Women's Tennis to Face DePaul in C-USA Opener
April 18, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's tennis program (5-12) will face No. 5 seed DePaul in the opening round of the Conference USA Women's Tennis Championships in Ft. Worth, Texas, beginning Thursday. The two teams faced one another earlier in the season on the U of M Varsity Courts, with the Blue Demons winning, 6-1.
In the last meeting with DePaul, the Blue Demons swept the three doubles matches, and Lady Tiger senior Marlene Dirnstorfer was the lone Memphis player to get a point on the board with a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 1 singles, where she is 7-7 on the season.
"Based on the results of this year, I'm not surprised at our being seeded No. 12," Head Coach Charlotte Peterson said. "But we have a history of playing higher than our seed and are looking forward to playing DePaul again. Hopefully we're more ready now than we were in the early part of the year."
The winner of the Memphis/DePaul match will face the winner of the No. 4 Houston/No. 13 Cincinnati match at 3 p.m. on Friday, while the loser will fall into the consolation bracket, where they will play the loser of the No. 3 USF/No. 14 Saint Louis match at 6 p.m., Friday.
Tulane received the top seed for the tournament, with host TCU being seeded second to round out the first round byes. USF and Houston round out the top four seeded teams. All 14 C-USA women's teams compete in the league championships.
Thursday, April 21, 2005