Women's Tennis Opens Season With Loss to USF
Jan. 30, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Lady Tiger tennis team (0-1) opened the season with a 7-0 loss to USF (3-0), which had just beaten No. 40 Ole Miss the day before.
The Lady Tigers dropped two doubles sets, 8-3, before the team of Neyssa Etienne and Courtney Vernon survived a tiebreak, 9-8 (5) over the Lady Tiger No. 1 team of Marlene Dirnstorfer and Brooke Cowie.
Down 1-0, Memphis battled, but was unable to match USF in the final outcome, as USF won all six singles matches in straight sets.
"I told the team, we played better than the scores indicated," head coach Charlotte Peterson said. "We struck the ball really well, and hopefully that will carry over into next weekend."
The Lady Tigers will cross the state of Tennessee to face UT-Chattanooga, Friday, Georgia State, Saturday and Tennessee Tech, Sunday for the first busy weekend of the season.
USF 7, Memphis 0