Courtney Collins Ends Career at NCAA Championships
Go Tigers! Courtney Collins' 95 career singles victories ranks second in program history.
Go Tigers!
Courtney Collins' 95 career singles victories ranks second in program history.
Go Tigers!

May 22, 2013

URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Memphis women's tennis player Courtney Collins wrapped up her impressive four-year career Wednesday night in the first round of the NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championships following a loss to Texas A&M's No. 4 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, 6-1, 6-3, at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex.

Sanchez-Quintanar took a 1-0 lead in the first set before No. 55 Collins battled to take a 40-15 advantage in the second game. A missed opportunity at the net and two double faults gave Sanchez-Quintanar the game and a 2-0 lead. Collins answered to make it 2-1 but could not pull any closer as Sanchez-Quintanar won the final four games to take the first set, 6-1.

In the second set, Collins took a 1-0 lead and was on her way to take game two after a 40-0 advantage in the second game. However, Sanchez-Quintanar battled back to even up the set at 1-1. Collins responded with a win to make it 2-1 before the match was tied again as Sanchez-Quintanar held off a late rally from Collins in the fourth game.

Trailing 3-2, Collins knotted up the set at 3-all after coming back from a 30-0 deficit. Sanchez-Quintanar answered to take a 5-3 lead and had match point before Collins held to make it deuce. However, Sanchez-Quintanar's second match point was the winner, taking the second set, 6-3, to advance to the second round.

Collins ends her career with a 95-44 record, ranking second in the school record books in career singles victories. She leaves as the most decorated Lady Tiger in the program's 38-year history, becoming the first to be ranked in singles and advance to the NCAA Championships. Collins is also the only Lady Tiger to be named to an all-conference first team, being selected three times during her career.

NCAA First Round
No. 4 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (TAMU) def. No. 55 Courtney Collins (MEM), 6-1, 6-3


 

 

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