Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Men?s Tennis (10-9)

? The Marquette men?s tennis team completed their first day of play in the Boise State Spring Tournament on Wednesday. They fell to no. 60 Nebraska in the first round and went on to defeat Northern Arizona in the second round. The Golden Eagles fell to the Cornhuskers, 4-2. Ian Kawas had success at No. 3, defeating James Clow, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6. The only other victory for the Golden Eagles came from Brett Binkley who downed Joerg Barthel, 6-4, 7-5, at No. 4.

Marquette defeated Northern Arizona tonight, 4-1. Troy Delmege was victorious at the No. 2 spot, taking down Henrik Lilja, 7-6, 6-5. The Golden Eagles swept the 4, 5, and 6 spots to carry them on to a victory. The Marquette men?s tennis team faced a strong Whitman team in their second day of action in the Boise State Spring Tournament.

The Golden Eagles were able to defeat Whitman, 6-1 on Friday. Marquette was able to sweep doubles, coming away with a 1-0 advantage.

Singles play wasn?t as quick for the Golden Eagles. Brett Binkley was the only player to win in two sets, defeating Phalkun Mam at No. 4, 6-1, 6-1.

Steven Ly was the only Whitman player able to steal a victory from Marquette, defeating Eigis Vedrickas, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6. The Golden Eagles were able to persevere through three sets, to take the victories at the remaining positions.

Women?s Tennis (3-11)

? The Marquette women?s tennis team was defeated by SMU on Tuesday, 6-1, at the Haggar Tennis Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

The Mustangs swept Marquette in doubles leaving the Golden Eagles down 1-0, heading into singles play. Maria Calbeto was the only Marquette player to have success, defeating Jenny Chay at No. 2, 6-3, 6-2.

At No. 1, Callan Smith battled hard but lacked the intensity needed to overtake SMU?s Jenny Langer, 6-3, 7-6, (8-6). Erin Watkins saw action at No. 3, but fell short to Allison Leuszler, 7-6, 0-6, (10-6). The Marquette women?s tennis team fell to Texas-Arlington, 6-1, on Thursday at the UTA Tennis Center.

The Golden Eagles duo of Andrea Bukacek and Elsemieke Dokter paired up to defeat the tandem of Gretel Hach and Jessica Shepard, 8-6, at No. 3. Their effort was not enough for Marquette, who was unable to come away with the doubles point, losing at the No. 1 and 2.

Maria Calbeto was the lone victory for Marquette in singles play, with a win over Daniela Novakova, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 2.

Congratulations ...

? Marquette senior Travis Diener was named Basketball Times All-Mideast region on Tuesday, March 22 and honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press on March 23.

Games to Watch ...

Monday, March 28

? The men?s golf team heads to Pinehurst, N.C. to take part in the Pinehurst Intercollegiate, a 52-hole, two day event.

? Women?s tennis meets up with UCF in Orlando, Fla., at 1 p.m. EST.

Tuesday, March 29

? Golf finishes up play in the Pinehurst Intercollegiate.

Thursday, March 30

? Women?s tennis takes on C-USA opponent USF in Tampa, Fla., at 10 a.m. EST.

Friday, April 1

? The track and field teams compete at the two-day Mike Poehlein Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.

? Men?s tennis visits USF for the first of three matches in three days in Tampa, Fla., at 2 p.m. EST.

Saturday, April 2

? Men?s tennis takes on Jacksonville in Tampa, Fla., at 3 p.m. EST.

Sunday, April 3

? Men?s tennis finishes its Florida trip, visiting St. Leo at 10 a.m. EDT.

? Women?s tennis hosts Cincinnati at 9 a.m. at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium, beginning its three-match home stand to end the season.

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