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

Go Tigers!

March 22, 2014

Box Score


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


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

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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