Men's Tennis Falls 4-3 at UAB
March 23, 2007
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The University of Memphis men's tennis team (5-9, 1-2 C-USA) fell short of an opportunity to pick up a tough conference road win with a 4-3 loss at UAB, Friday.
The conference match became a battle early on with a pair of the doubles matches going extra games to get closed out. After UAB won the No.2 doubles match, Memphis' Benedikt Fischer and Amrit Narasimhan snapped a six-match losing streak at No. 1 doubles with a 9-7 win to even the match, but UAB prevailed at No. 3 doubles, 9-8, to take the 1-0 lead in the match.
Memphis battled back with wins at No. 1 and 2 singles, but were unable to close out three other tough matches as UAB's Tim Bauer came from 5-2 down in both the first and second sets in the No. 3 singles match to defeat Benedikt Fischer 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). Memphis' freshmen, Charlie Ramsay and Spencer Heflin also had two tight matches, but fell as the Blazers picked up their seventh win of the season and their third in league play.
The Tigers will have over a break to prepare for a four-match home stand to close out the 2006-07 home schedule. That home stand opens against Southeastern Louisiana, Apr. 3rd.