Former Memphis tennis star is winning grand slams and making history

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: September 17, 2023 9:02 AM CT | Published: September 17, 2023 4:00 AM CT

Joe Salisbury played tennis at the University of Memphis from 2011 to 2014, helping lead the team to its best NCAA tournament finish: a Sweet 16 appearance in 2013.


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Phil Stukenborg

Phil Stukenborg

Phil Stukenborg is a lifelong Memphis journalist and a former sports writer and deputy sports editor for The Commercial Appeal. Elected to the Tennessee Sports Writers Hall of Fame in 2018, he covered University of Memphis football during the DeAngelo Williams and Paxton Lynch eras and also served as the lead reporter for the city’s former long-running professional tennis event.


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