Wind and Morga Earn Women's Tennis All-Conference Honors
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
American Freshman of the Year
American Coach of the Year