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Women's Tennis Falls to Memphis in AAC Tilt

 
Rebecca Shine

Rebecca Shine

March 21, 2014

The No. 48-ranked University of Memphis women's tennis team extended its school record home match winning streak to 38 with 5-2 win over the No. 60-ranked University of Louisville in an American Athletic Conference match at The Racquet Club of Memphis.

'' This is a tough one to take, we created so many opportunities to take control of the match or at least create major pressure on Memphis," said U of L head coach Mark Beckham. "It seemed like we lost all of the points that could have changed the outcome of the match. I have to give Memphis a lot of credit for stepping up in those moments. We competed well but this is a tough loss. I do think we can get better from this loss and I still think we are one of the teams that can win our conference championship.''

Louisville moves to 9-3 with the loss and Memphis improves to 11-6.

U of L scored with wins at No. 2 singles when Rebecca Shine handled Stefanie Mikesz 6-1, 6-3. The other tally came at No. 6, where Rebecca Bodine outlasted Alyssa Hibberd 7-5, 3-6, 10-8.

U of L doubles partners Julia Fellerhoff and Elle Stokes pulled out their match at No. 2 doubles with an 8-6 win over Stefanie Mikesz and Anki Wind.

#48 Memphis 5, #60 Louisville 2 Mar 21, 2014 at Memphis, Tenn. (The Racquet Club of Memphis) Singles competition 1. Skylar Kuykendall (MEM) def. Julia Fellerhoff (LOU) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 2. Rebecca Shine (LOU) def. Stefanie Mikesz (MEM) 6-1, 6-3 3. Caroline Wegner (MEM) def. Manuela Velasquez (LOU) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 4. Anki Wind (MEM) def. Elle Stokes (LOU) 6-4, 6-2 5. Marta Morga (MEM) def. Cassie Pough (LOU) 6-1, 6-0 6. Becky Bodine (LOU) def. Alyssa Hibberd (MEM) 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8)

Doubles competition 1. Liza Tymchenko/Marta Morga (MEM) def. Rebecca Shine/Manuela Velasquez (LOU) 8-6 2. Julia Fellerhoff/Elle Stokes (LOU) def. Stefanie Mikesz/Anki Wind (MEM) 8-6 3. Alyssa Hibberd/Skylar Kuykendall (MEM) def. Cassie Pough/Olivia Boesing (LOU) 8-2

Match Notes Louisville 9-2; National ranking #60 Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,4,2,1,6,3) Memphis extends home win streak to 38 matches T-3:29 A-73

 

 

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