HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth men’s tennis team dropped a hard-fought battle against No. 22 Memphis, 4-3, on Friday evening at the Boss Tennis Center.
The loss was the first for the Big Green (7-2) at home this season, while the Tigers (4-2) snapped a two-match road losing streak with the triumph.
Dartmouth continued its strong play in doubles action, winning two of the three matches to secure the first point of the contest. The Big Green have earned the doubles point in each of their seven tilts in the Upper Valley this year.
At No. 2, Brandon DeBot and Dovydas Sakinis scored an 8-5 victory against Connor Glennon and Cedric DeZutter. With the doubles point on the line, Dartmouth’s No. 1 tandem of Cameron Ghorbani and Brendan Tannenbaum won their match, 8-7 (11-9), against the No. 8 ranked duo in the country.
In singles action, Memphis rallied to take four of the six matches and escape the Granite State with the win. Ghorbani and Tannenbaum continued their impressive evening of play, winning their singles matches for the Big Green. Ghorbani cruised to a straight set win at No. 4, while Tannenbaum netted a come-from-behind triumph at No. 6. The Indianapolis, Ind., native rallied after losing the first to earn Dartmouth’s third point.
The Big Green return to action next weekend, Feb. 28- Mar. 2, with a two-match roadtrip to the midwest. Dartmouth opens play at Ball State on Friday and close out against Indiana on Sunday.