Lady Tigers Drop Match to Boston College, 5-2
Feb. 5, 2010
WEYMOUTH, Mass. - The Memphis women's tennis team fell 5-2 to the Boston College Golden Eagles on Friday afternoon at the Weymouth Club in Weymouth, Mass. The Lady Tigers picked up one doubles victory and two singles wins over their Boston College opponents. Memphis' overall record drops to 3-5 on the season.
In doubles, Kelly Gray and Courtney Collins improved to 4-1 at the No. 3 doubles position with a 8-7 victory over Ina Kauppila and Elizabeth Workman. The pair of Memphis freshmen have only lost a match to the No. 3 pair from 38th-ranked Ohio State this season.
In singles, Murdock, a senior from Memphis, Tenn., picked up a key singles victory over Khmylev, a freshman from Buffalo, N.Y., at the No. 1 position, 6-0, 6-1. The Boston College netter defeated Yale's 87th-ranked Stephanie Kent earlier this season. Murdock improves to 4-4 in singles this season. Murdock is currently ranked as the 19th-best singles player in the Ohio Valley region.
TheLady Tigers also picked up a singles victory from Brown, a senior from Whitby, Ontario. She upended the Golden Eagles' Delaney, 6-4, 7-6.
At the No. 2 singles spot, freshman Courtney Collins dropped to 4-4 with a 6-3, 6-1 loss to Kelleher. Collins, a native of Fulton, Miss., is currently ranked as the 17th-best singles netter in the Ohio Valley region.
At No. 5 singles, Gray, a freshman from Murfreesboro, Tenn., fell to Kauppila, 6-3, 6-2.
At the No. 6 slot, Dara Toulch took Workman to three sets. The Memphis netter from Montreal, Quebec picked up a 6-2 win in the first set, but dropped the next two sets, 6-4, 1-0.
The Lady Tigers will return to the court on Feb. 7, when they face-off with No. 48 Yale at 10 a.m. (CST) at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center in West Haven, Conn. The match will be a homecoming for Memphis' Ondeck who grew up less than miles away from the Yale campus.
Boston College - 5 Memphis - 2
1. Kelleher / Khmylev (BC) def. Murdock / Ondeck 8-3
1. Murdock (UM) def. Khmylev 6-0, 6-1