Feb. 10, 2006
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee men's tennis team extended its winning streak to three after defeating Memphis, 4-2, Friday night at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center.
"It was good to get a win tonight against a very tough Memphis team who came in here and played hard against us," head coach Chris Mahony said. "It was a good team effort and we got contributions from a lot of players."
The Vols captured the doubles point when Bobby Cameron and Johnny Thornton defeated Michael Jetter and Garrison Pilant, 8-6, at No. 3. David Baxendine and Kaden Hensel defeated Bryan Bankester and Matt Brewer, 8-4, at No. 2 for UT's other victory.
Cameron got things started for Tennessee in singles winning at the No. 1 position for the fourth consecutive match. The Lenoir City native defeated Brewer, 7-5, 7-5, to stake the Vols to a 2-0 lead.
Baxendine extended Tennessee's lead to 3-0 with his come-from-behind victory over James Spence, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Sam Withell struck for the Tigers to cut Tennessee's lead to 3-1. Withell defeated Kiril Tcherveniachki, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 at No. 4. Jetter continued the Tigers comeback when he outlasted Hensel at No. 2, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5.
Moments later though, Adam Hubble clinched the match for UT defeating Pilant, 6-0, 6-1 to clinch the UT victory.
Tennessee returns to action Feb. 25, when it hosts Furman at 1 p.m. at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center.
|No. 16 Tennessee 4 Memphis 2|
|1. Bobby Cameron (UT) def. Matt Brewer (MEM)||7-5, 7-5|
|2. Michael Jetter (MEM) def. Kaden Hensel (UT)||4-6, 7-6, 7-5|
|3. David Baxendine (UT) def. James Spence (MEM)||3-6, 6-4, 6-2|
|4. Sam Withell (MEM) def. Kiril Tcherveniachki (UT)||6-2, 3-6, 6-4|
|5. Adam Hubble (UT) def. Garrison Pilant (MEM)||6-0, 6-1|
|6. Ben Rogers (UT) susp. Bryan Bankester (MEM)||6-1, 2-0, susp.|
|Order of Finish: 1,3,4,2,5|
|1. Spence/Withell (MEM) def. Hubble/Rogers (UT)||8-2|
|2. Baxendine/Hensel (UT) def. Bankester/Brewer (MEM)||8-4|
|3. Cameron/Thornton (UT) def. Jetter/Pilant (MEM)||8-6|
|Order of Finish: 1,2,3|