Lady Tiger Tennis Battles But Falls Short at UALR, 5-2
Jan. 30, 2008
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The University of Memphis women's tennis team won the doubles point to open the match, but fell 5-2 in a non-conference match at UALR, Wednesday.
Memphis used wins at No. 1 and 2 doubles to go up early, 1-0, in the match. The team of Amanda Brown and Ekin Zafir downed the duo of Laetitia Bourgeon and Marta Gomez Jordana, 8-6, at No. 1 doubles, while the tandem of Ashley Murdock and Marjorie Ondeck defeated Anne Weijenborg and Rebecca Van Den Houte, 8-6, at No. 2.
UALR then answered back with straight set wins at No. 1, 2 and 6 singles, but then had their hands full in trying to close out the match. Ashley Murdock gave Memphis its first singles point with a 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 win at No. 4 singles. Teammates Marjorie Ondeck and Dara Toulch also split sets to force a third set. Ondeck fell 7-6 (3) in her opening set, but bounced back with a 6-2 win at No. 3 singles before falling 6-4 in the third. Toulch split a pair of 6-3 opening sets, but fell short, 6-3, in the third, giving UALR its final two points for the win.
Memphis will have over a week to recover from the grueling match, before hosting Southern Illinois, Friday, Feb. 8th at WellWorx at 3 p.m.
UALR 5, Memphis 2