Men's Tennis Falls 5-2 to No. 25 Tennessee
Jan. 29, 2005
Just one day after falling at No. 20 Vanderbilt, the University of Memphis men's tennis team (1-2) battled, but were unable to get past No. 25 Tennessee in a 5-2 loss, Saturday.
The Tigers' hung with the Vols at No. 2 and 3 doubles, with Alex Jago and Mark Finnegan winning the No. 3 match, 8-6. Unfortunately, the Tigers' top team of Scott Felsenthal and James Spence and the No. 2 team of Alex Bucewicz and Marten Tamla both suffered losses, giving Tennessee the doubles point.
In singles play, Memphis picked up two points with wins at No. 2 singles and at No. 5. Senior Alex Bucewicz picked up the win at No. 2, downing Kiril Tcherveniachki, 6-4, 6-4. Mark Finnegan got the win at No. 5, using three sets to edge Ben Rogers, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. But Tennessee claimed the match with wins at No. 1, 3, 4 and 6.
The Tigers return home and will then head west for the next weekend, where Memphis will face Oral Roberts, Oklahoma State and No. 60 Tulsa in Oklahoma.
No. 25 Tennessee 5, Memphis 2