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Danielle Flores picked up one of Saint Mary's two wins against Memphis on Sunday.
Danielle Flores picked up one of Saint Mary's two wins against Memphis on Sunday.
WTEN | Gaels Can't Get Past Tigers
Release: Wednesday 03/03/2013 
by SMC Athletics

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Jenny Jullien and Danielle Flores picked up wins but they weren't quite enough as the Saint Mary's women's tennis team fell 4-2 to Memphis at Arizona State.

No. 22-ranked Memphis (7-3) got started early, earning the doubles point with wins at No. 3 and 2. Jullien and Flores were ahead 6-4 in their match at No. 1 when the Tigers clinched the point.

A win at No. 5 put Memphis up 2-0 to begin singles play, but the No. 44-ranked Gaels would soon cut into that lead thanks to their No. 1 player, Jullien.

The No. 18 player in the country cruised in the first set against No. 23 Courtney Collins, winning it 6-1. Jullien followed that with a 7-5 win in the second to earn her sixth win over a ranked opponent this season.

Memphis took the next point with a win at No. 4, but again Saint Mary's (5-6) responded.

This time, it was No. 121-ranked Flores who came through, earning a hard-fought 1-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Liza Tymchenko at No. 3. The Tigers clinched the win with a victory at No. 6 singles.

Saint Mary's is back in action on Friday when it hosts Sacramento State at 2 p.m. West Coast Conference play resumes next Sunday with an 11 a.m. match at San Francisco.