MU Wraps Up Opening Round at adidas IU Winter Invitational
Jan. 14, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Freshman Ana Pimienta and Ali Dawson captured singles victories for the Marquette University women's tennis team in the opening round of the adidas IU Winter Invitational Saturday afternoon in Bloomington, Ind.
In the Red Singles Draw, Pimenta defeated Missouri's Annemijn Koenen, 6-4, 6-4, while Dawson topped Koenen's teammate Ashleigh Chaiaf 6-0, 6-4. Freshman Vanessa Foltinger battled with Indiana's Ariel Beckerman before falling to Beckerman 6-4, 4-6, (10-6).
After suffering a 4-6 set back in the opening set, sophomore Rocio Diaz managed to capture the second frame 6-1 against IU's Alicia Kauss in the Blue Draw, before eventually losing 10-8 in the tiebreaker. Senior Gillian Hush dropped her round one match up in the Crimson Draw 6-2, 6-2, against IU's Geniya Vertesheva.
In the Crimson Doubles Draw, Hush and Pimienta teamed up to defeat Indiana's Hureau and Kauss 8-5 in round one before falling, 8-6, in round two against IU's Chupa and Klyczek. Dawson and Foltinger dropped both matches in the Red Doubles Draw.
Play will resume tomorrow Sunday, Jan. 15, at 9 a.m. CT.
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