Memphis Wraps Up Regular Season at Tulane
April 13, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis women's tennis team will wrap up the regular season on Tuesday with a conference match against the Tulane Green Wave at 9 a.m., at the Goldring Tennis Center in New Orleans, La. The match was originally slated to be played on Feb. 21 in Houston, Texas, but was postponed due to rain. Memphis comes into the match with a record of 10 wins and 11 losses and is one win away from posting the program's first season in which they have had a .500 record or better since the 2002-03 season. Tulane is 11-11 in their first season playing collegiate tennis since 2005.
The Lady Tigers are coming off of a 4-3 defeat of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Sat., April 11 at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Memphis was led by wins from Ashley Murdock, Marjorie Ondeck and Lindsey Wiseman in singles. Memphis was also able to win all three doubles matches in order to capture the doubles point. Murdock, a junior from Memphis, Tenn., has played most of her matches at the No. 1 position for the U of M this season. She currently carries a record of 15-8 in her second season at the U of M.
In doubles, the pair of Murdock and Ondeck come into Tuesday's match with a record of nine wins and four losses. The duo of Wiseman and Amanda Brown also come into the match after winning three-straight matches. The tandem has a record of 6-3.
Tulane is led in singles by Mariam Kurdadze. The freshman from Tbilisi, Georgia, enters the matches on Tuesday boasting mark of 17 wins and five losses. At No. 2 singles, Lindsay Dvorak has put up a record of 9-10, while at the No. 3 spot Caroline Gerber is 9-13.
In doubles, the Green Wave is led by Kurdadze and Dvorak. The pair is 10-5 on the season in doubles competition.
Following the match at Tulane, the Lady Tigers will head to Houston to begin play at the Conference USA Championships. Last year the U of M lost in the first round of the C-USA Tournament to UCF, 4-0. The tournament will be held at the Jake Tennis Stadium on the campus of Rice University.