Marquette Defeats Montana, 6-1

Rocio Diaz joined Ali Dawson for a No. 1 doubles victory

Jan. 20, 2013


The Marquette women’s tennis team (1-1) rebounded from a loss to easily defeat Montana (0-2), 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Baseline Tennis Center on the campus of Minnesota.

The Golden Eagles swept doubles as sophomore Ali Dawson teamed up with junior Rocio Diaz for an 8-3 victory over Heather Davidson and Laurence Pelchat at the No. 1 spot. Freshman Erin Gebes joined sophomore Ana Pimienta and the duo defeated Sasha Carter and Maddy Murray, 8-3, while the freshmen tandem of Aleeza Kanner and Aina Hernandez Soler won an 8-4 decision over Ashley Mackey and Precious Gbadamosi.

MU fell just short of a complete sweep dropping the No. 2 singles spot in a very close contest as Diaz fell, 6-3, 1-6, 10-7.

“We had a tough loss against Minnesota yesterday,” head coach Jody Bronson said. “I think our players learned a lot from that match and they really came out strong today, which helped us win, 6-1.”

The Golden Eagles will return to Indiana next weekend and take on the Hoosiers Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. CT in Bloomington.

Marquette 6, Montana 1


1. Ali Dawson/Rocio Diaz(MU) def Heather Davidson/Laurence Pelchat (UM) 8-3
2. Erin Gebes/Ana Pimienta(MU) def Sasha Carter/Maddy Murray 8-3 (UM)
3. Aleeza Kanner/Alna Hernandez Soler(MU) def Ashley Mackey/Precious Gbadamosi (UM) 8-4


1. Ana Pimienta (MU) def Heather Davidson (UM) 6-1,6-3
2. Sasha Carter (UM) def Rocio Diaz (MU) 6-3,1-6,10-7
3. Ali Dawson (MU) def Haley Driver (UM) 6-2,6-4
4. Erin Gebes (MU) def Ashley Mackey (UM) 6-4,6-1
5. Aleeza Kanner (MU) def Laurence Pelchat (UM) 6-1,6-1
6. Vanessa Foltinger (MU) def Maddy Murray (UM) 6-3,6-0




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