U of M Off to Alabama for Crimson Tide Invite
Oct. 23, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The U of M men's tennis team will take the courts for the last time this fall at the 2008 Crimson Tide Invite in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Paul Goebel and his Memphis Tigers squad will begin play on Friday morning at the Alabama Tennis Stadium. Memphis will have seven competitors at the tournament.
"We should be playing our best tennis at this stage of the fall season," said Head Coach Paul Goebel. "This tournament will be a measure of where we are as a team after all of the fall tournaments. It should be a good tournament and we are excited to be sending most of our team. We hope to get some good wins."
K.C. Griffin, a freshman from Millington, Tenn., brings his 10-1 record with him to Alabama. Griffin has been to three main draw finals in his first season at the U of M. He was his draw's champion at both the Blue and Gray Invitational in Montgomery, Ala., and the ULL Invitational in Lafayette, La. Griffin suffered his first loss of the season at the UNF Fall Invite in Jacksonville, Fla., losing to Marcos Chiaretti of North Florida. Chiaretti was also 10-0 going into the match.
Griffin's fellow freshman David Henry will be playing in his first tournament since the ULL Invitational in mid-September. Henry is 6-0 on the season and also won his draws at the Blue and Gray Invitational and ULL Invitational. Henry and Griffin split the crown at the ULL Invitational.
Charlie Ramsay, a junior from Chattanooga, Tenn., got two victories at the ITA Southeast Regional in Lexington, Ky., last weekend. Ramsay defeated Filip Kricka of Stetson in his first match of the tournament. Kricka was 19-5 for the Hatters last season. In Ramsay's second round match, he upended John Tragardh of LSU, 2-6,6 -4, 6-0. LSU finished last season ranked No. 18 in the nation.
Check GoTigersGo for updates on the U of M tennis team's progress at the 2008 Crimson Tide Invite