Men's Tennis Championship: Memphis 4, Southern Miss 0

April 21, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. - For the second-consecutive year, Memphis advances to the semifinals of the Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship. The No. 2 seed and 33-ranked Tigers defeated No. 9 seed Southern Miss, 4-0, in quarterfinal action Saturday morning at the UCF Tennis Complex in Orlando, Fla. Memphis moves to 18-4 on the year and will face the winner of the Rice and SMU match.

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Memphis 4, Southern Miss 0

The Tigers collected straight-set wins at the No. 1, 2, 4 and 6 singles positions. Senior Leon Nasemann jumped on the board first as he tallied a 6-2, 6-4 victory over sophomore Alex Doleac at the No. 6 slot, followed by classmate Johnny Grimal downing USM's Paulo Alvarado, 6-2, 6-1. The final two players to come off the courts for Memphis were freshman Connor Glennon and sophomore David O'Hare. Glennon earned a 6-3, 6-0 win over sophomore Juan Escobar at the No. 4 slot while O'Hare ended the match at No. 1 singles with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over USM freshman Matt Frost, 7-5, 6-1. A young Southern Miss team wraps up the year at 9-15.

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MATCH 3
#33 Memphis 4, Southern Miss 0
SINGLES
1. David O'Hare, Memphis def. Matt Frost, Southern Miss, 7-5, 6-1
2. Johnny Grimal, Memphis def. Paulo Alvarado, Southern Miss, 6-2, 6-1
3. Joe Salisbury, Memphis vs. Inaki Belloso, Southern Miss, 2-6, 6-1, 3-2, unfinished
4. Connor Glennon, Memphis def. Juan Escobar, Southern Miss, 6-3, 6-0
5. #114 David O'Leary, Memphis vs. Andrew Goodwin, Southern Miss, 6-6 (2-2), unfinished
6. Leon Nasemann, Memphis def. Alex Doleac, Southern Miss, 6-2, 6-4

 

 

Order of finish: 6, 2, 4, 1

DOUBLES (Did Not Play)
1. Andrew Goodwin/Matt Frost, Southern Miss vs. David O'Hare/Joe Salisbury, Memphis
2. Inaki Belloso/Paulo Alvarado, Southern Miss vs. David Henry/Connor Glennon, Memphis
3. Juan Escobar/Brad Marriott, Southern Miss vs. Leon Nasemann/Johnny Grimal, Memphis

TEAM RECORDS: #33 Memphis (18-4) and Southern Miss (9-15)

2012 C-USA MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
UCF Tennis Complex // Orlando, Fla. // April 19-22

FIRST ROUND - Thursday, April 19
Match 1: (9) UCF 4, (8) East Carolina 0

QUARTERFINALS - Friday, April 20
Morning Session
Match 2: (1) Tulsa 4, (9) UCF 3
Match 3: (4) UAB 4, (5) Tulane 1
Afternoon Session
Match 4: (2) Memphis 4, (7) Southern Miss 0
Match 5: (3) Rice vs. (6) SMU

SEMIFINALS - Saturday, April 21
Match 6: (1) Tulsa vs. (4) UAB - TBD
Match 7: (2) Memphis vs. winner of Match 5 - TBD

CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday, April 22
Match 8: winner of Match 6 vs. winner of Match 7 (FSN) - TBD

All times are Eastern and subject to change

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