Memphis Men's Tennis Team Upsets No. 58 Arkansas
March 28, 2000
Fayetteville, Ark.-- - Leaving with the winning streak they brought in, that was the goal of the University of Memphis men's tennis team as the Tigers upset No. 58 Arkansas, 5-2, to even their season record at 12-12. Arkansas is the seventh nationally ranked team the Tigers have faced this season, falling to all six previous opponents.
Memphis began by winning the doubles point from Arkansas after winning two of the three matches played. The No. 1 duo of Alistair Todd (Perth, Australia) and Ben Stapp (Sydney, Australia) improved their record to 13-6 with a win in their hour-and-a-half match, 9-8. The duo of junior Jack Hu (Nashville, TN) and sophomore Michael LaHaie (West Lafayette, IN) also won their doubles match, defeating Arkansas' No. 3 tandem of Chris Campbell and Magnus Kullenberg.
The lone doubles loss came at No. 2 when the team of sophomore Richard Magney (Sydney, Australia) and freshman Jamie Adams (Coushetta, LA), playing in just their second match as a doubles unit, lost 8-6 despite leading 5-2 at one point.
The Memphis depth proved too much for Arkansas as the Tigers won four of the six singles matches, including junior Daniel Demacek's (Povazsha Bystvica, Slovakia) win over No. 88 Henrik Tofft, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. The victory was Demacek's 10th of the season, improving his singles record to 10-7. Also earning his 10th victory, Hu defeated Chris Campbell, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.
Arkansas won the No. 1 and No. 6 singles matches as Oskar Johansson, who is ranked No. 8 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, downed Memphis' Magney, 6-4, 6-2. Johansson was the second top-10 opponent Magney has faced this season. Magney lost 7-6, 7-6 to No. 4 Esteban Carril of Texas Christian over spring break. Magney is now 1-3 against nationally ranked opponents, having defeated Mississippi's James Shortall, 7-6, 6-4, early in the season.
(8) Oskar Johansson (UA) def. Richard Magney (UM), 6-4, 6-2
Daniel Demacek (UM) def. (88) Henrik Tofft (UA), 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Alistair Todd (UM) def. Magnus Kullenberg (UA), 7-6, 6-4
Ben Stapp (UM) def. Aleksey Bubis (UA), 7-6, 6-4
Jack Hu (UM) def. Chris Campbell (UA), 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
Eduardo Pacheco (UA) def. Chris Buckley (UM), 7-5, 6-4
Todd/Stapp (UM) def. John Deaton/Tofft (UA), 9-8
Bubis/Pacheco (UA) def. Magney/Adams (UM), 8-6
Hu/LaHaie (UM) def. Campbell/Kullenberg (UA), 8-4