Men's Tennis Sweeps Owls of Kennesaw State, 7-0
Jan. 29, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis men's tennis team swept past the Kennesaw State Owls, 7-0, on Friday morning at Wellworx Sporting Club in Memphis, Tenn. With the win, the Tigers imrpove to 1-2 on the season. The match marked the first of the season for the Tigers at home in Memphis.
To open play, Memphis continued their doubles success sweeping all three doubles matches to take the doubles point over the Owls, 1-0.
At No. 1 doubles, Jordan Smith and David Henry got their first dual win of the season after coming close against No. 25 Oklahoma State and No. 34 Tulsa. Smith and Henry won 8-1 over Gianni Kubin and Tyler Mills.
At the No. 2 spot, Leon Nasemann and John Taylor improved to 3-0 with a 8-2 victory over Simon Janik and Michael Langel. Nasemann and Taylor were key parts of the Tigers doubles victories against Oklahoma State and Tulsa, winning both of their matches.
In singles, the Tigers swept all six matches, to take the win over the Owls, 7-0.
At No. 1 singles, Nasemann, a junior from Wuppertahl, Germany, defeated Kubin, 6-1, 6-1. Nasemann is 2-1 in singles this season, with his only loss coming to Oklahoma State's Oleksandr Nedovyesov, who has been ranked as high as No. 1 in the country.
At the No. 2 slot, Henry improved to 1-2 with a victory over Mills, 6-2, 6-4.
At No. 3 singles, Ramsay, a senior from Chattanooga, Tenn., was victorious over Langel, 6-3, 6-0. Ramsay is 2-1 on the season after picking up a victory against Oklahoma State.
At the No. 4 spot, Michael Janz, a junior from Lousanne, Switzerland, upended Kahler, 6-3, 6-2. Janz is 1-2 in dual matches this season.
At the No. 5 slot, Smith, a junior from Memphis, Tenn., picked up his first dual victory of the season, defeating Ozdemir, 6-0, 6-0.
At No. 6 singles, Michael Gaerthoeffner, a junior from Rheine, Germany, improved to 1-2, defeating Ryan Bouttell, 6-0, 6-0.
The Tigers match against Murray State, scheduled for tomorrow, Sat., Jan. 30, has been cancelled due to the recent inclimate weather in the Mid-South and is in the process of being rescheduled for a later date.
Memphis 7, Kennesaw State 0