Feb. 10, 2006

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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


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