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.
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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Order of finish: 6, 2, 4, 1
DOUBLES (Did Not Play)
TEAM RECORDS: #33 Memphis (18-4) and Southern Miss (9-15)
2012 C-USA MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
FIRST ROUND - Thursday, April 19
QUARTERFINALS - Friday, April 20
SEMIFINALS - Saturday, April 21
CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday, April 22
All times are Eastern and subject to change
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