Men's Tennis Advances Two Teams to Doubles Finals
Sept. 14, 2007
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The University of Memphis men's tennis team went undefeated in A2 Doubles, with a pair of Tiger duos advancing the final, where the decision was made to not have the teammates play one another for the tournament championship.
The German team of Benedikt Fischer and Michael Gaerthoeffner won their opening match 8-1 over the team of Bret Shaw from Austin Peay and Zach Zola from Belmont. They then gutted out a 9-7 win over the team of Lucaws de Brito and Patrick Puertolas from Austin Peay, before winning their third doubles match of the day 8-4 over the host team of Chris Nowack and Derrick Davison from Middle Tennessee.
On the other end of the draw, the Tennessee-born tandem of Charlie Ramsay and Spencer Heflin won their quarterfinal match, 8-5, after receiving a first round bye. After beating the Western Kentucky team of Thomas Krug and Currie Martin, the duo downed the Belmont team of Javier Rodriguez and Fausto Rocha, 8-4, to advance to the finals.
The complete doubles draws were played due to expected rain in the area, so the entire singles brackets will begin play Saturday morning.