Memphis Drops Nail Biters in 5-2 decision
Feb. 5, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- In a decision that is not indicative of the competitiveness of the event, the Memphis women's tennis team fell 5-2 to the No. 37 Princeton Tigers Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., at Vanderbilt's Currey Tennis Center
After dropping No. 1 doubles 8-4 and winning 8-5 at the No. 2 position, Kathleen Hawkins and Andrea Arques-Garcia found themselves up 5-1, but couldn't hold on to the lead, ultimately being upended 8-5.
Sophomore Courtney Collins secured the first of two points for the Tigers at No. 1 singles with a swift 6-2, 6-1 downing of Hilary Bartlett, while four other singles matches went to three sets, including one super tiebreaker.
Junior Mariya Slupska dropped a tight match to Taylor Marable 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 in a 7-4 tiebreaker at No. 2 singles. At the No. 5 slot, sophomore Andrea Arques-Garcia took the second set 6-4 to force the extra set against Katherine Flanigan before falling 6-0, 4-6, 7-5.
At No. 6 singles, Hawkins picked up the second point for the Lady Tigers taking the 10-point tiebreaker from Blakely Ashley 10-6.
Memphis heads up to Bloomington, Ind., for another contest against a ranked opponent in No. 44 Indiana on Sunday at 3 p.m. CT.
No. 37 Princeton 5, Memphis 2