Collins Ends Tremendous Season with First Round Loss in NCAAs
May 23, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. - Courtney Collins' season ended in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Singles Championship with a two-set loss to UCLA's Robin Anderson, 6-3, 6-0. Collins dropped to 15-4 on the season with the loss.
After both players had chances to break in their opening service games of the first set, Collins dropped a break in her second service game. Dropping the break proved costly as Anderson, the overall-No. 4 seed, held serve to close out the first set, 6-3.
Anderson broke Collins in the first service game of the second set and Collins was unable to stop Anderson's momentum. Collins saved two match points, but fell, 6-0, in the second set.
Collins became the first Tiger in program-history to earn a berth into the NCAA Championships following a sensational junior season. She also earned the highest-ranking by Tiger in the program's 37-year history when she reached No. 27 on March 27. Collins was instrumental in helping the U of M to a 16-5 record and No. 59 national ranking.