Men's Tennis Stomps Southern Miss in 5-2 Decision
March 26, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Tiger tennis collected a vital 5-2 win in Conference USA play against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Saturday night in a rescheduled match that moved indoors at The Racquet Club of Memphis due to rain in the Bluff City.
Memphis (10-7, 3-3 C-USA) started off with two points right out of the gate because Southern Miss (3-14, 0-2 C-USA) had only five netters in the lineup. Memphis duos Joe Salisbury and David O'Hare, along with Leon Nasemann and John Taylor, swept the top two flights in doubles, both by a score of 8-3, and took the No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles positions by forfeit.
Freshman Cedric de Zutter blew past USM's Michael Sims in an impressive 6-0, 6-0 outing at No. 5 singles. De Zutter improves to 7-1 in singles play this season with the win.
Redshirt junior Leon Nasemannm, who leads the team with 11 singles victories, clinched the conference battle at the No. 3 slot with a 6-0, 6-2 downing of Jovan Zeljkovic.
The Golden Eagles tallied their two points at the top two seeds, where freshmen O'Hare and Salisbury tripped up against their USM opponents. Julien Roussel defeated O'Hare 7-5, 6-4 at the No. 1 slot and Jan Burmeister topped Salisbury 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 2 position.
The U of M has the week off before heading to Murfreesboro, Tenn. for the Sunbelt Shootout, hosted by Middle Tennessee State University. The Tigers will play three matches, two on Saturday and one on Sunday, and information about times and opponents will be released on www.gotigersgo.com as soon as it becomes available.