Women's Tennis

Rachael Hush

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wichita, Kan.

High School:
Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic

Rachael Hush

R. Hush's Career Results
Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 Fall Total 1 2 3 Fall Total
07-08 -- 1-0 4-5 6-2 4-0 -- 4-7 19-14 2-0 7-4 3-7 3-4 15-15
08-09 -- -- 3-2 5-7 0-3 -- 0-7 8-19 -- 0-1 14-5 3-5 17-11
09-10 -- -- 1-0 6-8 3-2 -- 4-5 14-15 16-5 -- 1-0 8-1 25-6
10-11 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-4
Career -- 1-0 8-7 17-17 7-5 -- 14-21 47-50 18-5 7-5 18-12 20-14 63-36

Senior (2010-11) -After battling through injuries her sophomore and junior years, Hush rebounded to tally a 12-8 overall record and 6-6 dual mark as a senior in singles action. Her 29-9 overall doubles record with fellow senior Christina Ruiz leads the team in wins and winning percentage (76.3). With the 29 wins, Hush currently stands fifth in program history with 91 career doubles wins. In fall action, Hush collected six singles wins, tied for second-most on the team. With Ruiz, the pair tallied two doubles wins to claim women's doubles runner-up honors at Milwaukee Tennis Classic. The duo combined for a 6-4 fall doubles record.

Junior (2009-10)--Hush tallied a 14-15 overall singles mark, 10-10 in dual play at No. 3, 4 and 5. She paired with classmate Christina Ruiz for a team-leading 24-6 doubles record, and 16-5 mark at the No. 1 position. The duo opened spring play winning eight of its first 10 at No. 1 after tallying an 8-1 fall record, including the Milwaukee Tennis Classic doubles title. She also earned the Chas Mulcahy Sportsmanship Award at the event with sister Gillian. Hush sat out the end of the season with an injury, not playing after April 3 or at the BIG EAST Championships. She earned her third letter.

Sophomore (2008-09)-- Hush rallied through the spring season following a subpar fall season in which she went winless in singles play to post eight singles wins and 14 doubles wins in the spring. The sophomore, paired with sister Gillian to earn the team's top doubles record, 14-5. The pair easily handled No. 3 doubles teams from No. 42 Louisville and No. 51 Iowa, as well as No. 56 Western Michigan in a tiebreaker. In singles action, Hush moved between the bottom three positions to maintain a 8-11 record. Hush was recognized with the squad's Dedication Award after battling through an injury-stricken season.

Freshman (2007-08) - As one of MU's most talented rookies, Hush tallied a team-best 19-12 overall singles record. In spring action, Hush recorded a 15-5 mark (9-2 BIG EAST) at the Nos. 2 - 5 singles positions. Hush won six of her last seven BIG EAST matches of the season, and won twice at the BIG EAST Tournament over counterparts from Rutgers and St. John's. On March 15, against No. 29-ranked Michigan, the freshman recorded the season's only victory over a ranked singles or doubles opponent, defeating a No. 99 ranked opponent in three sets. Overall in doubles play, Hush complied an even 15-15 record with three different partners. Hush and Erin Watkins tallied a dual record of 11-10 (6-5 BIG EAST). With Watkins, the pair went 2-0 at No. 1, 6-3 at No. 2 and 3-7 at No. 3. During fall play, Hush recorded a 4-7 singles record and capped the fall portion of the season by earning a coveted spot in the ITA main draw.

Before Marquette: Hush was a three-time high school state champion at Independent High School in singles in 2003 and a back-to-back doubles champion in 2005 and 2006 at Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School. She complied a singles record of 68-1 over three years and was an all-state tennis selection each of those three seasons. Hush was ranked as high as no. 48 nationally in Girls 16s in singles play by USTA and as high as 15th in Girls 16s in doubles play. In the Missouri Valley Section Singles rankings Hush climbed as high as second in the section in Girls 16s singles and third in the section in Girls 16s doubles. She was ranked 15th in Girls 18s singles in her section and no. 490 in the nation. Hush paired with fellow Golden Eagle in 2007 and won the National Open in Maunee, Ohio, as a doubles tandem defeating the no. 2, 4, and 6 seeded teams en route to the championship.

Personal: Hush is the daughter of Ken and Michelle Hush. Intends to major in international business or criminology.

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