April 5, 2014
|| No. 41 Memphis vs Marquette l 11 a.m. l The Racquet Club of Memphis
|| Matchday Links
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The No. 41 University of Memphis women's tennis team wraps up their home slate Sunday when they host Marquette (10-8) in an 11 a.m. (CT) match at The Racquet Club of Memphis. After doubles play, the program will honor senior Stefanie Mikesz as she competes in her final home match at Memphis.
Among the Best
As the regular season winds down, Mikesz can look back on her time as a Lady Tiger and see numerous accomplishments she has made while donning the Blue and Gray. A two-time Con¬ference USA selection, Mikesz is the seventh-winningest Lady Tiger in the program's 39-year history with 163 combined wins (79 singles, 84 doubles). She has reached as high as No. 51 in the ITA singles rankings and No. 35 in the doubles rankings as a Lady Tiger. With a win Sun¬day, Mikesz can join her former teammates, Courtney Collins and Kelly Gray, as the only Lady Tigers to wrap up their four-year careers with an undefeated team record at home as Memphis currently sports a 30-0 record over the last four seasons.
|Winningest Lady Tigers
|1. Stacy Seamans (1980-83)
|2. Wendy Sturm (1980-83)
|3. Sabrina Lindemann (2000-03)
|4. Courtney Collins (2010-13)
||5. Christina Ladyman (1998-2001)
|6. Renee Wickum (1980-83)
|7. Stefanie Mikesz (2011-Present)
Last Week for Memphis
Memphis (12-7) went 1-1 last week in its second road trip to Texas this spring. The Lady Tigers fell to No. 16 Baylor, 6-1, in Waco before defeating No. 55 North Texas, 6-1, in Denton. With the win over the Mean Green, Memphis tied a single-season program record with its sixth win over a ranked opponent.
Morga Earns Second American Athletic Conference POW Honor
Freshman Marta Morga pushed her win streak to 12 matches in singles and five in doubles to earn American Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors for the second time this season. She finished the month of March with a combined 12-0 mark. Morga posted two straight-set wins in singles, taking down No. 16 Baylor's Makenzie Craft and No. 55 North Texas' Alexis Thoma while picking up a win at No. 2 doubles.
Morga and fellow freshman Anki Wind have had great seasons for the Lady Tigers this spring, compiling a combined 24-2 record in singles play. Morga is a perfect 12-0 in dual play. Wind has won 10 of her last 11 matches and sports a 12-2 record in dual matches this season. Both lead the team in singles wins with 22 as Morga sports a 22-5 record, while Wind is 22-10.
The Streak Continues
Memphis holds a 5-0 record at home this season, extending their school record home win streak to 38 matches. Memphis has been dominant in the Bluff City under the reign of head coach Lee Taylor Walker, who holds a 50-6 record at home. The Lady Tigers' last defeat at home came on Apr. 9, 2009, when Arkansas State handed Memphis a 6-1 loss. It was the only home loss of the season as the Lady Tigers went 6-1. In 2013, Memphis posted a 14-0 mark for the fourth-straight un¬defeated season at home and the fifth overall in program history. The 14 wins were the second-most home wins in a single season behind the 15 victories in 1977.
Marquette holds a 5-1 record against Memphis, last competing against each other in 2003 as Conference USA members. The Lady Tigers won the last matchup between the two teams on Apr. 15, 2003, with a 4-3 victory at the C-USA Championships.
Scouting the Golden Eagles
Marquette brings a 10-8 record into Sunday, having won two of its last three matches. Ali Daw¬son leads the Golden Eagles with an 11-7 record in dual play, mostly appearing in the No. 2 and 3 positions. This will be the third ranked opponent in the last four matches the Golden Eagles have faced away from home, falling to No. 24 Notre Dame and No. 56 Ohio State in the month of March.
Up Next for Memphis
Memphis closes out the regular season on Saturday, Apr. 12 when the Lady Tigers travel to Tulsa, Okla., to take on the Golden Hurricane in a 12 p.m. (CT) match.