Whithel each added points to the Tiger shutout with Spence's 6-1, 7-5 win over senior Luis Aguerrevere at No. 2, while Whithel downed Christoph Lerch, 6-2, 6-4. Fellow freshman Luke Campbell also contributed to the Tigers' second straight win, teaming with sophomore Alex Jago to win their No. 3 doubles match, 8-6. It was the second straight victory for the duo at No. 3 doubles after downing UT Martin's Oltion Mollaymeri and Ben Hatchwell, 8-2, Saturday afternoon.

"The guys played great today," Head Coach Phil Chamberlain said. "Tennessee Tech is a really strong team that won their conference (Ohio Valley) last year and went to the NCAA tournament. The guys just played great."

The Tigers will return home for a non-conference match against Illinois State, Feb. 6th. That match will begin with doubles play at 2 p.m.

No. 69 Memphis 7, Tennessee Tech 0
No. 1 -- Lee Taylor Walker/James Spence (UM) def. Luis Aguerrevere/Marco Born (TTU), 8-6
No. 2 -- Alex Bucewicz/Marten Tamla (UM) def. Dominik Hecht/Christoph Lerch (TTU), 8-1
No. 3 -- Alex Jago/Luke Campbell (UM) def. Razvan Ilie/Michele Panzeri (TTU), 8-6
No. 1 -- Lee Taylor Walker (UM) def. Marco Born, 6-7, 6-4, 6-0
No. 2 --
James Spence (UM) def. Luis Aguerrevere (TTU), 6-1, 7-5
No. 3 -- Alex Bucewicz (UM) def. Razvan Ilie (TTU), 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 -- Marten Tamla (UM) def. Dominik Hecht (TTU), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 -- Sam Withell (UM) def. Christoph Lerch (TTU), 6-2, 6-4
No. 6 -- Alex Jago (UM) def. Michele Panzeri (TTU), 6-1, 6-3



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