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Memphis Tennis Defeats Yale

Maxime Dubouch returns a ball in Memphis' men's tennis victory.
Maxime Dubouch returns a ball in Memphis' men's tennis victory.

The University of Memphis men’s tennis team extended their winning streak to six with their 5-2 win over #64 ranked Yale on Friday evening. 

Going into this match, Memphis tennis was ranked #23 in the nation after previously taking down #11 ranked Harvard earlier in the season. 

Senior Pau Fanlo dazzled in his match, clinching a win and defeating Yale’s Jim Ji in straight sets (7-6, 7-4, 6-4) to add onto his doubles performance (unfinished game) with senior Juan Zabala. 

Memphis got out to an early lead, sweeping the two doubles matches played. Pablo Alemany and Charlie Barry crushed their opponent 6-1 with Conor Gannon and Harry Rock winning in a 6-4 thriller.  

Alemany and Barry were playing as doubles partners for the first time this season as Rock and Gannon improved to 14-7 on the season as partners.  

Zabala got things off to a hot start on court six for the Tigers in singles, as he overpowered his opponent, winning in dominating fashion. (6-1, 6-1) 
The Tigers lost the next two singles matchups, both close matches, but rebounded well enough to lock up the match in the next game. 

#64 ranked singles player Alemany also added a singles victory as he took down #123 ranked player Vignesh Gogineni in a nailbiter. After dropping the first set, Alemany rallied to win back-to-back sets to come away with the win (5-7, 7-5, 6-4). 

Memphis tennis improved to 14-3 after the win. The Tigers will head to Tulsa to face the Golden Hurricanes on April 5. 

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