Lady Tigers ended the season 18-7 with six wins over ranked opponents
Lady Tigers face Alabama tomorrow at 1 p.m. CT
Memphis faces Florida State on Friday at 10 a.m. CT in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Collins selected to C-USA First Team Singles; Kuykendall named C-USA Freshman of the Year
Memphis falls to Tulsa in C-USA semis for second-straight season
The Memphis Tiger Network sat down with head women's tennis coach Lee Taylor Walker along with four nationally ranked Tigers; Courtney Collins, Stefanie Mikesz, Alyssa Hibberd and Tiffany Welcher to talk about the upcoming season.
Named an ITA Scholar Athlete and Conference USA Academic Medalist in 2012 ... Tied for fifth all-time in single-season doubles wins with 26 in 2011-12 ... Named All-Conference USA Third Team Singles and Third Team Doubles in Spring 2012 ... Ranked No. 31 in doubles in the 2012 ITA preseason rankings with partner Tiffany Welcher ... Finished 2012 ranked No. 67 in doubles with Welcher ... Reached the main draw doubles championship at the 2011 USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional ... Advanced to the doubles semifinals at the 2012 USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional ... Won the Blue Flight doubles title at the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic in 2011 ... Advanced to the doubles final at the June Stewart Invite in Fall 2011 ... Won the doubles title at the MT Shootout in Fall 2011.
Fall 2012: Ranked No. 31 in doubles with partner Tiffany Welcher in the ITA preseason rankings ... Went 8-5 in singles and doubles during the fall ... Had a five-match winning streak in the middle of October with three victories coming at the Memphis Invitational #1 ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional ... Advanced to the regional semifinals in doubles with teammate Tiffany Welcher with wins of 8-0, 8-1 and 8-3 ... Won seven-straight doubles matches during the month of October ... Won her opening match at the ITA All-American Championships with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Elena Najera of Utah.
Spring 2012: Named All-Conference USA third team singles and the All-Conference USA third team doubles with partner Tiffany Welcher ... Finished the season No. 67 in doubles with Welcher after reaching a career and program-best No. 28 on Feb. 28 ... Had a record of 13-6 in singles and 14-5 in doubles ... Posted a six-match winning streak in singles, which included a victory over 67th-ranked Kansas State's Amina St. Hill, 6-4, 6-4 ... Teamed with Welcher to Defeat No. 49 Alex Leatu and Jackie Wu of Vanderbilt, 8-4.
Fall 2011: Immediately announced her presence in the collegiate tennis world with straight-set triumphs over Western Kentucky's Morgan Freeman (6-0, 6-0), Lipscomb's Elizabeth Keevil (6-1, 6-3) and Middle Tennessee's Taylor Coffey (6-1, 6-1) to take the Raiders bracket at the MT Shootout ... Went 3-0 in doubles with teammate Tiffany Welcher ... Teamed up with Welcher to take the Blue Flight doubles title at the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic ... Reached the championship match of the singles Blue Flight with a 6-0, 6-4, upset of second-seeded Naella Wawrinka (Stetson) before falling to third-seeded Vera Shkundia (Kennesaw State), 6-4, 6-4 ... Helped the Tigers achieve the program's best-ever showing at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regionals, posting one singles victory and reaching the main draw doubles championship match with Welcher ... Posted four doubles victories en route to the title tilt, taking out two seeded teams before falling, 6-3, 6-2, to the sixth-seeded squad from Tennessee to finish as runners-up ... Reached her fourth doubles final of the fall with Welcher at the June Stewart Invite, posting wins over Lipscomb's Alyssa Bellini and Deahna Welcher, 8-1, and MTSU's Yuiri Nomoto and Flavia Nagayama, 8-4, before falling to Vanderbilt's Ashleigh Antal and Marie Casares, 8-4, in the title match ... Also advanced to the singles semifinals of the top flight bracket ... Compiled a 3-1 singles mark and a 2-1 doubles record with Welcher at the Memphis Collegiate Invite ... On the singles side, opened the event with a 6-4, 6-1, win over No. 90 Courtney McLane of Alabama before falling to Arizona's Kim Stubbe, 4-6, 5-7...Posted victories over Mississippi's Iris Verboven (6-2, 7-5) and Julia Jones (6-1, 6-4) in her consolation matches ... Lost to Arizona's Natasha Marks and Kim Stubbe, 8-6, in doubles but notched impressive wins over Arkansas' Laurie Gingras and Catherine Parenteau (8-1) and Mississippi's Iris Verboven and Paige Keating (8-0) ... Enjoyed success at the Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic with an opening-round win over Oklahoma State's C.C. Sardinha, 7-6 (6), 6-2, and a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) round of 16 victory over Tennessee's Joanna Henderson before retiring due to illness ... Paired with teammate Courtney Collins to reach the semifinals of the doubles draw.
Played on the Australian Juniors circuit out of Rosny College ... The highest-ranked female player in Tasmania at No. 53 in open women in Australia, having been as high as No. 47 ... Acquired points on the WTA Tour ... Won singles titles at the 2010 McKay Timber Glenorchy Open and the 2010 Tasmanian Open ... Also took home the doubles title at the Tasmanian Open as well as the 2010 Clarence Open, while advancing to the championship match of the Bendigo Tennis Association Platinum AMT ... Played in the 2010 WTA International ... Overall, won four doubles national titles and made the semifinals of two national singles events on the Juniors circuit.
Born June 12 in Hobart, Tasmania ... Daughter of Kim and Sharon Hibberd ... Has one brother, Aaron.