Tiger Seniors Backstop Men's Tennis to 4-3 Victory
March 27, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The No. 66 University of Memphis men's tennis team (9-9, 1-3 C-USA) came back from dropping the doubles point to down Georgia State (11-5) in non-conference action Sunday. The Tigers, who had dropped the No. 1 and 2 doubles matches, got singles victories from four members of the senior class to pick up their fourth straight victory.
Senior Alex Bucewicz clinched the victory with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (13-11) victory at No. 2 singles to decide the match. Bucewicz fought off three match points to pick up the deciding match.
"Alex played some great tennis today," Head Coach Paul Goebel said. "That was one of the most amazing tiebreakers I have ever seen, it was great college tennis. Georgia State has a great team and we did not play our best tennis, so we were lucky to get out of here with a win."
The Tigers will host Southeast Louisiana, Wednesday, beginning at 2 p.m. at the University of Memphis varsity courts on the corners of Echles and Spottswood Avenues on campus.
No. 66 Memphis 4, Georgia State 3