Women's Tennis

Christina Ruiz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Northville, Mich.

High School:
Northville H.S.

Christina Ruiz

Ruiz's Career Results
Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 Fall Total 1 2 3 Fall Total
07-08 -- 3-0 7-2 4-3 1-2 -- 3-5 18-12 5-3 8-6 2-0 3-4 18-13
08-09 -- 3-4 2-11 0-1 -- -- 1-1 6-17 5-1 8-6 -- 5-2 18-9
09-10 -- -- 1-0 5-4 5-5 -- 6-5 17-14 16-5 -- 4-0 9-1 29-6
10-11 1-0 1-0 10-4 10-4
Career -- 6-4 10-13 9-8 6-7 -- 11-11 42-43 26-9 16-12 6-0 27-11 75-32

Senior (2010-11) - Ruiz tallied a win in her only singles action of the fall campaign. In doubles play, she won a team-high 10 matches with Rachael Hush and Olga Fischer. With Hush, the pair tallied two doubles wins to claim women's doubles runner-up honors at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic. The duo combined for a 6-4 fall doubles record. Ruiz also won the doubles championship at the ITA 2nd Chance Tournament in October after collecting four wins with Fischer.

Junior (2009-10)--Ruiz was among the top five on the team in singles wins, posting an overall 17-14 record and 11-9 dual mark. She played primarily at the No. 4 and 5 spots, and opened the season winning six of seven singles matches. With classmate Rachael Hush, the two paired for a team-high 24-6 doubles record, including a 16-5 mark at the top spot. The duo claimed the women's doubles title at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic, going undefeated in the three-day event. Ruiz also captured BIG EAST Player of the Week honors on March 17 and March 24. At the end of the season, she won her last four doubles matches with Kelly Barry, including two victories at the BIG EAST Championship. Following the season, Ruiz earned the team's sportsmanship award for the second straight year. She earned her third letter.

Sophomore (2008-09)--Ruiz bettered her freshman year fall campaign in doubles action, tallying a 5-2 mark with Paola Calderon. The pair advanced to the Silver Flight Consolation of the Bronco Invitational, hosted by Western Michigan, which the duo won. In spring play, she recorded five singles wins, from the No. 2 and 3 positions. In doubles action during the spring campaign, Ruiz partnered with Robin Metzler for all but one match. Ruiz closed the season with a 12-7 record in spring doubles, including five wins against BIG EAST opponents. Ruiz was voted on by the team as the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award.

Freshman (2007-08) -- Ruiz was an immediate contributor in the Golden Eagles lineup her freshman season as she ended her first season of play with the team's second-best win total, an overall record of 18-11. Ruiz was 15-7 in dual action, and only faltered once in BIG EAST play with a conference record of 7-1. Playing between the No. 2 - 5 spots, she won eleven consecutive matches from Feb. 13 to April 12, and concluded her singles season winning 14 of her last 16. Ruiz capped her freshman campaign by winning back-to-back matches to aid the team in its fifth-place finish at the BIG EAST Tournament. In doubles play, Ruiz teamed with three different partners including Rachael Hush (3-4), Kylie Moore (2-1), Maria Calbeto (11-8), and Elly Strother (2-0) to finish 18-13 overall, 15-9 in dual play. With Calbeto, the twosome registered a 5-3 record at No. 1 and a 6-5 mark at No. 2. In the fall, Ruiz played in eight matches, tallying a 3-5 singles record and teamed with Hush for a 3-4 doubles record.

Before Marquette -- Ruiz earned three varsity letters while playing high school tennis for Northville High School in Northville, Mich. She earned all-region and all-state honors each of three seasons. During her senior season in 2006, Ruiz won the Michigan State High School Division I no. 1 singles championship defeating the no. 65 player in the nation, Jessica Seyferth. She finished the year 24-1 overall. Ruiz attended the prestigious John Newcombe Tennis Academy in New Baunfels, Texas her freshman year of high school. An active player on the USTA circut, Ruiz was ranked no. 220 in the nation and 106th in doubles in Girls 18s. Ruiz teamed with Hush and won the 2007 National Open in Maunee, Ohio, as a doubles tandem defeating the no. 2, 4, and 6 seeded teams en route to the championship.

Personal: Ruiz is the daughter of Carlos and Susan Ruiz. She intends to major in business.

GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week
February 21, 2011

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