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.
Former Nebraska All-American Mary Weatherholt enters her second season in 2014-15 as a volunteer assistant coach for the Memphis women's tennis program.
In her first season with the Lady Tigers, Weatherholt helped the squad to a 14-9 record and a final ranking of No. 41 in the country. On the season, Memphis tied a program record by defeating six nationally-ranked opponents with its biggest win coming at home in a 4-3 victory over No. 26 Pepperdine.
Freshmen Marta Morga and Anki Wind received postseason honors, being named to the American Athletic Conference All-Conference Team after leading the team in singles wins on the season. A total of three Lady Tigers appeared in the ITA rankings during the season with Stefanie Mikesz appearing in the singles rankings and Alyssa Hibberd and Caroline Wegner in the doubles rankings.
Weatherholt wrapped up an impressive career for the Huskers in 2013 by advancing to the finals in the NCAA Singles Championship and becoming NU's first singles All-American. Weatherholt also inked All-American status in doubles play, teaming with Patricia Veresova to reach the NCAA quarterfinals. The duo became the school's second set of doubles All-Americans in program history.
In 2013, Weatherholt helped the Huskers advance to the round of 16 for the first time in school history before falling to No. 2 North Carolina to total a 24-6 season record. Nebraska reached as high as 10th in the country during the season and ended the year ranked 16th.
A two-time Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Year, Weatherholt was also named to the All-Big 12 Singles Team in 2009 and 2010 before Nebraska moved to the Big Ten Conference. She was selected as the Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 2009, and took the conference's No. 3 doubles title in 2010.
Weatherholt racked up several conference, regional and national awards in her final two seasons at Nebraska. In 2012, Weatherholt received the ITA Central Region Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership & Sportsmanship Award as well as the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. In her senior campaign, she won the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for the second-straight season and also received the Big Ten Medal of Honor Award and the ITA Central Region and National Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award.
Weatherholt wrapped up her career as the No. 1 career singles wins leader along with the best career singles winning percentage at Nebraska, finishing with a 123-23 (.842) record. She became the first Nebraska player to reach 200 combined wins, breaking the milestone in NU's first round tournament win over Wichita State in May. In doubles, Weatherholt finished third in the program's record books with 85 career victories.
A native of Prairie Village, Kan., Weatherholt graduated with a 3.873 GPA in business administration in May 2012.