Memphis Tennis Finishes Up Season at ULM Invite
Oct. 31, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis women's tennis team will round out their fall tournament schedule this weekend at the ULM Invitational in Monroe, La. The Tigers will send senior Kristin Chamberlain, junior Marjorie Ondeck and freshman Robyn Jones to partake in the tournament. Play began at 8:30 a.m., on Friday morning at Heard Stadiu. The tournament field includes players from Louisiana-Monroe, UALR, Arkansas State and Tennessee-Martin.
Ondeck is coming off of a strong showing at the ITA Southeast Regional in Winston Salem, N.C., where her and teammate Ashley Murdock advanced to the semifinals for the doubles field. The duo defeated strong competition from No. 17 North Carolina and No. 24 Tennessee. In singles, Ondeck lost to Louisville's Lindsey Jones, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4.
In the first round of singles play at the ULM Invite, Ondeck will face-off with Jenny Herring of Arkansas State. Herring is 3-5 in singles play this fall.
Chamberlain, a senior from Memphis, Tenn., has not played in a tournament since the Steve Baras Fall Classic on Sep. 21 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Chamberlain went 0-2 in singles play at the tournament losing to Eloah Lopes of Jacksonville State, 7-6, 6-3.
Chamberlain will open singles competition this weekend against ULM's Ana Burgaili.
Memphis freshman Robyn Jones, a native of Baton Rouge, La., has kicked off her first fall with the Memphis Tigers boasting a singles record of 5-1. In just two tournaments for the U of M, the freshman has been crowned her draw's singles champion at the Roberta Alison Fall Invite in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and won the consolation championship for her draw at the Ole Miss Fall Classic in Oxford, Miss.
Jones will take on ULM's Claire Clark in the first round of singles play at the ULM Invite.
Check gotigersgo.com for updates of Memphis' progress at the ULM Invite.