Men's Tennis Uses Depth to Sweep Southern Illinois, 4-0

Feb. 8, 2013

MEMPHIS - -

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The University of Memphis men's tennis team used the depth of its lineup to sweep a non-conference match from Southern Illinois, Friday afternoon.

The Tigers, ranked No. 31 in the country in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings, jumped out to a quick start with an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles from Connor Glennon and Cedric de Zutter, followed by an 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles from Joe Salisbury and David O'Leary to go up 1-0 in the match. Glennon made is 2-0 Memphis with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles, and the two Davids closed out the victory. David O'Hare downed his opponent at No. 5, 6-0, 6-2, then David O'Leary followed, with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles to close out the match. With another Tigers' non-conference match on the slate for this evening, the remaining matches were not completed.

The Tigers host Murray State at 7 p.m. Friday at The Racquet Club of Memphis in their second match of the day. Admission is free.

No. 31 Memphis 4, Southern Illinois 0
Doubles

No. 1 -- Connor Glennon/Cedric De Zutter (MEM) def. Brandon Florez/Martijn Admiraal, 8-5
No. 2 - Joe Salisbury/David O'Leary (MEM) def. Jonny Rigby/Badr Cherradi, 8-5
No. 3 - David O'Hare/Johnny Grimal (MEM) vs. Jorge Cavero/Szymon Opieczonek, 6-5, dnf
Singles
No. 1 - Connor Glennon (Memphis) def. Brandon Florez, 6-2, 6-1
No. 2 - No. 64 Joe Salisbury (Memphis) vs. Jorge Cavero, 6-4, 0-3, dnf
No. 3 - Lukas Vrnak (Memphis) vs. Badr Cherradi, 6-2, 4-3, dnf
No. 4 - David O'Leary (Memphis) def. Rafael Cuadrillero, 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 - David O'Hare (Memphis) def. Jonny Rigby, 6-0, 6-2
No. 6 - Cedric de Zutter (Memphis) vs. Martijn Admiraal, 6-3, 4-4, dnf

Match Notes:
Southern Illinois: 2-2
Memphis: 2-2
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,2) Singles (1, 5, 4)

 

 

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