No. 33 Memphis Men's Tennis Takes to the Road for Two East-Coast Matches
Feb. 23, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The 33rd-ranked Memphis men's tennis team is heading to the East Coast for a pair of games this weekend against Old Dominion and UNC-Wilmington, which is tied with Alabama for 49th in the ITA rankings.
Memphis holds a 6-0 record after launching into the season with a win over No. 13 Tennessee and following with wins over Tennessee Tech, UNC-Greensboro, East Carolina, Murray State and No. 43 Vanderbilt.
Sophomore David O'Hare, ranked No. 114, paces the Tigers in singles action. Senior Leon Nasemann and freshmen Connor Glennon and David O'Leary all hold perfect, 5-0, records in singles play this season. Sophomore Johnny Grimal only has one blemish on his record and stands at 5-1.
O'Hare and partner Joe Salisbury form the number one singles tandem for the U of M. After dropping their first match of the season, O'Hare and Salisbury have run off five-straight matches. Glennon and David Henry form the number two doubles pairing and hold a 4-1 record, a record which is matched by the partnership of Grimal and Nasemann at the number three doubles spot.
The Tigers unbeaten record ties the 1977 and 1979 campaigns as best starts to a season in program history. The 1977 Tigers finished 22-3, while the 1979 team ended the season 22-2.
Memphis and Old Dominion are schedule for a 12:00 noon (CT) start at Old Dominion on Friday. The U of M then plays UNC-Wilmington on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (CT).