Chadwell Seals Tiger Victory in Third Place Match
Go Tigers!
Go Tigers!

Go Tigers!

March 22, 2014

Box Score

SAN DIEGO - -

Grimal and Chadwell

Senior men's tennis player Ian Chadwell has only been a Tiger since January, but already helped the Tigers to a big road win with a come-from-behind victory that sealed a 4-3 Memphis (9-3) victory over #61 San Diego (8-7) in the third place match of the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Spring Classic, Saturday afternoon.

Memphis won the doubles point for a third straight match in the tournament, with wins at two and three putting the Tigers up 1-0 on the scoreboard. The doubles team of Chadwell and Johnny Grimal won their 12th straight doubles match to improve to 12-0 on the season, 8-1.

Joe Salisbury made it 2-0 Tigers with a 7-5, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles, and senior David O'Hare made is 3-0 Memphis with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 6.

But it looked like Memphis was in danger of losing a 3-0 lead for a second straight match when host San Diego stormed back with wins at 1, 3 and 4 singles to tie the match at 3-3.

Chadwell, playing at No. 5, won his first set, 6-3, then dropped the second set 6-4. He trailed 4-3 in the third set and the Tigers were in danger of dropping a second straight 4-3 match in as many days. But the Franklin, Tenn., native stormed back to win the last three points of the third set, picking up the 6-4 win to seal the match, 4-3, for the Tigers.

This marks the second straight season the Tigers have finished third in the San Diego tournament. After finishing third at last year's tournament, Memphis went 9-2 in the next 11 matches to advance to the NCAA Round of 16 for the first time in school history.

This year's version of the Tigers will play at No. 5 Baylor, Friday, in Waco, then will travel to No. 26 Louisville for a pair of matches, including an Apr. 4 conference clash with the Cardinals and an Apr. 5 match against No. 36 VCU.

No. 32 Memphis 4, No. 61 San Diego 3


Doubles

No. 1 -- #9 David O'Hare/Joe Salisbury (Memphis) vs. Clark Spinosa/Filip Vittek, 5-4, dnf
No. 2 - Cedric De Zutter/Connor Glennon (Memphis) def. Uros Petronijevic/Romain Kalaydijan, 8-3
No. 3 - Johnny Grimal/Ian Chadwell (Memphis) def. Ciaran Fitzgerald/Andrew Raphaelson, 8-1


Singles
No. 1 -- #59 Clarke Spinosa def. #49 Connor Glennon (Memphis), 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-4
No. 2 -- #94 Joe Salisbury (Memphis) def. Uros Petronijevic, 7-5, 6-0
No. 3 - Romain Kalaydjian def. David O'Leary (Memphis), 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 - Filip Vittek def. Johnny Grimal (Memphis), 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 - Ian Chadwell (Memphis) def. Ciaran Fitzgerald, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
No. 6 - David O'Hare (Memphis) def. Geoffrey Fosso, 6-2, 6-4


Order of Finish
Doubles: 3, 2
Singles: 2, 6, 4, 3, 1, 5


 

 

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