Memphis Sits at No. 59 in ITA Standings
May 9, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's tennis team is the 59th ranked team in Tuesday's release of the ITA poll. Courtney Collins headlines a trio of players ranked in singles and Tiffany Welcher and Alyssa Hibberd are the lone-ranked doubles team for Memphis.
Collins, previously ranked No. 34, moved up one spot to No. 33 and is 15-3 on the season. The junior netter earned the program's first berth into the NCAA Championships this season and will travel to Athens, Ga., for the tournament held on University of Georgia's campus from May 23-28.
Mariya Slupska (17-4) climbed up to No. 90 in the most recent poll and Stefanie Mikesz (18-3) checks in at No. 95. Collins, Slupska and Mikesz have been ranked in all nine polls released in the spring season.
Welcher and Hibberd held their ranking of No. 64 from the previous poll. The duo finished the 9-4 overall and also spent the entire year in the rankings.
Memphis finished its season 16-5 and has been ranked in all but one poll, reaching a program-best No. 51 on March 20. The ITA will release one final ranking at the conclusion of the NCAA Championships.