MU Downs Western Michigan and Milwaukee

Feb. 13, 2011

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's tennis team went 2-0 on Sunday with a 4-3 win over Western Michigan and a 7-0 win over Milwaukee. With the wins, the Golden Eagles win their third straight match and improve to 4-3 overall in dual play.

"I am so proud of my team," said head coach Jody Bronson. "We beat two teams this weekend (Iowa State and Western Michigan) that we lost to last season. It was a total team effort. It was a close match against Western Michigan, we knew it would be. We lost the first set in every single match and fought back and won. We never thought we were out of the match and fought for those wins. That goes to show the fight in this team."

It was a hard fought match against the Broncos, and the Golden Eagles went ahead early by winning two of three doubles matches en route to the doubles point.

Christina Ruiz and Rachael Hush took down Amanda Moccia and April Kerr, 8-2, at No. 1 doubles. Paola Calderon and Rocio Diaz clinched the first point of the day with a 9-7 win over Maria Nivia and Nini Sujashvili at No. 2.

The Broncos went ahead 2-1 with wins at No.2 and No. 3 singles. Kelly Barry tied the score with her three-set victory over Maggie Remynse at No. 1, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1, while Chelsea Utting put MU up, 3-2, with her defeat of April Kerr, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 6 singles. The Golden Eagles clinched the win with Gillian Hush's win at No. 4 over Sujashvili, 6-7 (9), 6-3, 6-2.

Marquette continued its stellar play against Milwaukee by sweeping the doubles point. Rachael Hush and Ruiz earned their second win of the day at No. 1 doubles by defeating Maddy Soule and Kelly Fritz, 8-3.

In singles play, Olga Fischer and Barry had their way with their Panther counterparts claiming wins at No. 1 and No. 2. Rocio Diaz secured the victory with her win over Kristin Kurer at No. 6, 6-2, 6-0.

The Golden Eagles will be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 19 against Iowa. Doubles play will begin at 10 a.m.

Marquette 4, Western Michigan 3

No. 1 Christina Ruiz/Rachael Hush (MU) def. Amanda Moccia/April Kerr (WMU), 8-2
No. 2 Paola Calderon/Rocio Diaz (MU) def. Maria Nivia/Nini Sujashvili (WMU), 9-7
No. 3 Jill Pastunink/Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. Gillian Hush/Chelsey Utting, 8-5
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2

No. 1 Kelly Barry (MU) def Maggie Remynse (WMU), 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 No. 2 Maria Nivia (WMU) def. Olga Fischer (MU), 6-4, 6-1 No. 3 Rachel Denny (WMU) def. Paola Calderon (MU) 6-3, 6-3 No. 4Gillian Hush (MU) def. Nini Sujashvili 6-7 (9), 6-3, 6-2 No. 5 Amanda Moccia (WMU) def. Christina Ruiz (MU) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 No. 6 Chelsea Utting (MU) def. April Kerr (WMU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1, 6, 5, 4

Marquette 7, Milwaukee 0

1. Rachel Hush/Christina Ruiz (MU) def. Maddy Soule/Kelly Fritz (UWM), 8-3
2. Gillian Hush and Chelsea Utting (MU) def. Beth Ganser/Megan Gow (UWM), 8-1
3. Kelly Barry and Olga Fischer def. Brittany Skemp/Sammi Schoen (UWM), 8-2

1. Olga Fischer (MU) def. Maddy Soule (UWM), 6-1, 6-2
2. Kelly Barry (MU) def. Kelly Fritz (UWM), 6-1, 6-1
3. Gillian Hush (MU) def. Sammi Schoen (UWM), 6-0, 6-4
4. Paola Calderon (MU) def. Megan Gow (UWM), 6-2, 6-3
5. Chelsea Utting (MU) def. Brittany Skemp (UWM), 6-1, 5-7, 10-5
6. Rocia Diaz (MU) def. Kristin Kurer (UWM), 6-2, 6-0
Order of finish: 2, 1, 6, 3, 4, 5




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