Men's Tennis Falls 6-1 at No. 63 Vanderbilt
Jan. 28, 2007
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Despite a 7-5, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles by Amrit Narasimhan, the University of Memphis men's tennis team dropped to 0-2 on the season with a 6-1 loss at No. 63 Vanderbilt, Sunday.
The Commodores swept all three doubles matches to take an early lead in the match 1-0, and Vandy went up 3-0 with wins at No. 5, then 4 singles over a pair of Tiger freshmen in straight sets. But the Tigers would battle back with Narsimhan's win at No. 2 singles. But Vanderbilt's Vijay Paul would prevail in a third set, 7-5, over Jimmy Khougassian to decide the match in the Commodores favor despite Benedikt Fischer and Spencer Heflin both having stretched their matches at No. 1 and No. 6, respectively, to a third set. In order for time constraints, Heflin's match was played in a pro-set tiebreak after he battled back from a first set loss, but he fell 10-7 in the tiebreak to lose the match 6-3, 4-6, 1-0.
Memphis will return home for additional practice before opening their 2007 home schedule against UT Martin, Feb. 3rd, at 6 p.m.
No. 63 Vanderbilt 6, Memphis 1