Men's Tennis Downs No. 32 South Alabama, 4-3
March 18, 2005
The University of Memphis men's tennis team picked up its first win over a top 40 program with a 4-3 win over No. 32 South Alabama in Mobile, Friday.
"This was a really great team effort and a good win for us," Head Coach Paul Goebel said. "We're really looking forward to another good match against Southern Mississippi tomorrow."
The Tigers, now 7-9 on the season, now have two wins over ranked programs this season (the other was a 4-0 win over then-No. 75 DePaul). Memphis got an 8-2 win from the duo of Mark Finnegan and Alex Jago at No. 3 to get the points rolling, but the Jaguars answered back with an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles to make the No. 2 match the deciding factor for the doubles point. The senior tandem of Marten Tamla and Alex Bucewicz answered with a 9-7 Tiger victory to put Memphis up 1-0 heading into the singles.
Memphis 4, #32 South Alabama 3