Men's Tennis Advances to Second Round at C-USA Inter Conference Tournament
Feb. 27, 2004
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The University of Memphis men's tennis team (5-2, 1-0) downed Southern Miss in the opening match of the Inter Conference Tournament at Tulane University, 5-2, Friday. With the win, the No. 69 ranked Tigers advance to the second round to face No. 45 Tulane, at noon, Saturday.
Memphis swept the doubles point, claiming the No. 1 and 2 singles slots with 8-2 wins, and with an 8-5 victory at No. 3 doubles. Memphis then won two of the six singles matches, with junior Marten Tamla's 7-6, 6-3 win at no. 4 clinching the match in the Tigers' favor.
Senior Lee Taylor Walker became the second upset victim for Southern Miss' David Canudas. Canudas, who downed the then-No. 40 player in the country in a non-conference match against Auburn, downed Walker, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, snapping a five-match win streak for Walker.
* - clinched victory