Narasimhan Named C-USA Player of the Week
Jan. 29, 2008
DALLAS - - Senior men's tennis player Amrit Narasimhan (Richmond, Texas/William P. Clements/Tyler JC) was named the Conference USA men's tennis player of the week by the league office on Tuesday. The honor is the second of Narasimhan's two-year Tiger tennis career and the first for the 2007-08 season. Narasimhan was the 2006-07 C-USA Newcomer of the Year last year and was a second team All-C-USA honoree.
Narasimhan was 2-0 at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles while helping Memphis to a 2-0 record to start the spring over the weekend. He defeated Austin Peay's Lucas de Brito and UT Martin's Andre Yesipov in straight sets, and teamed with sophomore Charlie Ramsay for wins over Leandro Tolosa-Zenklusen/Leonardo Locatelli of APSU and Andrew Yesipov/Stephan Bruwer of UT Martin.
Memphis' 2-0 start is its best start since 2005-06. The Tigers will put their undefeated mark on the line Thursday morning at 11 a.m. by hosting Southeastern Louisiana. The Lions are 1-1 on the season, having defeated Prairie View A&M, 6-1, before falling to No. 4 Baylor, 7-0. In the Baylor match, No. 2 singles player Vladimir Paunic took the No. 10 ranked singles player, Denes Lukacs, all the way to 7-5 in a first set loss, while No. 3 singles player Ondrej Krivka faced No. 80 ranked David Galic in a straight set loss.
The Thursday morning match will be played at WellWorx Fitness Center at 6161 Shelby Oaks Drive.