Lady Tigers Upend Austin Peay, 4-0
Feb. 13, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
The Memphis Lady Tigers picked up a 4-0 victory over the Austin Peay Lady Governors on Sat., Feb. 13 at The University Club of Memphis. The Lady Tigers improve to 5-6 on the season with the victory. The U of M finished the day with a 2-0 record after picking up a win in the morning against Samford, 4-2, after losing the doubles point to begin the match.
"Today was a great day for our team and I think it was an important step in the right direction for the women's tennis program at the University of Memphis." said Memphis assistant coach Mark Finnegan. "Andrea (Arques-Garcia) and Amanda (Brown) really stepped up at the No. 2 doubles spot today. Once again the seniors really showed their leadership by winning their three singles matches. Marjorie (Ondeck) hung through a lot of adversity in her match and was able to stay close in the third set. Amanda (Brown) clinched the match for us."
The Lady Tigers won two-of-three doubles matches to clinch the doubles point to take the early lead in the match of Austin Peay, 1-0. At No. 1 doubles, Ashley Murdock and Marjorie Ondeck upended Vanja Tomic and Mariana Pagan, 8-5. With the win, Murdock and Ondeck improve to 4-4 in doubles this season.
At No. 1 singles, Murdock, playing her third singles match of the day after picking up a win over Samford and playing the world's 105th-ranked player at the 2010 Cellular South Cup, defeated Tomic, 6-1, 7-5. The win was Murdock's fifth-straight singles win during the 2010 spring dual season. The back-to-back All-C-USA honoree currently has a record of 7-4.
At the No. 2 spot, Collins, a freshman from Fulton, Miss., picked up her second singles win of the day with a 7-5, 6-3, victory over Weikard of APSU. Collins is now 6-5 in singles this season.
Brown, a senior from Whitby, Ontario, clinched the match for the Lady Tigers with a crucial third set victory over Liew, taking the tiebreaker, 7-0, after the third set was tied 6-6. Brown lost the first set to Liew, 6-4, but bounced back to take the second and third sets. The win was Brown's second of the day after picking up a win at No. 4 singles over her opponent from Samford. Brown is currently 4-4 in singles this season.
The Lady Tigers will return to the court on Feb. 20 when they face USF in Tampa, Fla. The Tigers will continue their Florida road trip with a match against UCF on Feb. 21 in Orlando.