Two Lady Tigers Earn Second Team Honors in Tennis
April 30, 2003
It is the third career honor for Lindemann, who was also a second team honoree last year and was a third team honoree as a freshman. The senior capped her four-year Lady Tiger career with a 90-56 mark in singles and with a 98-44 record at No. 1 doubles. Named the Conference USA Player of the Month in September, Lindemann was a three-time champion in the singles flights at The University of Memphis/Varsity Pro Shop Invitational in the fall. She also won one doubles title with former doubles partner Christina Ladyman, and teamed with Gonzalez-Gordo to win the last two U of M tournament titles.
Gonzalez-Gordo is picking up her second straight all-conference honor after being a third-team honoree last season. The senior led the team with a 17-5 singles mark and was 15-7 with Lindemann at No. 1 doubles. For her two-year Lady Tiger career, Gonzalez-Gordo was 58-16 in singles. Named the C-USA Player of the Week one time this season, Gonzalez-Gordo was also honored by the Arthur Ashe Jr. Foundation as an Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar earlier this month. A member of the Tiger 3.0 Club, Gonzalez-Gordo was also a member of the Commissioner's Honor Roll and the Tiger Academic 30.
The duo of Gonzalez-Gordo and Lindemann each also received the C-USA Sportsmanship Award. The Lady Tiger team also earned the team sportsmanship award from the league office.
The duo of Lindemann and Gonzalez-Gordo guided the Lady Tigers' to their eighth-highest win total in the program's history with a 17-7 record and a fifth-place finish at the Conference USA Championships. The duo became the first-ever pair of Lady Tigers to earn a national ranking and helped Memphis makes its first-ever appearance in the national team rankings earlier this spring.
The two Lady Tigers will lose both Lindemann and Gonzalez-Gordo as well as senior Sumitra Rao for the 2003-2004 season. The Lady Tigers will return juniors Rebecca Garner and Marlene Dirnstorfer, sophomore Viktoria Gruber and freshmen Andrea Feichtinger and Kristin Noble.
Conference USA 2003 Women's Tennis Awards All-Conference First Team Paty Aburto, TCU Marie Louise Frolich-Hansen, Louisville Jenny Kuhn, Tulane Rosa Perez, TCU Julie Smekodub, Tulane Erika Valdes, Tulane Second Team Miranda Foley, Houston Monica Gonzalez-Gordo, Memphis Szilvia Kelemen, DePaul Sabrina Lindemann, Memphis Ana Maria Saaibi, Tulane Eva Trujillo-Herrera, Marquette Third Team Khushchehr Italia, Cincinnati Maria Ivanov, Tulane Lyndall Jordan, East Carolina Analia Longoni, Houston Marina Parashkevova, DePaul Saber Pierce, TCU