Memphis looking for third conference victory.
The University of Memphis women's tennis team suffered a tough 4-3 setback to Penn State on Wednesday afternoon at the Racquet Club of Memphis
Senior Liza Tymchenko and junior Kathryn Hughes pick up wins
Sophomore Marta Morga picks up tenth win on the spring
Sophomore Marta Morga claimed the last match standing in thrilling fashion as the University of Memphis women's tennis team brought home the bacon against No. 38 Arkansas
The men's and women's tennis team suited up for their annual costume day practice last week to close out their fall semester practices. Watch what you missed right here on the Memphis Tiger Network.
Eye of the Tiger is back and this time you get a chance to go behind the scenes of a women's tennis team practice as they take to the courts at the Racquet Club of Memphis.
Fall 2014:Tied for the team lead with six wins in the fall, going 6-5...Advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships before bowing out to Vanderbilt's Ashleigh Antal...Posted a 2-6 doubles record with Marta Morga, Kathryn Hughes, Alyssa Hibberd and Anki Wind as partners...Won her first doubles match of the season against Kansasr Madison Harrison and Rachel McNeely at the Country Club at Little Rock Invitational.
Spring 2014: Went 13-9 in singles and 14-9 in doubles on the season ... Had a 3-4 singles mark in dual play along with a 9-3 record in doubles ... Picked up two wins in singles to begin the spring at the Miami Spring Invite ... Defeated Texas' Lana Groenvynck, 6-3, 6-2, and Miami's Brittany Dubins, 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (5) ... Clinched Memphis' win over No. 55 North Texas with a straight-set victory over Ana Sofia Cordero at No. 6 ... Recorded a 7-2 record in doubles with Marta Morga during dual play ... Duo moved from No. 3 to No. 1 during the season ... Won six-straight doubles matches through the month of March and into early April ... Clinched the doubles point over Louisville, North Texas, Kansas State, SMU and Marquette.
Fall 2013: Went 8-4 in singles and 5-3 in doubles ... Won the Black Draw at the Memphis Collegiate Invite with three straight-set victories ... Upset Auburn's No. 93 Paula de Man at the Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic, 6-4, 6-3 ... Advanced to the round of 32 at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional ... Named co-champion in doubles with partner Skylar Kuykendall at the Memphis Collegiate Invite after defeating Tulsa's Samantha Vickers and Isaura Enrique, 8-6.
Spring 2013: Went 23-15 in singles play along with a 9-7 mark in doubles ... Ranked No. 13 in the Ohio Valley Region at the end of the season ... Named Conference USA Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week on Feb. 16 ... Got her third win over a ranked opponent for her career with a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 victory over Columbia's No. 109 Kanika Vaidya at No. 3 singles ... Defeated Kansas State's Ivana Kubickova twice with one of those wins coming in a dual match to help Memphis upset the 42nd-ranked Wildcats.
Fall 2012: Ended the fall on a five-match winning streak, winning the Dick Vitale Lakewood Ranch Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic with two wins over ranked opponents ... Named Conference USA Women's Tennis Athlete of the Month for November 2012 ... Finished the fall 13-3 in singles and 7-4 in doubles ... Upset No. 49 Alexandra Cercone of Florida in the semifinals of the Dick Vitale Classic with a come-from-behind victory, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 ... Defeated No. 78 Caroline Hitimana of Florida in the finals with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 win to help Memphis win the Dick Vitale Classic for the second-straight year ... Co-champion of the consolation draw at USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional, winning four-straight after dropping her opening match ... Nine of her 13 wins were in straight sets ... Went undefeated at the Memphis Invitational #1 in singles and doubles.
Transferred from Kharkov National University ... Played in WTA tournaments in Ukraine from 2009-11 ... Her career-high WTA doubles ranking reached 967 ... Has wins in singles play over players ranked in the 300's in the WTA ... Finalist at the Ukraine Summer Championships and a semifinalist at the Ukraine Winter Championships in 2009 ... Advanced to the semifinals at the Kharkov Open in 2010 ... Semifinalist at the 2011 Krym Spring National Tournament.
Born Feb. 3 in Kharkov, Ukraine ... Full name is Yelyzaveta Tymchenko ... Daughter of Vyacheslau and Galina Tymchenko ... Majoring in Management Information Systems.