Wind and Morga Earn Women's Tennis All-Conference Honors
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Go Tigers!

May 1, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - University of Memphis women's tennis freshmen Anki Wind and Marta Morga were two of the 12 student-athletes selected to the American Athletic Conference All-Conference Team, the league announced Thursday afternoon.

"Anki and Marta had a phenomenal year and I'm really happy for them," said head coach Lee Taylor Walker. "It was a real privilege to coach them, and I look forward to watching them excel over the next few years."

A native of Dinslaken, Germany, Wind led the Lady Tigers in overall (25) and dual (15) wins this season, compiling a 25-10 record and a 15-2 mark in the spring. She was named the conference player of the week on Jan. 28 after earning her first ranked win in dual play following a straight-set victory over North Carolina's No. 118 Ashley Dai.

Primarily competing at No. 4 and 5 singles throughout the season, Wind pushed her winning streak to as high as nine matches from mid-February to late March. She ended the season on a four-match winning streak that included two wins at The American Conference Championships.

In doubles, Wind went 19-13 with a 9-8 record in dual matches. She teamed up with Stefanie Mikesz a majority of the season at No. 2 doubles.

A two-time conference player of the week recipient, Marta Morga was second on the squad in wins with a 24-6 record while holding a 14-1 mark in dual play. Morga captured the conference's first weekly accolade back on Jan. 21 and also earned the distinction on Apr. 1.


 

 

A native of Madrid, Spain, Morga climbed up the lineup throughout the season from No. 6 to No. 4 singles. She carried a team-high 13-match win streak for nearly a three-month span, going undefeated at No. 5 and 6 singles and winning nine of those 13 matches in straight sets. During the month of March, Morga combined for a 12-0 record in singles and doubles. Her lone defeat of the spring came to Tulsa's Marcelina Cichon on Apr. 12 in a tight 7-5, 6-4 match.

In doubles, Morga recorded a 17-10 mark with an 11-6 record in dual play. Morga and Liza Tymchenko compiled a 7-2 record in dual matches as the duo made their way from No. 3 to No. 1 doubles during the season.

USF and Houston led the league with three selections apiece, while Memphis and Louisville followed with two picks each.

American Player of the Year
Loreto Alonso-Martinez, Sr., USF

American Freshman of the Year
Despoina Vogasari, Houston

American Coach of the Year
Patrick Sullivan, Houston

All-Conference Team
Elena Kordolaimi, Jr., Houston*
Tina Rupert, Fr., Houston
Despoina Vogasari, Fr., Houston*
Julia Fellerhoff, Sr., Louisville
Rebecca Shine, Sr., Louisville
Marta Morga, Fr., Memphis
Anki Wind, Fr., Memphis

Vanessa Petrini, Sr., Rutgers
Dasha Sharapova, Fr., SMU
Loreto Alonso-Martinez, Sr., USF*
Olaya Garrido-Rivas, Fr., USF*
Kayla Rizzolo, Sr., USF

*unanimous selection

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