Golden Eagles Fall, 5-2, to Western Michigan

Feb. 12, 2010

Kalamazoo, Mich. - Marquette took the first two points Friday afternoon in Kalamazoo, Mich., but was unable to claim any more, falling 5-2 to Western Michigan. With the loss, the Golden Eagles fall to 5-3.

Doubles play was close, with the final point behind decided in a tiebreaker. WMU tallied the first doubles win, but the No. 1 team of juniors Rachael Hush and Christina Ruiz overcame Emily Dudzik and Jill Pastunink, 9-7. With the doubles point on the line, sophomore Gillian Hush and senior Maggie Wilson took Yumi Matsuto and Maggie Remynse to a tiebreaker, winning 9-8 (7-4).

Rachael Hush was the first singles match to finish, tallying a 6-1, 6-2 win over Jill Pastunink at the No. 4 spot. The point was the last of the match for Marquette.

Sophomore Paola Calderon challenged reigning second-team All-MAC selection Emily Dudzik at the No. 1 singles position, taking it to three sets, but couldn't close out the point after winning the first. Freshman Kelly Barry played Maggie Remynse to three sets, and was able to win the second one, 6-2. Ruiz nearly took the No. 5 singles point, falling in a tiebreaker in the first set, and 6-4 in the second. The Broncos improve to 6-2.

The Golden Eagles return to Milwaukee, Wis. to face Illinois State and Green Bay in Valentine's Day action Sunday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.

Western Michigan 5, Marquette 2


1. Rachael Hush/Christina Ruiz (MARQ) def. Emily Dudzik/Jill Pastunink (WMU) 9-7

2. Amanda Moccia/April Kerr (WMU) def. Paola Calderon/Olga Fischer (MARQ) 8-5



3. Gillian Hush/Maggie Wilson (MARQ) def. Yumi Matsuto/Maggie Remynse (WMU) 9-8 (7-4)

Order of finish: 2, 1, 3


1. Emily Dudzik (WMU) def. Paola Calderon (MARQ) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

2. Amanda Moccia (WMU) def. Olga Fischer (MARQ) 6-0, 6-3

3. Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. Kelly Barry (MARQ) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

4. Rachael Hush (MARQ) def. Jill Pastunink (WMU) 6-1, 6-2

5. Maria Nivia (WMU) def. Christina Ruiz (MARQ) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4

6. Yumi Matsuto (WMU) def. Gillian Hush (MARQ) 6-2, 6-4

Order of finish: 4, 2, 6, 3, 5, 1


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