Men's Tennis Advances Two to Quarters
Go Tigers!
Go Tigers!

Go Tigers!

Sept. 21, 2003

ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Memphis men's tennis team wrapped up its competition in the Southern Intercollegiate Championships with two Tiger entries advancing to the quarterfinal rounds.

The doubles team of juniors Alex Bucewicz and Marten Tamla advanced to the quarterfinals portion of the Division II Doubles draw after upending top-seeded Brandi and Dolberg from Florida, 8-4, in the Round of Eight. But the team of Knorr and Cassidy from South Carolina, ended any Tiger hopes of an appearance in the finals with a 8-2 win over the Tigers in the first semifinals.

Another Tiger advancing to the Round of Eight was senior Lee Taylor Walker (Jackson, Tenn./University School of Jackson). Walker won his Round of Eight Flight One Consolation singles match, 6-0, 6-4, over Marcus Westman from South Carolina, but defaulted his quarterfinal match against Geoffrey Russell from William & Mary.

The Tigers did advance one player to the semifinals of a singles draw, as sophomore Trey Brower downed Brian Garfield from Jacksonville, 6-2, 6-4, to earn a Round of Eight match. In that match against Georgia State's Matija Sulin, Brower won the opening set, 6-4, before Sulin bounced back to win the second set, 6-4. But Brower prevailed in the third, winning 1-0 (3) to earn a semifinal match against Taavd Roos from Armstrong Atlantics. But one three-set match was all Brower could weather, winning the first set 6-4, before Roos came back to take the second and third sets 6-1, 1-0 (2). Roos eventually went on to win the Division III Singles Consolation Championship over Lander's Sean Voorhies, 6-4, 6-3.

Six Tigers will compete in this weekend's ITA All-American Pre-Qualifier in Chattanooga, Tenn. Walker, Bucewicz, Tamla, Mark Finnegan, Alex Jago and James Spence all earned invitations to the tournament, which has three stages: Pre-Qualifier, Qualifier and Main Draw.



Results By Player from Southern Intercollegiate Championships

Flight I Singles
Marten Tamla
   First Round - lost to Timo Siebert, College of Charleston, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1
   Consolation Second Round - Received a bye
   Consolation Round of 16 - lost to Allen Simmons, Furman, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (8)
Lee Taylor Walker
   First Round - lost to Karim Alaily, Ole Miss, 7-5, 6-3
   Consolation Second Round - received a bye
   Consolation  Round of 16 - Def. Marcus Westman, South Carolina, 6-0, 6-4
   Consolation Round of 8 - Defaulted to Geoffery Russell, William & Mary

Flight II Singles James Spence First Round - received a bye Second Round - lost to Artie Peller, College of Charleston, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-2 Consolation Round of 32 - def. Vincent Patry, Georgia Southern, 7-6 (5), 6-4 Consolation Round of 16 - lost to Max Fomine, Mississippi State, 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (7) Alex Bucewicz First Round def. Diego Iglesias, East Tennessee, 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-2 Round of 32 - lost to Luiz Carvalho, Mississippi State, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-1 Mark Finnegan First Round def. Jack Depaolo, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 6-1 Round of 32 lost to Ricardo Gonzelez, Georgia, 6-3, 7-6 (4)

Flight III Singles Trey Brower First Round received a bye Round of 32 lost to Joseph Lariscy, Georgia, 6-4, 6-4 Consolation Round of 16- defeated Brian Garfield, Jacksonville, 6-2, 6-4 Consolation Quarterfinals - defeated Matija Sulin, Georgia State, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (3) Consolation Semifinals - lost to Taavd Roos, Armstrong Atlantic, 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (2)

Alex Jago First Round received a bye Round of 32 -- Def. Diego Flores, Georgia Southern, 6-2, 6-2 Round of 16 -- Def. Jens Pillgram Larson, Vanderbilt, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 Quarterfinals - lost to Jacob Gustafsson, Louisville, 6-1, 6-4

Andrew Olswing First Round received a bye Round of 32 - lost to Stephen Ward, William & Mary, 6-0, 6-0 Consolation Round of 16-lost to Stephan Dubienski, Georgia Southern, 6-2, 6-1

Doubles Flight I Walker/Spencer First Round def. Varela/Bobusic, Georgia, 8-3 Round of 16 - Def. No. 6 Brown/Dailey (Vanderbilt), 8-2 Round of 8 - defaulted to Almeida/Kildoff, Winthrop No. 5 Bucewicz/Tamla First Round def. Jamashia/Moseley, Georgia Southern, 8-2 Round of 16 received default from Wilson/Lariscy, Lander Quarterfinals def. No. 1 Brandi/Dolberg, Florida, 8-4 Semifinals lost to Knorr/Cassidy, South Carolina, 8-2

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