Lady Tigers Fall Season Ends With Key Singles and Doubles Victories at Florida State Invitational
Nov. 12, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Memphis women's tennis team wrapped up their 2009 fall season last weekend at the Florida State Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla. The Tigers picked up several key singles and doubles victories on the weekend.
In doubles, the tandem of Marjorie Ondeck and Andrea Arques-Garcia, finished the weekend with a record of one win and two losses. The duo lost their opening round match to Denver's Sophia Bergner and Furman's Jenny Porter, 8-3.
In the second round, Ondeck and Arques-Garcia upended Furman's Porter and Brooke Mosteller, 9-8(7-5). Furman finished last season ranked No. 72 in the nation.
The pair lost their third match of the tournament to South Florida's Natalia Guevara and Jessica Zok, 8-4. South Florida was ranked as high as No. 75 last season.
Memphis' Ashley Murdock and Courtney Collins took their first round doubles match, 8-5, over Denver's Julia Bauregger and Ute Schnoy, 8-5. Denver finished last season as the No. 39 team in the nation according to College Tennis Online.
In the second round, Murdock and Collins fell to South Florida's Irene Rehberger and Melissa Koning, 8-4.
In the third place match of their draw, Murdock and Collins fell to Miami's Biana Eickhorn and Anna Bartenstein, 8-6. Miami finished the 2009 season as the No. 7 team in the nation.
In the second round, Brown and Gray lost 9-7 to UCF's Jenna Doerfler and Alexis Rodriguez.
In the seventh place match, the Memphis pair upended Mississippi State's Valeriya Makarycheva and Danielle Terpko, 8-4. The Bulldogs finished 2009 ranked as the No. 55 team in the nation.
In singles, Collins, a freshman from Fulton, Miss., finished the weekend with a 1-2 record. The newcomer fell in the main draw to Florida State's Lauren McCrelless, 6-3, 6-3. The FSU netter finished the 2009 season ranked 124th in the country.
In consolation play, Collins defeated Denver's Schnoy, 7-5, 6-4. Schnoy played No. 3 singles for the Pioneers last season.
In the fifth place match, Collins fell to Furman's Monica Arguello, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Arguello finished the 2009 season ranked No. 90 in the nation. She has been ranked as high as No. 37.
Murdock, a senior from Memphis, Tenn., ended the weekend with a 1-2 mark. The back-to-back All-C-USA selection fell to South Florida's Ecaterina Vasenina, 6-2, 6-2.
In her first match in the consolation bracket, Murdock fell to Mississippi State's Olesya Tsigvintseva in three sets, 1-6, 7-5, 6-0. Tsigvintseva played the No. 1 and No. 2 positions for the Bulldogs in 2009.
In the seventh place match, Murdock defeated Central Florida's Andrea Yacaman, 6-3, 6-4.
Gray, a freshman for the Lady Tigers from Murfreesboro, Tenn., finished the weekend with a 1-2 mark, as well. She upended Furman's Mosteller, 7-5, 6-1, in the opening round of the main draw.
In the second round, Gray fell to Taylor Dubins, 6-1, 6-1.
In the third place match, Gray lost to Mississippi State's Terpko, 6-0, 6-2.
Ondeck, a senior from Monroe, Ct., lost her only match of the weekend to Florida State's Jessica Sucupira, 6-0, 6-1.
The Lady Tigers will return to action on Jan. 17, with matches in Tulsa, Okla., against Oral Roberts and conference rival Tulsa. The Tigers will look to build upon a season in 2009 in which they took a step in the right direction with 10 victories.