Men's Tennis Upset at C-USA Championships
April 23, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sixth-seeded South Florida upset fourth-seeded Memphis 4-1 Friday in the quarterfinals of the 2005 Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
The teams began the match playing doubles outdoors. The Tigers' Alex Bucewicz and Marten Tamla defeated Andreas Maroldt and Marc Jaeger 8-3 at No. 2. Mark Finnegan and Alex Jago beat Juan Barragan and Dillon Brozyna 8-5 at the No. 3 spot to clinch the doubles point.
The teams moved inside when inclement weather set in and had to wait out a tornado warning before beginning the singles matches. When singles finally began, Maroldt tied the match at 1-1 as he defeated Jago 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4. Brozyna topped Scott Felsenthal 7-6, 6-3 at No. 6 to give the Bulls a 2-1 lead. Kiendl defeated Bucewicz 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 at the top spot to make it a 3-1 match. Barragan outlasted James Spence 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 at No. 2 to clinch the match.
USF will face top-seeded Tulane in a semifinal match Saturday at noon.
Match Summary * USF 4 * Memphis 1
1. Spence/Felsenthal, MEM vs. Kiendl/Barton, USF 7-4, susp.
2. Bucewicz/Tamla, MEM def. Maroldt/Jaeger, USF 8-3
3. Barragan/Brozyna MEM def. Finnegan/Jago USF 8-5
Order of finish: 2, 3