Men's Tennis Snaps Six-Match Losing Streak
Feb. 24, 2006
ORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Memphis men's tennis team (3-6, 1-2 C-USA) snapped a six-match losing skid in a decisive 6-1 win over East Carolina, Friday.
Memphis swept two doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead, and the No. 2 doubles match did not finish with the point already decided. Memphis then used straight set wins at No. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 singles to close out their first league win of the season.
Freshman Matt Brewer picked up a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles, while the No. 19 ranked team of James Spence and Sam Withell downed the team of Ricardo Barone and Henrique Viana, 8-4, to improve to 6-1 on the season with their fourth consecutive victory.
The Tigers will return home to host UT Martin, Tuesday, in one of just four matches to be played at home this year for the Tigers. Memphis will then depart on a West Coast road swing through Pacific, Oregon and No. 10 Washington next weekend.
MEMPHIS 6, EAST CAROLINA 1