No. 73 Marquette Defeats Toledo, 6-1
Feb. 13, 2009
MILWAUKEE - The No. 73 Marquette women's tennis team, ranked nationally for the first time since the 1999-00 season, stayed on their winning course with a 6-1 win over Toledo on Friday night in Milwaukee. The victory brings the Golden Eagles to a 7-3 overall record (1-0 BIG EAST).
The Golden Eagles began Friday night by capturing the doubles point to go ahead 1-0 for the night. The duos of Christina Ruiz-Robin Metzler and the Hush sisters each posted wins, 8-4 and 8-2, respectively.
Momentum from the doubles win carried into singles play, as sophomore Moore easily handled Toledo's Jessica Azoulay, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6.
Olga Fischer tallied her sixth consecutive singles win with a convincing 6-1, 6-0 victory over Ashley Frey from the No. 2 singles position.
Marquette's lone senior, Metzler, stepped up for her team at the No. 5 slot, posting 6-1 and 6-2 scores against the Rockets' Jenny Belsky.
No. 4 sophomore Rachael Hush, last season's leader in singles wins, added to this season's record with a 6-1, 6-3 win against Nadia Zoubareva.
Toledo earned their lone point of the match with Maha Guirguis tallying a 7-5, 6-3 win over sophomore Ruiz at the No. 3 spot. Guirguis is 6-0 from the No. 3 singles spot this season.
All eyes were focused on the action on court one, as freshman Calderon battled with Toledo's Martina Wodzinski. Calderon dropped the first set, 5-7, but then rallied during two tiebreakers to capture the win at No. 1. The two traded points until the score was tied 6-6, when Calderon won the first tiebreaker to go ahead, 7-6. In their third set, Calderon was focused, jumping out to an early lead and eventually holding off a Rockets rally to win the third set 10-8.
The match drops the Rockets to 4-4 overall.
The No. 73 Golden Eagles will host Illinois State on Sunday, Feb. 15 at noon in the midst of a seven-match homestand.
Marquette 6, Toledo 1
No. 1: Martina Wodzinski/Maha Guirguis (UT) def. Paola Calderon/Kylie Moore (MARQ), 8-4
No. 2: Christina Ruiz/Robin Metzler (MARQ) def. Ashley Frey/Nadia Zoubareva (UT), 8-4
No. 3: Rachael Hush/Gillian Hush (MARQ) def. Melissa Reynolds/Jenny Belsky (UT), 8-2
No. 1: Paola Calderon (MARQ) def. Martina Wodzinski (UT), 5-7, 7-6, 10-8
No. 2: Olga Fischer (MARQ) def. Ashley Frey (UT), 6-1, 6-0
No. 3: Maha Guirgius (UT) def. Christina Ruiz (MARQ), 7-5, 6-3
No. 4: Rachael Hush (MARQ) def. Nadia Zoubareva (UT), 6-1, 6-3
No. 5: Robin Metzler (MARQ) def. Jenny Belsky (UT), 6-1, 6-2
No. 6: Kylie Moore (MARQ) def. Jessica Azoulay (UT), 6-0, 6-0
Order of singles finish: 6, 2, 5, 4, 3, 1
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