Women's Tennis Falls, 6-1
March 19, 2004
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's tennis team picked up a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles, but could not muster any other singles victories in a 6-1 loss to Murray State, Friday, on the HPER Courts.
Senior Marlene Dirnstorfer went 2-0 on the day, teaming with Viktoria Gruber to down the No. 1 doubles team of Anna and Rachael Lask, 8-6, before Dirnstorfer picked up the 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 1 over Melissa Spencer.
Gruber fought off six match points at 5-3 and broke Jaclyn Leeper's serve to pull back to 5-4 in the second set, but Leeper answered back with a break of her own to win the No. 2 singles match 6-2, 6-4.
Sophomore Andrea Feichtinger came back from a first set 6-3 loss to win the second set 6-4, but fell in the tiebreak, 10-2. It was the eighth three-set match of the year for Feichtinger, who is now 4-4 in three-set matches.
Murray State used straight set wins in the bottom half of the line-up to secure the win, its second of the day following an 8-0 victory over SIU-Carbondale earlier this morning.
Murray State 6, Memphis 1
Murray State 7, SIU-Carbondale 0
No. 1 - Anna Lask/Rachael Lask (MSU) def. Maria Blanco/Jessica Knitter (SIUC), 8-0
No. 2 - Alejandra Blanco/Tana Trapani (SIUC) def. Jaclyn Leeper/Melissa Spencer (MSU), 8-5
No. 3 - Jennifer Ward/Casady Pruitt (MSU) def. Zoya Honarmand/Zuzana Palovic, 8-4
No. 1 - Melissa Spencer (MSU) def. Alejandra Blanco (SIUC), 6-3, 7-6 (2)
No. 2 - Jaclyn Leeper (MSU) def. Maria Blanco (SIUC), 7-6 (5), 6-1
No. 3 - Anna Lask (MSU) def. Jessica Knitter (SIUC), 6-3, 6-3
No. 4 - Jennifer Ward (MSU) def. Tana Trapani (SIUC), 5-7, 2-1 (ret.)
No. 5 - Rachael Lask (MSU) def. Zuzana Palovic (SIUC), 6-1, 6-4
No. 6 - Casady Pruitt (MSU) def. Zoya Honarmand (SIUC), 6-3, 6-3
UALR 7, SIU-Carbondale 0