Women's Tennis Wins Dual Matches Against UIC and UWM

Jan. 19, 2009


MILWAUKEE--The Marquette women's tennis team opened the dual portion of the 2008-09 season Monday at Helfaer Tennis Stadium. The Golden Eagles improved their season record to 2-0 after defeating Illinois-Chicago in the morning session, 4-3, and sweeping cross-town foe UW-Milwaukee, 7-0, in the evening.

"The team played hard this afternoon," said head coach Jody Bronson. "We have had two good weeks of practice and the especially this morning the squad's energy was really good. They were a little nervous to start but settled down fairly quickly once they got out there."

The Golden Eagles began the day by capturing the doubles point against UIC with wins from freshman Paola Calderon and senior Robin Metzler, as well as the Hush tandem of sophomore Rachael and freshman Gillian. That doubles point allowed MU to win the match with UIC, 4-3, after splitting the singles matches.

Starting the dual season in the No. 1 spot, Calderon split her singles matches on the day losing to UIC's Ilinca Cristescu (4-6, 2-6) before downing UWM's Kelly Drvaric (6-1, 6-3).

Rachael Hush and freshman Olga Fisher, in her first time in an MU uniform, won both their singles matches.

The Golden Eagles return to action Friday Jan. 23 at Michigan at 4 p.m.




MU def. UIC, 4-3


Kristen McPhillips/Mariya Kovalera (UIC) defeat Christina Ruiz/Kylie Moore (MU), 7-8

Paola Calderon/Robin Metzler (MU) defeat Ilinca Cristescu/Jenna Reisch (UIC) 8-4

Gillian Hush/Rachael Hush (MU) defeat Elena Antakova/Amy Jellish (UIC), 8-4






Cristescu (UIC) defeats Calderon (MU) 4-6, 2-6

Kovaleva (UIC) defeats Ruiz (MU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

R. Hush (MU) defeats McPhillips (UIC) 6-4, 6-1

Antakova (UIC) defeats Metzler (MU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Moore (MU) defeats Reisch (UIC) 6-1, 6-1

Olga Fischer (MU) defeats Jellish (UIC) 6-3, 6-3




MU def. UWM, 7-0


Christina Ruiz/Kylie Moore (MU) defeat Kelly Drvaric/Kari Kastenholz (UWM), 8-0

Paola Calderon/Robin Metzler (MU) defeat Sammi Schoen/Ashley Schoneman (UWM), 8-6

Gillian Hush/Rachael Hush (MU) defeat Megan Gow/Jenna Felsher (UWM), 8-1




Calderon (MU) defeats Drvaric (UWM), 6-1, 6-3

Ruiz (MU) defeats Kastenholz (UWM), 6-1, 6-2

R. Hush (MU) defeats Schoen (UWM) 6-2, 6-1

Metzler (MU) defeats Sconeman (UWM) 6-0, 6-0

Fischer (MU) defeats Gow (UWM) 6-0, 6-2

G. Hush (MU) defeats Felsher (UWM) 6-0, 6-0


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