Women's Tennis Wraps Regular Season on the Road
April 14, 2005
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The University of Memphis women's tennis team will wrap up its 2004-05 regular season with a road trip to Wilmington, North Carolina, where the Lady Tigers will face UNC Wilmington and C-USA foe East Carolina in preparation for next weekend's C-USA tournament. The Lady Tigers will face UNC Wilmington, Friday, at 1 p.m. and East Carolina, Saturday, at 9 a.m.
The women's team is 4-11 heading into the non-conference match against UNC Wilmington (13-6), a team that has won three straight heading into Friday's competition.
The Skyhawks are led by junior Lindsey Hess, who is 12-6 at No. 1 singles on the season, while teaming with senior Sallie Kiser for an 11-5 mark at the top doubles slot. Kiser is 9-5 at the No. 2 spot to round out the top third of the line-up. The middle third consists of sophomore Molly Molony, who is 7-3 at No. 3, and junior Kristin Mears, who is 9-2 at No. 4, to present a difficult, and experienced middle of the line-up. The twosome also plays No. 2 doubles, carrying a 9-3 record into Friday's match.
The bottom of the line-up also features a lot of experience, with junior Cassie Martin bringing a 10-3 record to the No. 5 slot, while senior Cary Wyeth is 5-1 at No. 6. Freshman Katie Carlson and Martin are also 5-0 at the No. 3 doubles slot. In all, the Skyhawks do not have a losing record at any of the six singles slots, and have not lost more than five matches at any of the doubles slots in the first 19 matches of the season.
A Conference USA contest against East Carolina will follow the UNC Wilmington match on Saturday morning. The Pirates are 13-7 so far this season, and are coming off a 6-1 loss to the College of Charleston.
Following that contest, Memphis will find out early next week where the Lady Tigers will be seeded for the Conference USA Championships, to be held next Thursday through Sunday at TCU.