Women's Tennis Falls Short of Upset Bid Against No. 44 Yale, 4-3
Feb. 7, 2010
WEST HAVEN, Conn. - The Memphis Women's Tennis team put up their best effort against No. 44 Yale on Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center in West Haven, Conn., but came up just short, falling 4-3 to their Ivy League foes. Memphis falls to 3-6 on the season.
The Lady Tigers opened play on Sunday by taking the doubles point from Yale. At No. 1 doubles, the pair of Ashley Murdock and Marjorie Ondeck upended Stephanie Kent and Jessica Rhee, 9-7. The U of M also got a win from the reliable duo of freshmen Courtney Collins and Kelly Gray. The newcomers improved to 5-1 at No. 3 doubles this season with a win over Elizabeth Epstein and Stevi Petrelli, 9-8.
At No. 1 singles, Murdock, a back-to-back All-C-USA player, continued a successful weekend with a victory over Kent, the 87th-ranked singles player in the nation, 7-5, -4. Murdock is now 5-4 in singles this season.
At the No. 2 spot, Collins, a native of Fulton, Miss., fell to Brook, 6-2, 6-3. Collins is 4-5 in her inaugural season with the Lady Tigers.
Ondeck, a senior from nearby Monroe, Conn., less than 20 minutes from Yale University, picked up a victory over Rhee, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8.
At No. 4 singles, Brown, a senior from Whitby, Ontario, fell to Petrelli, 6-3, 6-0.
At the No. 5 spot, Gray, a native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., fell to Yale's Epstein, 6-2, 6-1.
At No. 6 singles, Sarah Lederhandler upended Memphis' Dara Toulch, 6-3, 6-0.
The Lady Tigers will return home next weekend for matches on Sat., Feb. 13 against Samford and Austin Peay.
No. 44 Yale 4, Memphis 3