Vazquez to Compete at Regions Morgan Keegan Championships
Feb. 13, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis men's tennis player Jorge Vazquez, who is currently ranked as the 102nd-best singles player nationally, will compete in the qualifying draw of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships on Saturday at the Racquet Club in Memphis, Tenn. Vazquez and Kendrick will begin play at approximately 12:30 p.m. CST. They will be third match in the group set to begin play at 10:00 a.m.
Vazquez will open play against Robert Kendrick, a professional tennis player from Fresno, Calif. Kendrick took the first two sets from Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2006. It was the first time Nadal had to come back from a two-set deficit to pick up the win. Kendrick is currently rated 98th in the world. His highest ranking was No. 77 in May of 2007. He broke into the Top-100 for the first time in February of 2007.
Vazquez, a native of La Coruna, Spain, has posted a 5-2 singles mark in his first season with the University of Memphis. Vazquez sat out last season to NCAA transfer guidelines and spending two years at Tyler Junior College in Texas. The Memphis senior has picked up victories over No. 23 and No. 26 in the nation.