Women's Tennis Slips to UCF 4-3
April 3, 2011
ORLANDO, Fla. - In its second Conference USA contest of the season, the University of Memphis women's tennis team wouldn't be able to hang on to an early lead after clinching the doubles point, coming up short in four singles matches and getting edged by UCF 4-3.
Memphis (12-8, 1-1 C-USA) battled hard in doubles to move out front 1-0, but Andrea Arques-Garcia and partner Stefanie Mikesz topped Taylor Dubins and Andrea Yacaman 9-7 at the third flight, while Courtney Collins and Kelly Gray pulled out a grueling 9-8 (7-5) victory over Genevieve Lorbergs and Courtney Griffith at the No. 1 position.
The heated contests continued in singles action, where UCF (8-7, 3-0 C-USA) took the No. 1, 3, and 5-6 flights for the come-from-behind win in the dual match.
The final two point for the U of M were notched by junior Mariya Slupska at the No. 2 slot, after her downing of Alexis Rodriguez 6-2, 6-0, and Kelly Gray, with her 6-3, 7-5 straight-set defeat of Griffith at No. 4. Additionally, the outcome may have been different if at the top flight in singles, No. 107 Courtney Collins hadn't had to retire from play heading into the third at split sets.
Memphis will be back in the Bluff City for the final time this season next weekend for three dual matches. First up is UTEP in another conference test slated for 9:30 a.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis.
UCF 4, Memphis 3