Women's Tennis Begins Road Swing in Nashville
Go Tigers! Courtney Collins ranks No. 23 in singles after a win over a top-15 opponent this past weekend.
Go Tigers!
Courtney Collins ranks No. 23 in singles after a win over a top-15 opponent this past weekend.
Go Tigers!

Feb. 26, 2013

#22 Memphis at #12 Vanderbilt

Currey Tennis Center - Nashville, Tenn.

Wednesday 3 p.m.

Live Stats

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - After knocking off No. 16 Virginia last weekend, the No. 22 University of Memphis women's tennis team (6-2) faces another top-20 squad Wednesday with No. 12 Vanderbilt (6-4) at 3 p.m. in Nashville.

The Lady Tigers are riding a four-match winning streak with three of those wins coming against ranked opponents. Memphis' 5-2 victory over Virginia marked the biggest win in program history as the Lady Tigers picked up their first win over a top-20 program. Courtney Collins and Skylar Kuykendall defeated ranked opponents to help Memphis pull off the upset while Alyssa Hibberd clinched the win for the Lady Tigers for the second-straight match.

Scouting the Opponent

Vanderbilt brings a 6-4 record into Wednesday's match with all four losses coming to top-20 teams. The Commodores dropped three matches at the ITA National Indoor Championships earlier this month with losses to No. 3 UCLA (4-1), No. 10 Nebraska (4-3) and No. 13 Michigan (4-2). VU also fell to No. 20 TCU (4-3) last week. The Commodores have been able to pick up wins against several top-40 teams with victories over No. 8 Northwestern, No. 24 Baylor, No. 31 Yale and No. 33 Illinois. Vanderbilt has two players ranked in No. 60 Lauren Mira and No. 64 Georgina Sellyn. Mira is also ranked in doubles with Courtney Colton at No. 30 in the country.

Movin' On Up
Memphis received its highest ranking in school history for the second-straight week on Feb. 26 when the Lady Tigers came in at No. 22 in the nation after jumping 17 spots in the poll. Memphis has moved up in the rankings every week except on Feb. 12 poll when they did not play the previous week.

Courtney Collins jumped 38 spots to No. 23 in singles after a win over a top-15 opponent. Collins also ranks in doubles with Kelly Gray at No. 59 in the nation.

Week Memphis Team Rankings
Jan. 3 58
Jan. 22 52
Jan. 30 50
Feb. 12 51
Feb. 19 39
Feb. 26 22

Upcoming Matches
The Lady Tigers head west this weekend to Tempe, Ariz., where they will play No. 21 Arizona State and No. 44 Saint Mary's. Memphis will face SMC on Mar. 3 before playing host ASU the following day.

Record Watch
Collins is currently fifth in career singles wins at the University of Memphis with an 85-37 record coming into Wednesday's match. Collins needs just 13 more victories to break Stacy Seamans' (1979-83) record of 97.

Player Singles Wins
1. Stacy Seamans 97
2. Wendy Sturm 91
3. Annika Ewaldson 89
4. Christina Ladyman 86
5. Courtney Collins 85
6. Sabrina Lindemann 80

Connect with the Lady Tigers
Fans can follow the Memphis women's tennis team on Twitter @UofMTennis and also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MemphisWomensTennis.


 

 

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