Men's Tennis Falls to No. 20 Drake, 4-1
Go Tigers! Johnny Grimal posted the Tigers' lone singles win on Thursday in the semifinal round.
Go Tigers!
Johnny Grimal posted the Tigers' lone singles win on Thursday in the semifinal round.
Go Tigers!

March 22, 2013

Drake 4, Memphis 1Get Acrobat Reader

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SAN DIEGO - - The University of Memphis men's tennis team (6-5) did not have much time to celebrate its win at No. 38 San Diego Thursday night, waking up Friday morning to face a No. 20 Drake team that had won 16 straight matches. The Bulldogs made it 17 straight victories with a 4-1 victory over the Tigers in the semifinals of the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Spring Classic, Friday morning.

The two teams split the No. 2 and 3 doubles matches, with the Tigers picking up an 8-2 win at No. 2 to offset the 8-1 loss at No. 3. The match at No. 1 looked like it was going to go the Bulldogs way, with Drake's No. 1 team up 7-1 on the Tigers, but Cedric de Zutter and Connor Glennon stormed back to force a tiebreak. Unfortunately, the Tigers came up short, 9-8 (7) to put Drake up 1-0.

James McKie then made it 2-0 Drake with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles over Joe Salisbury. Robin Goodman stretched the Drake lead to 3-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Lukas Vrnak before Johnny Grimal got the Tigers on the board with a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles.

But Connor Glennon, who had dropped the first set, 6-3, before bouncing back to win the second set, 6-2, came up short in the third set, with No. 50 ranked Anis Ghorbel picking up the 6-3 third set win to seal the 4-1 Bulldogs' victory.

The Tigers will play in the third/fourth place match against either San Diego State or Harvard, Saturday at 10 a.m. at San Diego State University.

No. 20 Drake 4, No. 44 Memphis 1
Singles

No. 1 - No. 50 Anis Ghorbel (DU) def. Connor Glennon (UM), 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
No. 2 - No. 121 James McKie (DU) def. No. 105 Joe Salisbury (UM), 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 - Robin Goodman (DU) def. No. 111 Lukas Vrnak (UM), 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 - Johnny Grimal (UM) def. No. 125 Alen Salisbasic (DU), 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 - Jean Erasmus leading David O'Hare (UM), 7-6 (4), 5-5, uf
No. 6 - David O'Leary (UM) leading Ben Mullis (DU), 7-5, 1-2, uf
Doubles
No. 1 - Erasmus/Salibasic (DU) def. Cedric De Zutter/Glennon (UM), 9-8 (7)
No. 2 - O'Hare/Salisbury (UM) def. Ben Lott/McKie (DU), 8-2
No. 3 - Ghorbel/Goodman (DU) def. Grimal/O'Leary (UM), 8-1

 

 

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