Men's Tennis Adds Tim Srkala for 2015
April 22, 2014
MEMPHIS - -
The University of Memphis men's tennis team has signed Tim Srkala, the No. 2 ranked junior college men's tennis player in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) polls, to a National Letter of Intent, it was announced by the Tigers, Tuesday. Srkala is also ranked No. 1 in the country in doubles play for ASA College.
"Tim will be a great addition to our team," Head Coach Paul Goebel said. "He will bring valuable experience and has a great all-court game. We can't wait to get him here."
Srkala, currently a sophomore at ASA College in New York, has helped the Avengers to the No. 1 national team ranking and a 13-1 overall record. ASA's lone loss this season was a 4-3 loss at Division I Morehead State, a match that saw Srkala defeat Morehead's Jack Swindells at No. 1 singles, 6-5 (2), 6-4. He also teamed up to win his No. 1 doubles match, 6-3, against the NCAA Division I program.
Individually, Srkala is 15-2 in singles play this season and sports a 14-3 record in doubles. His only junior college loss came to the top ranked junior college player in the country and his only other singles loss is to an NCAA Division I player in the fall.
Hailing from Brno, Czech Republic, the 6-1 sophomore will join the Memphis roster in the fall of 2014. A 2013 ITA All-American in both singles and doubles as a freshman, Srkala finished the 2013 season ranked No. 3 in the end of year junior college singles rankings and No. 5 in doubles after going 17-2 in singles play and 17-2 in doubles. The top five rankings following his freshman season earned Srkala the ITA Region IV Rookie of the Year award.
Srkala becomes the fourth signee for the Memphis men's tennis team, which loses five players to graduation after this season. He joins Andrew Watson (Reigate, Great Britain), Kai Lemke (Trebur, Germany) and Shakeel Manji (Burton-Latimer, Great Britain) in the fall. Watson, Lemke and Manji will be freshmen next season at Memphis, while Srkala will be a junior.
Memphis will find out on Tuesday, Apr. 29th, where the team is being sent for the NCAA Tournament. The 16 regional sites (which each will host four teams and two rounds) will be announced in the NCAA Men's Tennis Selection Show at 4 p.m. (CT) at www.ncaa.com.