Marquette Fights to a 4-3 Victory at Iowa State
Feb. 8, 2013
AMES, Iowa -
The Marquette women’s tennis team (5-2) earned a hard-fought 4-3 victory at Iowa State (0-2) on Friday afternoon.
“This was a great road win for the team,” head coach Jody Bronson said. “It was not our best day, but we fought hard to pull out our 4-3 victory. Kudos to Laia for her first clinch as a freshman.”
The Golden Eagles swept doubles competition as junior Rocio Diaz teamed with sophomore Ali Dawson at the No. 1 spot once again and they won, 8-6. The duo of sophomore Ana Pimienta and freshman Erin Gebes played at No.2 doubles and won, 8-3, while freshmen Aleeza Kanner and Aina Hernandez-Soler defeated their Cyclones opponent, 8-6.
In singles action, MU dropped the top three spots, but remained alive in the match as Gebes won at No. 4 singles, 6-3 and 6-1, and Kanner easily defeated Gasparovic (ISU), 6-0, 6-3. The match came down to the sixth slot as freshman Laia Hernandez Soler clinched the match for the Golden Eagles rallying in extra points to earn a 6-1, 7-6 (3) victory in the tiebreaker.
MU will return home and host Western Michigan at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium on Monday, Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m.
Marquette 4, Iowa State 3
Pronina (ISU) def. Pimienta (MU), 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
Cacciuttolo (ISU) def. Diaz (MU), 6-2, 6-0
Cassens (ISU) def. Dawson (MU), 6-4, 6-2
Gebes (MU) def. Langhorst (ISU), 6-3, 6-1
Kanner (MU) def. Gasparovic (ISU), 6-0, 6-3
L. Hernandez (MU) vs. Waites (ISU), 6-1, 7-6 (3)