Women's Tennis Returns Home to Face No. 26 Pepperdine
Go Tigers!
Go Tigers!

Go Tigers!

Feb. 24, 2014

S. Kuykendall

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The No. 32 University of Memphis women's tennis team (6-4) looks to end a two-match losing skid as they return for their first home match since Feb. 7 to take on No. 26 Pepperdine (4-3) on Tuesday at 12 p.m. (CT) at The Racquet Club of Memphis. Admission is free to the event.

Last Weekend
Memphis faced some tough competition on the road last weekend, falling 4-0 to No. 12 Vander¬bilt on Friday before losing 4-3 to No. 34 Ole Miss on Sunday. Against Ole Miss, No. 99 Stefanie Mikesz and Anki Wind earned three-set super tiebreaker wins while Marta Morga won in straight sets to earn points for Memphis.

Home Win Streak
The Lady Tigers enter Tuesday's match with a school record 35-match home win streak dating back to Feb. 1, 2010. Pepperdine is the second-highest ranked opponent to visit the Bluff City following No. 16 Virginia last season, who Memphis beat 5-2 on Feb. 24.

Fighting Freshies
Memphis freshmen Marta Morga and Anki Wind have had great starts for the Lady Tigers this spring. Morga is currently riding a four-match win streak and is 4-0 in dual play this season, while Wind carries a 4-1 record in dual matches with her only loss coming in a third-set tiebreaker against TCU's Seda Arantekin. Morga is 14-5 this season and Wind is 14-9.

Scouting the Waves
Pepperdine has played some tough competition this season, facing seven ranked opponents in as many matches. The Waves' three losses have come to No. 2 UCLA, No. 6 USC and No. 12 Vanderbilt. No. 23 Lorraine Guillermo leads Pepperdine with an 18-7 mark this season, and is 5-2 in the dual season. She teams up with Ale Granillo to form the No. 46 doubles team in the country. However, the pair have not played a match during the spring as Guillermo has com¬peted in doubles with three different teammates. No. 47 Michaela Capannolo and Yuki Chiang make up the Waves' No. 2 doubles tandem with an 8-5 record and 3-3 mark in dual play.

Up Next for Memphis
Memphis heads back on the road this weekend when it travels to the Big Apple to face No. 52 Kansas State on Saturday at 9 a.m. (CT) before playing No. 35 Columbia on Sunday at 9 a.m.


 

 

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