Morga Advances to Flight Championship at Razorback Classic

Oct. 5, 2013

M. Morga

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Freshman Marta Morga advanced to the French Open Flight finals Saturday afternoon to highlight the University of Memphis women's tennis team's second day at the Razorback Classic.

Morga posted a 6-2, 6-0 win over Northwestern State's Natalya Krutova to move to the championship match. Morga and redshirt senior Liza Tymchenko remained undefeated in doubles with a thrilling 8-7 (5) win over Auburn's Reka Muller and Paula de Man.

In singles, Tymchenko posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over Arkansas' Flavia Araujo and a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Northwestern State's Daniela Simonova in the Wimbledon Flight. Also in the Wimbledon Flight was freshman Anki Wind, who recorded a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Auburn's Ashley Kitchen.

Junior Alyssa Hibberd won a three-set match over Northwestern State's Polina Konop, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, while sophomore Caroline Wegner fell 6-3, 7-5 to Arkansas' Shannon Hudson in the U.S. Open Flight. The duo dropped a tight match in doubles to Tulsa's Maria Sant'Anna and Dobby Leenabanchong, 8-6.

Memphis wraps up the Razorback Classic tomorrow with play beginning at 9 a.m.

U.S. Open Flight (Singles)
Shannon Hudson (ARK) def. Caroline Wegner (MEM), 6-3, 7-5
Alyssa Hibberd (MEM) def. Polina Konop (NWST), 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Wimbledon Flight (Singles)
Liza Tymchenko (MEM) def. Flavia Araujo (ARK), 6-4, 6-2
Liza Tymchenko (MEM) def. Daniela Simonova (NWST), 6-1, 6-1
Anki Wind (MEM) def. Ashley Kitchen (AUB), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

French Open Flight (Singles)
Marta Morga (MEM) def. Natalya Krutova (NWST), 6-2, 6-0

Australian Open Flight (Doubles)
Maria Sant'Anna/Dobby Leenabanchong (TUL) def. Alyssa Hibberd/Caroline Wegner (MEM), 8-6
Liza Tymchenko/Marta Morga (MEM) def. Reka Muller/Paula de Man (AUB) 8-7 (5)



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