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Feb. 13, 2000

Memphis, Tenn.-- - The University of Memphis women's tennis team defeated Samford University in their third match in three days, 6-1, Sunday. The Lady Tigers finished with a 2-1 record in three consecutive days of competition.

The doubles duo of Christina Ladyman and Sabrina Lindemann defeated the Samford team of Stanka Ilkova/Gretchen Misner, 8-0 in the only doubles match played. Both Lady Tigers also won their respective singles matches--Ladyman winning at No. 1 over Stanka Ilkova, 6-2, 6-1, while Lindemann defeated Susie Carlberg, 6-0, 6-1.

Betsy Card, Claire O'Donoghue and freshman Sumitra Rao also won their singles matches. Card defeated Gretchen Misner, 6-1, 6-1, while O'Donoghue defeated Tara Tiller, 6-0, 6-2.

Rao downed her opponent, Lauren O'Steen, 6-3, 6-4, for her fourth singles win against two losses, the best singles record of any Lady Tiger (.667 winning percentage).

Courtney Collins (Nashville, TN/Franklin Road Academy) accounted for the Bulldogs' lone point, coming back to defeat Angie Wilkinson, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4 singles.

The Lady Tigers leave for Phoenix, Ariz. to again participate in three matches in three days. Memphis will face Northern Arizona, San Jose State and Weber State, Feb. 17-19th.


Christina Ladyman/Sabrina Lindemann (UM) def. Stanka Ilkova/Gretchen Misner (SU), 8-0


Christina Ladyman (UM) def. Stanka Ilkova (SU), 6-2, 6-1

Sabrina Lindemann (UM) def. Susie Carlberg (SU), 6-0, 6-1

Betsy Card (UM) def. Gretchen Misner (SU), 6-1, 6-1

Courtney Collins (SU) def. Angie Wilkinson (UM), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Claire O'Donoghue (UM) def. Tara Tiller (SU), 6-0, 6-2

Sumitra Rao (UM) def. Lauren O'Steen (SU), 6-3, 6-4

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