Women's Tennis Drops First Two Road Matches
Jan. 22, 2011
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Memphis women's tennis team concluded its opening weekend of dual matches at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center on Saturday, falling to the No. 11 Clemson Tigers (2-0), 4-0.
Memphis (0-2) found themselves up 6-4 at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, but fell short to the Clemson duos, 8-6. At No. 1 singles, sophomore Courtney Collins, dropped the first set to No. 48 Keri Wong, 6-0, and then battled back to take the lead, 4-2, in the second set, before ultimately being taken down by a final score of 6-4.
"We desperately wanted to get Courtney into a third set because their whole team was tightening and getting nervous," head coach Lee Taylor Walker said following Saturday's match. "But Wong played clutch at the end and was a bit too much today."
Collins, a native of Fulton, Miss., had a solid outing against the No. 1 singles player, and reigning NCAA singles champion, in Friday's 7-0 loss No. 15 Georgia, which boasted four nationally-ranked singles players and one ranked tandem in Intercollegiate Tennis Association polls. Collins took her Chelsey Gullickson to three sets, winning the first 6-3, keeping it close in the second before falling 7-5, and was upended 6-3 in the third set.
"We are in a positive mindset with our team right now and starting to believe that we can knock off some ranked teams this year," Coach Walker said.
Memphis is back in action at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, at The Racquet Club of Memphis, when it will face UT-Martin.
#11 Clemson 4, Memphis, 0
Jan 22, 2011 - Clemson Indoor Tennis Center
No. 1 Henry/Wong (CU) def. Mikesz/Slupska(MEM), 8-6
No. 2 Belaya/Magnusson (CU) def. Collins/Gray (MEM), 8-6
No. 3 Ciolkowski/Vsykocilova (CU) def. Arques-Garcia/Hawkins (MEM), 8-4
No. 1 #48 Keri Wong (CU) def. Courtney Collins (MEM), 6-0, 6-4
No. 2 Klara Vyskocilova (CU) def. Mariya Slupska (MEM), 7-6 (5), 6-4
No. 3 Nelly Ciolkowski (CU) v. Stefanie Mikesz (MEM), 6-1, 4-6, 2-1 dnf
No. 4 Maria Belaya (CU) def. Kelly Gray (MEM), 6-2, 6-0
No. 5 Laurianne Henry (CU) v. Anrea Arques-Garcia (MEM), 6-4, 1-0 dnf
No. 6 Caroline Magnusson (CU) v. Kathleen Hawkins (MEM), 1-0 dnf
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,1,2)
#15 Georgia 7, Memphis 0
Jan. 21, 201 - Dan Magill Tennis Complex
No. 1 Fuller/Gullickson (UGA) def. Mikesz/Slupska (MEM), 8-2
No. 2 Kimbell/Kowase (UGA) def. Arques-Garcia/CCollins (MEM), 8-2
No. 3 #40 Anghelescu/Ellis (UGA) def. Gray/Hawkins (MEM), 8-1
No. 1 Chelsey Gullickson (UGA) def. Courtney Collins (MEM), 3-6,7-5,6-3
No. 2 #97 Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Mariya Slupska (MEM), 6-4,6-1
No. 3 Alexandra Anghelescu (UGA) def. Stefanie Mikesz (MEM), 6-2,7-5
No. 4 #67 Nadja Gilchrist (UGA) def. Kelly Gray (MEM), 6-1,6-1
No. 5 #95 Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Andrea Arques-Garcia (MEM), 6-0,6-0
No. 6 #58 Cameron Ellis (UGA) def. Kathleen Hawkins (MEM), 6-2,6-0
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,2,3,5,1,6)#
#=ITA National Ranking