Marquette Fights to a 4-3 Victory at Iowa State

Laia Hernandez Soler clinched the match for the Golden Eagles

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

Dawson/Diaz (MU) def. Pronina/Langhorst (ISU), 8-6
Pimienta/Gebes (MU) def. Cacciuttolo/Andersen (ISU), 8-3
A. Hernandez/Kanner (MU) def. Waites/Cassens (ISU), 8-6

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)




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