Lady Tiger Tennis Kicks Off Four-Match Home Stand, Tuesday
March 27, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Click Here for Complete Stats
After catching a 6 a.m. flight back from the Carolinas, Monday, the Lady Tiger tennis team (3-9, 0-3 C-USA) will look to a non-conference Tuesday afternoon match to snap a three-game losing streak. Memphis will host a hot Troy University squad, which recently won the Southern Miss Lady Eagle Classic, with wins over Syracuse, UALR and Southern Miss to improve the Lady Trojans to 10-3 on the season. The two teams will face off at 2:30 p.m. at WellWorx, Tuesday afternoon.
Memphis enters the Tuesday afternoon match after having their normal line-up for just one of the three matches last weekend. Playing Saturday and Sunday without sophomore Brooke Cowie, who is tied for the team lead with four singles victories on the season, Memphis moved everyone from No. 3 and below up one spot in the ladder to compete against a 14-1 Coastal Carolina squad and against C-USA foe UAB.
After picking up her first win of the year at No. 1 singles, Andrea Feichtinger dropped both matches at No. 1 in straight sets, then teamed with Alex Tjioe to suffer a pair of close losses, 8-7 and 8-6, at No. 1 doubles in the Saturday and Sunday matches. Feichtinger is now 3-8 on the season in singles and has played doubles with three different partners.
Juniors Alex Tjioe and Christina Wieser are also tied with Cowie with four singles wins on the season. Wieser is 4-5 at No. 5 singles, while Tjioe is 4-5 at No. 6 singles. Tjioe, who started out the year with three straight wins at No. 6 is now looking to snap a three-match losing streak after picking up her last win at home against SIU, blanking her opponent at No. 6, 6-0, 6-0. Likewise, Wieser is looking to snap a three-game skid, having moved up to play No. 4 in two matches last weekend after playing all but one match prior to this past weekend in the No. 5 slot.
Senior Kristin Noble played two matches at No. 2 singles this past weekend, and the Germantown, Tenn., native, who has stretched a match to three sets in four matches already this season, is looking to snap a three-game skid heading into Tuesday's match.
Memphis is starting a four-match home stand, which will feature non-conference matches against Troy, Auburn-Montgomery, UALR and Middle Tennessee, before the team finishes the regular season on the road against Saint Louis and at Missouri. Memphis will complete the season at the C-USA Championships at SMU in Dallas, Apr. 20-23rd.