Marquette Athletics Weekly Report
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The Week in Review ...
Women?s Tennis (4-15)
? The Marquette women?s tennis team returned to the Helfaer Tennis Stadium on Sunday after an eight match road streak, to defeat Conference USA rivals Cincinnati, 4-3. Down 1-0 after doubles, the Golden Eagles had their work cut out for them in singles play. Francina Bonnelly took care of Cincinnati?s Julie Klauck in two sets, winning the match 6-4, 6-2, at No. 5. The rest of the matches took three sets to decide a winner. After going down in the first set, 1-0, Dominika Dabrowski battled back to win the next two sets, defeating the Bearcats? Maddy Reasoner, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. The match was tied at 2-2, when Maria Calbeto gave the Golden Eagles an edge by beating Samantha Liu, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, at the No. 2 spot.
On Saturday, the Marquette women?s tennis got off to a slow start against DePaul, losing all three doubles matches. The Golden Eagles were not able to gain any momentum, falling in all six singles matches to lose, 7-0, at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium. The doubles matches were all close but the Blue Demons found away to come away with the victory. Francina Bonnelly teamed up with Andrea Bukacek at the No. 3 spot, where DePaul?s Anja Mihaldincec and Bojana Murisic pulled out a win in a tiebreak, 9-8 (3).
? In the last event before the Conference USA Championship, Marquette finished 13th at the Marshall Invitational. Junior Joe Weber led the team with a 28th place finish. The Golden Eagles shot a 295 in the final round, finishing at 40-over, 892. Freshman Ted Gray finished in 35th place, shooting a 222. Sophomore Michael Bielawski was in 44th place, shooting an 11-over 224. Junior Kyle Murphy placed 61st, with a 15-over, 228. Junior Steve Sass placed 72nd, shooting 233.
Outdoor Track and Field
? After an eventful weekend at the EIU Big Blue Classic, the Marquette track and field teams set two school records on the women?s side. With the host Eastern Illinois men winning the meet on the men?s side and the Sycamores of Indiana State the victors on the women?s side, the Marquette women placed second and the men came in seventh.
The two school records came in the women?s shot put and pole vault. In the shot put senior Emily Leklem threw her way to first place with a distance of 47-feet 2.25-inches breaking her previous school record of 46-feet 8.75-inches. Unfortunately for Kristin Stoniecki who broke the school record in the pole vault her height of 11-feet 5.75-inches was only good enough for fourth place in the event.
In other women?s field events, freshman Jessica Ehlen took fifth in the discus with a throw of 135-feet, 7-inches and also took sixteenth in the shot put. In the long jump Christina Flowers placed fourteenth, and Andrea Englemann took fourth in the hammer throw.
For the men the lone victory at the meet came in the decathlon where Matt Piekarski won with a total of 6,056 points.
Joseph Pierre ran the 800 meters in 1:51.54, good enough to capture fourth place, while his classmate Jed Burey took ninth in the event.
? Marquette senior Travis Diener finished third in the voting for the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year award, it was announced by the Basketball Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
? Marquette junior guard Carolyn Kieger was named to the Division I-AAA Women's Scholar Athlete Team by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
Games to Watch ...
Thursday, April 14
? The women?s tennis team concludes its regular season by hosting Wis.-Green Bay at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium at 4:30 p.m.
Friday, April 15
? The outdoor track and field team begins a two-day meet, taking part in the Pacesetter Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.
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