Men's Tennis Goes 6-3 in Singles on Day One of Middle Tennesse Invitational
Sept. 17, 2004
The trio of men's tennis newcomers all posted their first career wins in a Memphis uniform in the opening rounds of the Middle Tennessee Fall Invitational, Friday morning.
Senior Scott Felsenthal (Memphis, Tenn./White Station) used a 6-3, 6-3 straight set victory over Tennessee Tech's Borja Zarco to advance to the quarterfinals in the B1 Singles flight, while sophomore Sam Withell (Sydney, Australia/Barker College) picked up his first singles victory since suffering a back injury to miss the last half of last season, 6-3, 6-3, over Tennessee Tech's Michele Panzeri. Felsenthal will now face Southern Illinois' Lukasz Soswa, while Withell will square off with the winner of the Felipe Abreau (Belmont)/Tomas Gonzalez (Southern Illinois) match.
Freshman Bryan Bankester (Madison, Miss./Central) picked up his first collegiate singles win in the B2 Singles bracket, downing Western Kentucky's David Bowman, 7-6 (0), 6-0. Bankester will face Cumberland University's Brian Simon in the quarterfinals of the bracket.
Also in B2 singles, sophomore Garrison Pilant (Dallas, Texas/Lake Highlands) picked up his first Tiger victory with a 6-3, 6-0 decision over Southern Illinois' Nick Bauer. From the morning flight, only senior Andrew Olswing's (Memphis, Tenn./Ridgeway) results were not available at this time.
The remainder of the Tiger line-up was slated to begin singles play beginning at either 1:30 or 2:00 CST, Friday. The doubles portion of the draw will open Friday, at 5 p.m.
Play will continue Saturday with the remainder of the matches to be played outdoors on the Middle Tennessee campus.
Day One Memphis Results from Middle Tennessee Fall Invitational
Flight A1 Singles
Flight A2 Singles
Flight B1 Singles
Flight B2 Singles
Flight One Doubles
Flight Two Doubles