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March 31, 2010

Memphis tops Golden Eagles in women's tennis action

Tech tennis teams at home Friday and Saturday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The University of Memphis women's tennis team put together a dominating performance Wednesday in defeating Tennessee Tech, 6-0, in non-conference action.

The Tigers claimed the doubles point with wins at the top two matches, then captured five singles points to clinch the match. The other singles contest went unfinished.

For the Golden Eagles (1-9 overall), Laura Porras and Diana Woodcock (pictured at right) earned a 7-6 victory No. 3 doubles over Andre Arques-Garcia and Amanda Brown. The Tigers won by scores of 8-1 at No. 1 doubles and 8-0 at No. 2.

The No. 3 doubles performance proved to be the only time Tech would taste victory in the match as Memphis claimed the five singles contests in straight sets.

Tech returns home to host a pair of contests this weekend alongside the Golden Eagle men's team. Tech hosts SIU Edwardsville Friday with both beginnig at 11 a.m. On Saturday, Tech hosts Murray State in an Ohio Valley Conference affair. The men's action begins at 11 a.m. and the women's teams will get underway at 2 p.m.

Tennessee Tech vs Memphis Women's Tennis
March 31, 2010 at Memphis, Tenn.
(University of Memphis Tennis Courts)

Memphis 6, Tennessee Tech 0

Singles competition
1. MURDOCK, Ashley (MEM-W) def. ZORA, Leydi (TTU) 6-1, 6-1
2. COLLINS, Courtney (MEM-W) def. WOODCOCK, Diana (TTU) 6-3, 6-1
3. BROWN, Amanda (MEM-W) def. KAHL, Frederike (TTU) 6-0, 6-0
4. ONDECK, Marjorie (MEM-W) vs. PORRAS, Laura (TTU) 7-6, unfinished
5. ARQUES-GARCIA, Andre (MEM-W) def. CORKERN, Joanna (TTU) 6-0, 6-2
6. GRAY, Kelly (MEM-W) def. BARNHILL, Katie (TTU) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. MURDOCK, Ashley/ONDECK, Marjorie (MEM-W) def. KAHL, Frederike/ZORA, Leydi (TTU) 8-1
2. GRAY, Kelly/COLLINS, Courtney (MEM-W) def. CORKHERN, Joanna/BARNHILL, Katie (TTU) 8-0
3. PORRAS, Laura/WOODCOCK, Diana (TTU) def. ARQUES-GARCIA, Andre/BROWN, Amanda (MEM-W) 7-6