No. 33 Memphis Extends Home Winning Streak With Two Sweeps
Feb. 7, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The No. 33 University of Memphis women's tennis team (4-2) extended their school record home winning streak to 35 matches Friday night with a 5-0 win over Murray State (2-1) followed by a 4-0 triumph over Chattanooga (3-1). The Lady Tigers' win over Murray State also helped the program reach 450 wins.
Memphis began by taking the doubles point over the Racers as Stefanie Mikesz and Anki Wind cruised to a 6-0 win at No. 2 over Andrea Eskauriatza and Erin Patton to give the Lady Tigers an early advantage. The No. 1 duo of Alyssa Hibberd and Caroline Wegner clinched the point for Memphis by recording a 6-4 win over Eleonore and Verginie Tchakarova.
In singles, Skylar Kuykendall took little time in stretching Memphis' lead with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 2 over Carla Suga before Hibberd followed with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 4 over Megan Blue for a 3-0 Memphis advantage. With her 62nd career win, Hibberd reached the top-10 in the school record books for career singles victories at Memphis. Wegner then gave the Lady Tigers the win after a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 3 over No. 118 Eleonore Tchakarova. Mikesz finished off the match for Memphis, reeling off seven-straight points in the super tiebreaker to record a 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7) win at No. 1 over Eskauriatza.
Against Chattanooga, Hibberd and Wegner posted a 6-2 win at No. 1 doubles over the team of Kayla Jones and Kaylene Chadwell to get Memphis started. Mikesz and Wind clinched the doubles point for the Lady Tigers by winning five-straight games for a 6-3 victory over Alexa Flynn and Kelsey Coots for a 1-0 lead.
In singles, Hibberd took down Coots at No. 4, 6-1, 6-3, to put Memphis up 2-0. Mikesz then recorded her fourth-straight victory at No. 1 with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Jones to push the Lady Tigers' lead to 3-0. Wegner wrapped up the night for Memphis immediately after by pulling out a 7-5, 7-5 win over Flynn to give Memphis the win.
The Lady Tigers begin a four-match road swing next weekend when they travel to Texas to take on No. 25 TCU on Feb. 16 and No. 64 SMU on Feb. 17.