Men's Tennis Sweeps Tennessee Tech
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