Lady Tigers Tennis Closes UNLV Invitational with Wins

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Lady Tigers Tennis Closes UNLV Invitational with Wins

LAS VEGAS — Highlighted by a dominating performance by Ashley Murdock, the LSU women’s tennis team finished with a 3-3 record on the final day of the UNLV Invitational at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on Sunday.

Playing in the consolation bracket of Flight Two, Murdock, a sophomore from Memphis, Tenn., crushed Paij Porter of Northern Arizona 6-0, 6-0 to pick up her first singles win of the fall season.

Mykala Hedberg and Kylie Adamek also finished the weekend on a high note, beating Thalia Barriga of Tulsa and Aimee Oki of Northern Arizona respectively.

Hedberg won in straight sets 7-5, 6-2 in the consolation bracket of Flight One while Adamek cruised to a 6-0, 6-3 win in the consolation bracket in Flight Three.

“I was pleased with the way we bounced back,” head coach Tony Minnis said. “We played solidly. Mykala, Ashley and Kylie really stepped it up and played good ball today.”

The Lady Tigers will be back in action Thursday as the nation’s top player, Megan Falcon, and Hannah Robinson will travel to Pacific Palisades, Calif. for the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships Oct. 4-7.

2007 UNLV Women’s Tennis Fall Invitational
Day Three Results
September 30, 2007


Flight One

Kim Van Ginkel (NAU) def. Staten Spencer (LSU) 2-1 retired
Mykala Hedberg (LSU) def. Thalia Barriga (TU) 7-5, 6-2

Flight Two

Ashley Murdock (LSU) def. Paij Porter (NAU) 6-0, 6-0
Edit Suhadjda (NAU) def. Tiffany Tucker (LSU) 6-3, 1-6, 7-5

Flight Three

Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) def. Sloane Mathis (LSU) 6-0, 6-0
Kylie Adamek (LSU) def. Aimee Oki (NAU) 6-0, 6-3