Women's Tennis Battles, But Falls Short of Tennessee Tech, 6-1
Feb. 4, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's tennis team (1-1) battled through four three-set matches, but came up short, 6-1, against Tennessee Tech, Saturday afternoon.
"I'm so proud of our girls for battling through this match," Head Coach Charlotte Peterson said. "We have three or four players with injuries and they all had to battle through some tough, great tennis matches today."
TTU went up 1-0 on the strength of wins at the No. 1 and 2 doubles spots. TTU's Alet Boonzaaier and Marina Tasheva downed the Memphis duo of Brooke Cowie and Andrea Feichtinger, 8-5, at No. 1, while the team of Margot Carter and Maia Semerdjieva defeated Memphis' tandem of Ekin Zafir and Kristin Noble, 8-6. Memphis did prevent TTU from sweeping the trio of doubles matches, as juniors Christina Wieser and Alex Tjioe used an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles to give Memphis some momentum heading into the singles play.
Tjioe would carry her doubles win over into singles, blanking Evgenia Yartseva, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6 singles, but that would be Memphis' lone point in the match, as Cowie, Noble, Zafir and Wieser would all battle but fall in three sets.
Memphis will travel to Murray, Kent., and will face UT-Martin, Saturday, and host Murray State on Sunday.
Tennessee Tech 6, Memphis 1