Tigers Split Matches in Birmingham
March 24, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis men's tennis team split two matches in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Tigers picked up a 7-0 win over Birmingham-Southern on Tuesday, but fell 5-2 to conference rival UAB on Wednesday. Memphis finished the road trip with an overall mark of 8-9 on the year.
Against Birmingham-Southern, the Tigers swept all of their doubles and singles opponents. At the No. 1 spot, David Henry and Jordan Smith improved to 11-3 on the year with a victory over Michael Locandro and Will Boucek, 8-4.
In singles, Smith defeated Locandro, 6-3, 7-5. The junior from Memphis, Tenn., improved to 4-4 with the victory.
At the No. 2 spot, Ramsay, a senior from Chattanooga, Tenn., picked up a 6-4, 6-3 win over Zukley. Ramsay improved to 7-7 with Tuesday's win.
At No. 3 singles, Henry, a sophomore from Signal Mountain, Tenn., improved to 6-9 after a 6-0, 6-0, win over Richard Pearlman.
At the No. 4 spot, Janz won 7-5, 6-1, against Pilling. The junior from Lousanne, Switzerland, improved to 8-8 with the victory.
At No. 5 singles, Taylor defeated Hanlon Walsh to improve to 9-2.
At the No. 6 spot, Gaerthoeffner picked up his 11th victory of the season with a 6-0, 6-3, in against Voges.
In Wednesday's match against the Blazers, the Tigers were able to take the doubles to go ahead 1-0 in the match. Henry and Smith picked up the win at No. 1 doubles, their 12th of the year, against Thomas Petrich and Alex Emery, 8-5.
At No. 2 doubles, Taylor and Janz upended Danny Manlow and David Zimmerman of UAB, 8-5, to finish the Birmingham trip with a 6-2 overall record.
At the No. 3 spot, Daniel Moser and Tyrone Ewels of UAB defeated Ramsay and Gaerthoeffner, 8-6.
In singles, Henry picked up the lone win for the U of M with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, victory over Zimmerman. Henry ended the trip with an overall mark of 7-9.
At No. 1 singles, Smith fell to Emery, 6-2, 6-1, to fall to 4-5 on the season.
At the No. 2 spot, Ramsay was upended by UAB's Manlow, 7-5, 6-2, to end the trip with a 7-8 overall mark.
At No. 4 singles, Moser upended Memphis' Janz, 6-4, 6-2. The Tiger netter wraps up the trip to Alabama with a 8-9 overall mark.
At the No. 5 spot, Taylor fell to Ewels, 6-2, 7-5, to fall to 9-3 on the year.
At No. 6 singles, Gaerthoeffner was defeated by Cornei, 6-4, 6-4.
The Tigers will return to the court on Sun., March 28 with another conference match against Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Miss.