Women's Tennis Suffers 5-2 Setback to No. 51 South Florida
Go Tigers!
Go Tigers!

Go Tigers!

March 14, 2014

M. Morga

TAMPA, Fla. - The No. 43 University of Memphis women's tennis team could not overcome a No. 51 USF squad that had won nine-straight matches coming into Friday as the Lady Tigers fell 5-2 to the Bulls at the USF Varsity Tennis Courts.

USF (13-3) jumped out to a 1-0 lead over Memphis (9-6) by taking the doubles point. At No. 3, Vera Bessonova and Olga Martinez defeated No. 65 Alyssa Hibberd and Caroline Wegner, 8-4, while Loreto Alonso-Martinez and Kayla Rizzolo won 8-5 over Stefanie Mikesz and Anki Wind at No. 1.

The Bulls continued their strong play into singles with three straight-set wins. Alonso-Martinez defeated Skylar Kuykendall, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 1, before Olaya Garrido-Rivas won 6-1, 7-5 over Wegner at No. 3 to give USF a 3-0 lead. Rizzolo then clinched the match for the Bulls with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Mikesz at No. 2. USF stretched its advantage to 5-0 after Martinez posted a 6-4, 6-4 win over Hibberd at No. 6.

Memphis' freshmen came through for the squad once again as the duo of Wind and Marta Morga improved to 17-1 this season in dual play. Morga got the Lady Tigers on the board with a 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5) win over Bessonova at No. 5 before Wind ended the match with a 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Fanny Fracassi at No. 4 for a 5-2 final.

Memphis travels to Orlando tomorrow to face UCF in an 11 a.m. (CT) match.

#51 USF 5, #43 Memphis 2

1. Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. Skylar Kuykendall (Memphis) 6-2, 6-1
2. Kayla Rizzolo (USF) def. Stefanie Mikesz (Memphis) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
3. Olaya Garrido-Rivas (USF) def. Caroline Wegner (Memphis) 6-1, 7-5
4. Anki Wind (Memphis) def. Fanny Fracassi (USF) 1-6, 6-3, 7-5
5. Marta Morga (Memphis) def. Vera Bessonova (USF) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5)
6. Olga Martinez (USF) def. Alyssa Hibberd (Memphis) 6-4, 6-4

1. Loreto Alonso-Martinez/Kayla Rizzolo (USF) def. Stefanie Mikesz/Anki Wind (Memphis) 8-5
2. Marta Morga/Liza Tymchenko (Memphis) vs. Olaya Garrido-Rivas/Fanny Fracassi (USF) unfinished, 7-6
3. Vera Bessonova/Olga Martinez (USF) def. No. 65 Alyssa Hibberd/Caroline Wegner (Memphis) 8-4



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