Men's Tennis Falls at No. 33 Mississippi State, 5-1
Go Tigers! White Station's Scott Felsenthal teamed with James Spence to down the nation's No. 10 ranked doubles team, 9-7, Saturday at Mississippi State.
Go Tigers!
White Station's Scott Felsenthal teamed with James Spence to down the nation's No. 10 ranked doubles team, 9-7, Saturday at Mississippi State.
Go Tigers!

Feb. 19, 2005

STARKVILLE, Miss. - The University of Memphis men's tennis team (3-5 overall), won the doubles point, but lost five of the six singles matches in a 5-1 loss at No. 33 Mississippi State, Saturday. The Tigers' No. 1 team of Scott Felsenthal (Memphis, White Station) and James Spence picked up a 9-7 win at No. 1 doubles, downing the No. 10 doubles team of Luiz Carvalho and Jose-Carlos Pinto. The loss is Memphis' fifth loss to a ranked opponent on the road.

The duo of Mark Finnegan and Alex Jago improved their doubles record to 7-0 with an 8-3 win at No. 3 singles, followed by an 8-4 win from Alex Bucewicz and Marten Tamla at No. 2 doubles to secure the point for Memphis. The Tiger win at No. 1 completed a sweep and sent the Tigers' into the singles matches, up 1-0.

But Mississippi State would strike back with a 1-6, 6-1, 7-5 win at No. 2 singles, followed by a 6-1, 7-6 (3) win at No. 3 to make it 2-1 MSU. Carvalho bounced back from the No. 1 doubles loss to down Bucewicz, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-4 to give the Bulldogs their third point and when Florent Girod downed Mark Finnegan, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4, the Bulldogs had secured the win. Pierre Mouillon downed Felsenthal, 7-6 (1), 6-1 to make the final score 5-1 in MSU's favor.

The Tigers will travel to Fort Worth, Texas, to participate in the Conference USA Shootout, beginning Friday, Nov. 25th. Memphis will face DePaul at 1:30, Friday, with the winner advancing to play top seed and host TCU, Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

No. 33 Mississippi State 5, Memphis 1
Singles
No. 1 - Luiz Carvalho def. Alex Bucewicz (UM), 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-4
No. 2 - Philippe Frayssinoux def. James Spence (UM), 1-6, 6-1, 7-5
No. 3 - No. 95 Jose-Carlos Pinto def. Alex Jago (UM), 6-1, 7-6 (3)
No. 4 - Florent Girod def. Mark Finnegan (UM), 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 - Pierre Mouillon def. Scott Felsenthal (UM), 7-6 (1), 6-1
No. 6 - Arnaud Roussel vs. Marten Tamla (UM), suspended, MSU led 6-3, 1-3
Doubles
No. 1 - Felsenthal/Spence (UM) def. No. 10 Carvalho/Pinto, 9-7
No. 2 - Bucewicz/Tamla (UM) def. Ivan Bjelica/Frayssinoux, 8-4
No. 3 - Finnegan/Jago (UM) Girod/Mouillon, 8-3

 

 

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