Women's Tennis Comes Back to Down ECU, 4-3
March 24, 2004
CONWAY, S.C. - The University of Memphis women's tennis team (7-9, 2-0) came back from dropping the doubles point to upend C-USA foe East Carolina, 4-3, in a neutral site match, Wednesday.
ECU got on the board first with wins at No. 1 and 2 doubles, 8-4 and 8-2, before Memphis came back with straight set wins at No. 5 and 6 singles, and dropping No. 3 and 4 singles, to pull within one at 3-2.
Seniors Marlene Dirnstorfer and Viktoria Gruber then sealed the league win with three-set victories at the top two singles spots. Dirnstorfer downed ECU's Raluca Baicu, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1, while Gruber downed Kirstin Buchanan, 7-5,1-6, 6-2. With the No. 1 singles win, Dirnstorfer becomes the first Lady Tiger to hit the 10-win mark in the spring season, and improves to 10-4 at No. 1 for the year.
The Lady Tigers will travel up to Wilmington, N.C. to face the Seahawks, Thursday, before taking a break Friday. Memphis will round out its schedule back at Coastal Carolina, in a non-conference match, Sunday.
Memphis 4, East Carolina 3