MEMPHIS, Tn - The Arkansas State women's tennis team (12-6) topped the Memphis Lady Tigers (9-11) in a 6-1 decision Thursday afternoon in Memphis, Tenn.
"I am proud of the girls for fighting back after losing the doubles point," said ASU Head Coach Marcia Williams. "Most of the singles matches were close at first, but each girl kept with her game plan and pulled ahead to win her match."
Roné van Wyk and Leydi Zora were the only Red Wolves duo to win in doubles play Thursday. They defeated Sarah Irvin and Kristin Chamberlain 8-2, but ASU could not hang on to win the doubles point.
In singles play, A-State claimed all six matches. At the No. 1 spot, Jenny Herring downed Ashley Murdock 6-7, 6-4, 10-7. Paula Chelminska, Elné Barnard, van Wyk, Zora and Emily Laing all won in straight sets against the Lady Tigers. Chelminska topped Marjorie Ondeck 6-4, 6-3. Barnard defeated Amanda Brown 6-3, 6-0, while van Wyk topped Chamberlain 7-6, 6-3. Zora defeated Irvin 7-5, 7-5, and Laing topped Lindsey Wiseman 6-1, 6-4.
The Red Wolves will be back in action Friday against St. Louis at Allen Park in Jonesboro. Play begins at 3:30 p.m.
1. Jenny Herring, Arkansas State def. Ashley Murdock, Memphis 6-7, 6-4, 10-7
2. Paula Chelminska, Arkansas State def. Marjorie Ondeck, Memphis 6-4, 6-3
3. Elne Bernard, Arkansas State def. Amanda Brown, Memphis 6-3, 6-0
4. Rone Van Wyk, Arkansas State def. Kristin Chamberlain, Memphis 7-6, 6-3
5. Leydi Zora, Arkansas State def. Sarah Irvin, Memphis 7-5, 7-5
6. Emily Laing, Arkansas State def. Lindsey Wiseman, Memphis 6-1, 6-4
1. Ashley Murdock/Marjorie Ondeck, Memphis def. Jenny Herring/Emily Laing, Arkansas State 8-4
2. Amanda Brown/Lindsey Wiseman, Memphis def. Paula Chelminska/Elne Barnard, Arkansas State 9-7
3. Rone Van Wyk/Leydi Zora, Arkansas State def. Sarah Irvin/Kristin Chamberlain, Memphis 8-2