Men's Tennis Travels to New York to Face St. John's and No. 23 Cornell
March 7, 2013
Memphis, Tenn. - The University of Memphis men's tennis team returns to action this weekend as they travel to New York for a pair of weekend matches against St. John's and No. 23 Cornell. The Tigers will face the St. John's Red Storm on Friday, March 8, at 11 a.m. CST in Flushing Meadows, New York, before traveling to Ithaca, New York to face the No. 23 Cornell Big Red on Sunday, March 10, at 12 p.m. CST.
Friday's match against St. John's will be the first-ever meeting between the two squads. The Red Storm come into the match with a 1-8 record on the season and on the heels of a tight 4-3 loss at home to UC Santa Barbara.
Sunday's match against No. 23 Cornell will be just the second time the Tigers have faced the Big Red. The previous meeting between the two squads was a 4-3 win for the Tigers on March 14, 2003. Cornell comes into the match with a record of 9-1 with their only loss of the season coming to No. 31 Alabama. Memphis will look to end Cornell's win streak of seven straight matches on Sunday.
Memphis heads into the weekend matches with a record of 3-4 and ranked No. 69 in the ITA rankings. No. 23 Cornell will be the sixth ranked opponent for the Tigers this season, and the second top 25 team in the three matches. Memphis' Joe Salisbury is currently the No. 79 ranked singles player in the ITA rankings and will be looking to pick up his 50th career singles win this weekend. Salisbury will also look to win the 60th doubles match of his career this weekend as he currently sits at 59 career doubles wins.