Lady Tigers Upset No. 42 Kansas State, 4-2
Feb. 16, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The No. 51 University of Memphis women's tennis team (4-2) defeated the highest-ranked opponent in school history Friday night as the Lady Tigers upset No. 42 Kansas State (3-1), 4-2, at The University Club.
The Memphis win was the second-straight over the Wildcats and broke a previous record set by the Lady Tigers last season when they took down No. 49 Princeton, 4-3, for the first defeat over a top-50 opponent in program history.
Memphis got off to a quick start as Alyssa Hibberd and Tiffany Welcher cruised to an 8-1 win over Carmen Borau Ramos and Ivana Kubickova at No. 2 doubles. The Lady Tigers clinched the doubles point as the No. 47 duo of Stefanie Mikesz and Caroline Wegner defeated Ana Gomez Aleman and Amina St. Hill, 8-4, to put Memphis up 1-0.
Welcher continued her dominant play with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Gomez Aleman at No. 4 singles to give Memphis a 2-0 advantage. Liza Tymchenko followed with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 win in the No. 3 spot over Kubickova to help the Lady Tigers extend their lead to 3-0.
The Wildcats would not go away easily as No. 17 Petra Niedermayerova posted a 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 win over No. 61 Courtney Collins at No. 1 singles to make it 3-1. Karla Bonacic rallied for the Wildcats to record a 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-6) win over Skylar Kuykendall at No. 2 and cut their deficit to 3-2.
However, Mikesz ended the match for Memphis with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Borau Ramos at No. 5 singles to give the Lady Tigers a 4-2 victory.
Memphis returns to action Sunday at 9 a.m. when they host No. 70 Columbia at The University Club. Admission is free to the match.