Memphis Downs Murray State, UT Martin
Go Tigers! Redshirt senior Tiffany Welcher
Go Tigers!
Redshirt senior Tiffany Welcher
Go Tigers!

March 15, 2012


MARTIN, Tenn. - The 55th-ranked Memphis Tigers powered past both Murray State, 6-0, and UT Martin, 6-1, in two dual matches on the road on Thursday. The wins move the Tigers to 10-3 for the season while Murray State falls to 4-7 and UT Martin to 2-8.

In the first match of the day, the Blue and Gray swept through all three matches taking the doubles point and cleaning up No. 1-5 singles in straight sets.

Later in the day, UT Martin was able to pick up a win at the No. 2 doubles slot, but Memphis notched wins at No. 1 and No. 3 for the 1-0 lead after paired action. The Tigers were up 2-0 after a win at No. 3 singles by No. 77 Stefanie Mikesz, but the Skyhawks put a point on the board next with Alice Laing's defeat of Andrea Arques-Garcia at the No. 6 position.

After dropping that match, the rest of the Tigers finished strong, cleaning up the matches at No. 2, 4 and 5 singles to secure the victory.

Up next for Memphis is a dual at Kansas State on Sunday, March 18 at noon (CT).

1. #35 Courtney Collins (MEM) def. Ashley Canty (MUR) 6-1, 6-2
2. #73 Maryia Slupska (MEM) def. Jordana Klein (MUR) 6-3, 6-2
3. #77 Stefanie Mikesz (MEM) def. Carla Suga (MUR) 6-1, 6-2
4. Kelly Gray (MEM) def. Carolyn Huerth (MUR) 6-0, 6-2
5. Andrea Arques-Garcia (MEM) def. Ashley Pierson (MUR) 6-2, 6-2
1. Slupska/Mikesz (MEM) def. Cunitz/Canty (MUR) 8-6
2. Gray/Collins (MEM) def. Suga/Huerth (MUR) 8-4
3. Arques/Hibberd (MEM) def. Klein/Pierson (MUR) 8-0
Order of Finish Doubles: (3,2,1) Singles (3,1,5,4,2)

1. Tiffany Welcher (MEM) def. Jodie Tiley (UTM) 6-2, 6-4
2. #73 Mariya Slupska (MEM) def. Johanie Van Zyl (UTM) 6-1, 7-5
3. #77 Stefanie Mikesz (MEM) def. Anna Winklemann (UTM) 6-1, 6-0
4. Alyssa Hibberd (MEM) def. Ivon Simic (UTM) 6-2, 6-7 (5), 10-5
5. Kelly Gray (MEM) def. Anna Marie Herbald (UTM) 6-1, 6-3
6. Alice Laing (UTM) def. Andrea Arques-Garcia (MEM) 6-4, 6-1
1. Slupska/Mikesz (MEM) def. Herbald/Laing (UTM) 8-0
2. Tiley/Simic (UTM) def. Arques/Hibberd (MEM) 8-1
3. Gray/Welcher (MEM) def. Van Zyl/McCall (UTM) 8-3
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1,3) Singles (3,6,5,1,2,4)



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