Doubles Tandems Strive In Second Day of Memphis Collegiate Invitational
Sept. 20, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
In the second day of the inaugural Memphis Collegiate Invitational, the Lady Tigers were led by solid doubles performances from the tandems of Ashley Murdock and Courtney Collins in the BLUE 1 Flight and Marjorie Ondeck and Andrea Arques-Garcia in the BLUE 2 Flight. Both teams captured third place in their respective flights. Memphis' other doubles tandem of Amanda Brown and Dara Toulch captured fourth in the WHITE 1 Flight.
In singles, the Tigers were led by a valiant effort in the BLUE 1 Flight from two-time All-C-USA second team honoree Ashley Murdock, a senior from Memphis, Tenn. Murdock battled Alexandra Kichoutkin in a three set battle. Kichoutkin, ranked as high as 82nd in 2008, lost to Murdock in the first set, 7-5, before bounching back for a 6-4 decision in the second set and a 7-5 win in the deciding third set. Murdock will battle Memphis-native Angela McGahee from Murray State in the third place match tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.
Memphis also picked up a win from Ondeck in singles. The senior from Monroe, Ct., defeated Reischl of UT-Martin, 6-3, 6-1. Ondeck will face Webb of Murray State in the fifth place match of the WHITE 1 singles flight tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Collins, a highly touted freshman from Fulton, Miss., lost to Vogel of Ole Miss, 6-3, 6-1 on Saturday. The newcomer will take on Levy of Tulane in the third place match of the GRAY 1 singles flight on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
Toulch, a senior from Montreal, Quebec, fell to Beulieu of Tulsa, 6-3, 6-2, on Saturday. She will take on Tiley of UT-Martin in the third place match of the BLUE 3 singles flight on Sunday at 9:45 a.m.
Brown, a senior from Whitby, Ontario, lost to Eroferva of Tulsa on Saturday, 6-2, 6-3. She will face-off with Podlipnik of Ole Miss in the third place match of the BLUE 2 singles flight at 8:30 a.m., on Sunday.
Arques-Garcia lost to Winkelmann of UT-Martin, 6-1, 6-4, on Saturday afternoon. The freshman will take on Gerber of Tulane in the seventh place match of the WHITE 2 singles flight at 8:30 a.m., on Sunday.
Memphis has four out of six singles players battling for third place on Sunday morning.