Tigers Bounce Back With 4-3 Win over SIU
March 22, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis men's tennis team (6-8) bounced back from a 4-3 loss on Friday with a 4-3 victory on Saturday in non-conference action over Southern Illinois.
This time it was the Tigers who got on the board first with a pair of victories at No. 2 and 3 doubles as the team of Leon Nasemann and Jimmy Khougassian won their No. 2 doubles match, 8-5, while the team of Spencer Heflin and Jordan Smith won their No. 3 doubles match, 8-3.
Benny Fischer then won his match at No. 6 singles, 6-1, 6-0 for a 2-0 Memphis lead before Sebastian Rubiano scored SIU's first point of the match with a win at No. 5 singles. Memphis then closed out the win with singles victories at No. 4 and 3 singles to pick up the win.
Southern Illinois battled back from second set losses to win super tiebreakers at the top two singles spots to close out the afternoon.
Memphis 4, Southern Illinois 3