Memphis Advances in NCAA Tournament With 4-1 Win Over Florida State

May 10, 2013

 

 
  
Singles 1 2 3
No. 55 Courtney Collins 6 6 -
No. 62 Daneika Borthwick 3 2 -
Tiffany Welcher 6 6 -
No. 83 Francesca Segarelli 4 1 -
Skylar Kuykendall 6 6 -
Mia Vriens 0 1 -
No. 120 Amy Sargeant 6 6 -
Liza Tymchenko 0 1 -
Kerrie Cartwright 7 1 uf
Caroline Wegner 6 2 -
Alyssa Hibberd 7 0 uf
Kristina Schleich 5 2 -
Doubles
Tiffany Welcher/Alyssa Hibberd 8
Daneika Borthwick/Francesca Segarelli 5
Mia Vriens/Amy Sargeant 8, uf
No. 77 Courtney Collins/Kelly Gray 7
No. 64 Stefanie Mikesz/Caroline Wegner 8
Kerrie Cartwright/Kristina Schleich 6

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The No. 3 seed University of Memphis women's tennis team (18-6) earned their first NCAA Tournament win in program history after a 4-1 victory over No. 2 Florida State (16-10) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

The Lady Tigers got out to a 1-0 start after picking up two wins in doubles play. The No. 64 team of Stefanie Mikesz and Caroline Wegner rallied from a 3-1 deficit to take an 8-6 decision over Kerrie Cartwright and Kristina Schleich at No. 3. Memphis clinched the point after Tiffany Welcher and Alyssa Hibberd defeated Daneika Borthwick and Francesca Segarelli, 8-5, at No. 1.

Memphis carried its strong play over into singles as Skylar Kuykendall won her 28th match of the season with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Mia Vriens at No. 3. Florida State got on the board as Amy Sargeant defeated Liza Tymchenko, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 4 to make it 2-1. No. 55 Courtney Collins answered for the Lady Tigers with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 62 Borthwick at No. 1 for a 3-1 advantage.

After pulling out a tight 6-4 win in the first set, Welcher cruised with a 6-1 second set victory over No. 83 Segarelli to give Memphis the win.

Memphis will face No. 1 Alabama tomorrow at 1 p.m. CT in the second round at the Alabama Tennis Stadium. The Crimson Tide earned a 4-0 victory today over Northwestern State.

Tickets for the match are $5 and can be purchased online at RollTide.com or at the gate. Gates open one hour prior to the start of the match. Live scoring is also available at RollTide.com.


 

 

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