Women's Tennis Goes Undefeated on Final Day of Georgia Invitational
Jan. 20, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Memphis women's tennis team had a successful finish to the Georgia Invitational by sweeping Kansas State in singles play Sunday morning.
"Today was a great day to end the weekend," said head coach Lee Taylor Walker. "The entire team came out with incredible energy and enthusiasm. I appreciate that kind of attitude considering it was 8 a.m. on the third day of the tourney. It's that type of character that makes all the difference."
Senior Courtney Collins had the biggest win for Memphis on the day by taking down No. 15 Petra Niedermayerova, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, in just her fourth singles match of the season.
"It was encouraging to see Courtney get back to the level of intensity we all know she if capable of," Walker said. "She had a great game plan starting in the second set and carried it out very composed to the finish."
Sophomore Liza Tymchenko defeated Ivana Kubickova, 6-4, 6-2, while graduate student Tiffany Welcher won 6-3, 6-3 over Carmen Borau Ramos. Junior Stefanie Mikesz and senior Kelly Gray cruised in their matches as Mikesz downed Amina St. Hill, 6-1, 6-0, while Gray defeated Gema Bolado-Yusta by the same score. Also playing for Memphis was sophomore Alyssa Hibberd, who beat Ana Gomez Aleman, 6-2, 6-0.
The Lady Tigers will return to action next weekend, Jan. 26-27, when Memphis travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to take part in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. No. 58 Memphis will face No. 10 Alabama on Saturday before taking on either No. 22 Clemson or No. 25 Tulsa on Sunday.