March 5, 2004
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS -
The University of Memphis men's tennis team (6-5, 1-2 C-USA) split its first two matches of the day in the HEB Invitational in Corpus Christi, Texas, Friday.
Memphis swept its opening match against Wichita State, 4-0, to advance to a match against the host team and the fourth seed of the tournament, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Tigers stood toe-to-tie with the nationally-ranked opponents, but dropped three-set matches at No.1 and 6 singles, while Sam Withell suffered a difficult 7-6, 7-6 loss at No. 5 singles.
All teams played shortened matches at the tournament as rain pushed the 9:30 matches start times back to noon.
No. 63 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4, No. 71 Memphis 0
1) Jeremy Blandin def. Lee Taylor Walker (UM), 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
3) Luis Moris def. Alex Bucewicz (UM), 6-1, 6-4
5) David Plasencia def. Sam Withell (UM), 7-6, 7-6
6) Javier Bacceicoa def. Alex Jago (UM), 6-1, 3-6, 7-5
Memphis 4, Wichita State 0
Individual match scores not available