Men's Tennis Closes Regular Season With Sweep
April 14, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis men's tennis team (12-10) wrapped its 2004-05 regular home season with a 7-0 victory over UALR on the University of Memphis varsity courts, Thursday.
Memphis opened the match with a trio of 8-3 victories in doubles play to go up 1-0 early in the match, sweeping all three doubles matches. Senior Marten Tamla then made it 2-0 Memphis with his sixth straight singles victory, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 3.
Fellow senior Mark Finnegan, also playing in his final home match of his two-year Tiger career, made the score favor Memphis, 3-0, when his opponent was penalized a point for throwing his racket, ending a match that saw Finnegan's opponent battle off five match points, only to fall 6-4, 7-5.
Senior Alex Bucewicz then closed out the win with a come-back 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win to give Memphis its 12th victory of the season. Senior Scott Felsenthal and juniors Alex Jago and James Spence rounded out the victory with wins at No. 6, 4 and 2 singles, respectively.
Memphis will now prepare for the Conference USA Tournament, to be held next Thursday through Sunday at Louisville. The Tigers are currently the No. 66 ranked team in the country, the fourth C-USA team in the national rankings. If Conference USA seeding follows that latest ranking (which was issues on Apr. 12th and did not include matches from the 13th through the 17th), Memphis would be the No. 4 seed for the league championships.
No. 66 Memphis 7, UALR 0