Collins and Murdock Earn All-C-USA Women's Tennis Nods
May 5, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Courtney Collins and Ashley Murdock were named to the All-C-USA second team as announced by the Conference USA office on Wednesday. The honor is the first of her career for Collins, a freshman from Fulton, Miss. Murdock finishes her Lady Tiger career as a three-time All-C-USA honoree.
Murdock, a senior from Memphis, Tenn., has been named to the All-C-USA second team in each of her three seasons at the University of Memphis since transferring back to her hometown school from Louisiana State University where she attended as a freshman. Murdock went 17-12 at the No. 1 spot for the Lady Tigers including a victory over Yale's 87th-ranked Stephanie Kent. The Memphis netter also picked up singles victories over Stephanie Roy from No. 20 Arkansas and Ragini Acharya of No. 56 William & Mary. Murdock had 14 or more singles victories in each of her three seasons at Memphis. Her 2010 total of 17 marked her most singles wins in her career. The 17 wins matches Collins for the team-high in 2010.
Collins came to the University of Memphis in the fall of 2009 after being named a top 50 recruit by tennisrecruiting.net. The Lady Tiger netter finished her first year as a collegiate tennis player with a 17-9 record at the No. 2 singles slot. Collins had victories in conference play over UCF's Andrea Yacaman, Southern Miss' Stephanie Dellocono, UAB's Evelien Strijker and Tulane's Emma Levy. Collins also had a victory over Missouri's Kaitlin Richie in late January.
Collins and Murdock are the first tandem for the University of Memphis to recieve all-conference honors during the same season since Monica Gonzalez-Gordo and Sabrina Lindemann were both named to the All-C-USA second team in 2003. Collins becomes the sixth women's tennis player from Memphis to be named all-conference.