U of M Tennis Players Head to ITA Regional in Winston Salem
Oct. 22, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Ashley Murdock and Marjorie Ondeck will take on some of the best women's tennis players in the country at the ITA Southeast Regional at the Indoor Tennis Center in Winston Salem, N.C. from Oct. 23-26. The highest rated player at the tournament is Sanaz Marand, who is currently rated No. 10 in the nation.
Murdock, a junior from Memphis, Tenn., is 4-5 this season in singles competion. She was a Second Team All C-USA honoree in her first season in the Blue and Gray after transferring mid-year last season from LSU. Both her and Ondeck took on several ranked opponents at the William & Mary Invitational earlier this fall. At the tournament, Murdock upended Cami Hubbs of Ohio State, who posted a 22-4 record for the Buckeyes last season. Murdock was 15-4 in the spring of 2008. She is already in the main draw for singles at the ITA regional. Her first match will be against Austin Smith from North Carolina. Smith is currently the 76th-ranked singles player in the nation. Last season, the native of Hilton Head Island, S.C., posted a 14-10 record.
Ondeck, a junior from Monroe, Ct., is 2-3 in fall play this season. She missed Memphis' last tournament in Oxford, Miss., due to an injury. Ondeck was 12-7 during her sophomore season at the U of M. She will begin play in the Pre-Qualifying draw where she will face-off with Louisville's Lindsey Jones on Thursday morning.
Ondeck and Murdock will begin the doubles side of the tournament with a match-up against Bianca Saenz and Liza Bensimon of Campbell.
Check GoTigersGo.com for updates on Murdock and Ondeck's performance at the 2008 ITA Southeast Regional in Winston Salem, N.C.