No. 20 Women's Tennis Hosts No. 38 Memphis in Final Home Match of the Season Saturday
April 10, 2014
TULSA, Okla. - No. 20 University of Tulsa women's tennis team (14-4) hosts No. 38 Memphis (13-7) on Saturday at noon in its final home match of the season at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
Under head coach Dean Orford, the Golden Hurricane holds a perfect 6-0 record over the Tigers.
Memphis has one doubles team ranked of No. 84 Alyssa Hibberd and Caroline Wegner.
The Golden Hurricane won its last match with a comeback 4-3 victory over host No. 49 Louisville on Sunday. The Cardinals won the doubles point and two of the first three singles to capture a 3-1 lead, but Tulsa won the final three singles matches to capture the win.
The match against the Tigers will be the 15th opponent that the Golden Hurricane has faced against this season in the International Tennis Association poll. Tulsa has posted a 10-4 record against ranked opponents, including a 6-4 record against teams ranked in the top-50.
Tulsa has only lost four doubles point to host No. 31 Oklahoma State, host No. 30 Purdue, host No. 16 California and host No. 49 Louisville.
Freshman Marcelina Cichon's 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 win at the No. 3 singles position over the Cardinals was her 27th win of the season, which ranks as the fifth most in school history by a freshman.
Sophomore Renata Kuricova has posted a 50-16 (.758) record in doubles in her first two seasons and a 39-17 (.696) record in singles, including a 21-7 (.750) record in dual competition.
The Golden Hurricane travels to Norfolk, Va., for the Conference USA Championships from Wednesday, April 16 until Sunday, April 20.
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