Memphis Tennis Upends Rhodes, 7-0
Feb. 15, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis men's tennis team (5-2) picked up a 7-0 victory over cross-town rival Rhodes on Sunday afternoon at the Dunavant Tennis Center on the Rhodes campus.
The match opened with the U of M taking the doubles point. At the No. 1 position, Jorge Vazquez and Spencer Heflin upended Tyler Snedden and Grayson Lucas, 8-3. Vazquez and Heflin move their record to 1-1 in only their second match of the dual season together. The tandem fell to their opposition from No. 28 Vanderbilt on Friday.
Memphis swept the competition at singles play, as well. At No. 1 singles, Vazquez moved to 6-2 on the season with the win. The Tiger senior is currently ranked as the 102nd-best singles player in the nation. Earlier this season Vazquez beat the No. 23 and No. 26 ranked singles players.
At No. 2 singles, Nasemann, a sophomore from Wuppertahl, Germany, defeated Snedden, 6-1, 6-0.
At the No. 3 spot, Smith, a Memphis-native, upended Moreno, 6-1, 6-4.
At No. 4 singles, Ramsay won 6-3, 6-2, over Taylor Simmons.
At the No. 5 spot, senior Benedikt Fisher improved to 5-2 with a defeat of Riley Erhardt, 6-0, 7-6.
To wrap up the singles competition, Michael Hayes, a junior transfer from Brunel University in London, England, improved to 4-1 by upending Lucas, 6-3, 6-3.
The Tigers will travel to Mississippi State, Georgia State and Alabama next weekend for road matches.