Men's Tennis Braves Cold and Wind in 6-1 Win
Go Tigers!
Go Tigers!

Go Tigers!

March 9, 2004

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis men's tennis team (8-6, 1-3 C-USA) braved 57 degree weather and gusty winds in a 6-1 win over Indiana State (1-6), Tuesday afternoon, at the HPER Courts at the U of M.

Memphis won the No. 1 and 2 doubles matches to go up 1-0, while the No. 3 doubles team of Alex Jago and Luke Campbell came up just short, at 9-7, against the Sycamores' Boyd Michau and Dewald Linde.

Junior Mark Finnegan then put the first singles match in the books, with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Linde, while senior Lee Taylor Walker followed with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 1 over Andrey Kumantsov.

When junior Alex Bucewicz closed out his No. 3 singles match with a 6-0, 6-4 win over R.J. Nagel, the Tigers' sealed the victory, then earning additional points with wins at No. 2 and 4 singles. Indiana State's Aaron Phillips picked up the Sycamores' only point of the match with a come back 3-6, 7-6, 10-6 victory over Sam Withell at No. 5 singles.

Memphis will remain in town to face C-USA foe Charlotte, Wednesday, beginning at 1 p.m., before heading back to Texas to face No. 6 Rice, Virginia Tech and No. 65 Texas Tech. Memphis was ranked No. 75 in the country in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll, released, Tuesday.

Indiana State will continue on their south-bound roadtrip to face the University of New Orleans, Wednesday, at 2 p.m.

No. 75 Memphis 6, Indiana State 1
Doubles
No. 1 - Lee Taylor Walker/James Spence (UM) def. Ivan D'Argence Arceo/Aaron Phillips, 8-5
No. 2 - Alex Bucewicz/Sam Withell (UM) def. Andrey Kumantsov/R.J. Nagel, 8-3
No. 3 - Boyd Michau/Dewald Linde def. Alex Jago/Luke Campbell (UM), 9-8
Singles
No. 1 - Lee Taylor Walker (UM) def. Andrey Kumantsov, 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 -
James Spence (UM) def. Ivan D'Argence Arceo, 6-4, 6-1
No. 3 - Alex Bucewicz (UM) def. R.J. Nagel, 6-0, 6-4
No. 4 - Marten Tamla (UM) def. Boyd Michau, 7-5, 7-5
No. 5 - Aaron Phillips def. Sam Withell (UM), 3-6, 7-6, 10-6
No. 6 - Mark Finnegan (UM) def. Dewald Linde, 6-0, 6-1
Order of Singles Finish: 6, 1, 3, 2, 5, 4

 

 

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