Memphis tops the Blue Demons 4-0.
MILWAUKEE — Memphis, the fifth seed in the Conference USA Men’s Tennis Championship, posted an opening round win over DePaul, 4-0, at Helfaer Tennis Stadium on Wednesday.
After jumping to a quick win in the doubles’ point, the Tigers (14-8) picked up straight set wins at the bottom three singles spots. Alex Bucewicz beat Will Wang at the no. 4 spot, 6-1, 6-2. Brendan Malarkey, a winner with Alex Jago at no. 3 doubles, defeated Eric Huffman 6-2, 6-4.
Jago claimed a win over Eric Huffman 6-2, 6-4 to secure the match.
Memphis advances to the quarterfinal round to meet third seed South Florida. That match is scheduled for 9 a.m. at Heyer Park, court B. DePaul (4-18) falls to the back draw and will play the loser of Charlotte and Saint Louis in the ninth-place semifinals.
Memphis 4 DePaul 0
No. 1: Walker/Stapp (MEM) d. Kotroczo/Davidson (DEP) 8-3
No. 2: Wang/Michael (DEP) vs. Schmulian/Bucewicz (MEM) DNF
No. 3: Malarkey/Jago (MEM) d. Fessler/Huffman (DEP) 8-2
No. 1: Lee Taylor Walker (MEM) d. Andy Michael (DEP) DNF
No. 2: Ben Stapp (MEM) d. Robert Kotroczo (DEP) DNF
No. 3: Joe Schmulian (MEM) d. Sam Davidson (DEP) DNF
No. 4: Alex Bucewicz (MEM) d. Will Wang (DEP) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5: Brendan Malarkey (MEM) d. Michael Feasler (DEP) 6-2, 6-1
No. 6: Alex Jago (MEM) d. Eric Huffman (DEP) 6-2, 6-4