Courtney Collins Makes Program History, Enters ITA Rankings
Feb. 14, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- For the first time in program history, a Memphis women's netter has made it into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's rankings. In the latest ITA polls released Monday, Memphis sophomore Courtney Collins was ranked as the No. 107 singles player in the country.
Collins, a native of Fulton, Miss., is the No. 1 singles player for the Lady Tigers this season where she has posted a 4-3 mark overall. All of her wins came in straight sets, while two of her three losses came to No. 49, and defending NCAA singles champion, Chelsey Gullickson of UGA in three sets and No. 37 Keri Wong of Clemson.
Collins is also a member of Team USA and will compete in the World University Games in China this August.
"I'm pumped," Collins said. "This is something I've worked so hard for and now I'm going to climb."
Memphis women's tennis has previously made its way into the team and doubles rankings. The tandem of Sabrina Lindemann and Monica Gonzalez-Gordo opened the 2003 spring season ranked 56th in doubles and the Lady Tigers broke into the team rankings in February of that same season in a tie for the 75th spot.