Women's Tennis Falls at Iowa, 6-1, Friday Afternoon

Feb. 19, 2010

IOWA CITY -

In the Hawkeye State Friday afternoon, Marquette women's tennis fell to Iowa, 6-1. The Golden Eagles (7-4) will face Iowa State at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Iowa (4-1) took the doubles point, winning at the No. 2 and 3 spots as juniors Rachael Hush and Christina Ruiz forced the match at No. 1 into a tiebreaker. Their loss is just the third of the season in doubles play.

Freshman Kelly Barry was the lone Marquette player to tally a singles win on Friday. Barry defeated Iowa's Merel Beelen, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 at No. 3.

Ruiz came within two in the first set at No. 5, falling 6-4, but was unable to stay close in the second, falling 6-1. Sophomore Gillian Hush's loss at No. 6 was only her third of the season in singles action, as she falls to 8-3 in dual action.

Marquette plays Iowa State tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. on a neutral site in Iowa City. ISU enters the match Saturday 3-2 overall. Marquette owns the all-time series, 4-0.  

Doubles

1. Molnar/Poggensee-Wei (Iowa) def. R. Hush/Ruiz (Marquette) 8-7(7-1)

2. Klockenga/Young (Iowa) def. Calderon/Fischer (Marquette) 8-6

3. Beelen/Chmelarova (Iowa) def. G. Hush/Wilson (Marquette) 8-5

Order of finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles

1. Sonja Molnar (Iowa) def. Paola Calderon (Marquette) 6-2, 6-1

2. Lynne Poggensee-Wei (Iowa) def. Olga Fischer (Marquette) 6-3

3. Kelly Barry (Marquette) def. Merel Beelen (Iowa) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

4. Jessica Young (Iowa) def. Rachael Hush (Marquette) 6-0, 6-4


 

 

5. Kelcie Klockenga (Iowa) def. Christina Ruiz (Marquette) 6-4, 6-1

6. Alexis Dorr (Iowa) def. Gillian Hush (Marquette) 6-1, 6-3

Exhibition: Ally Majercik (Iowa) def. Elly Strother (Marquette) 6-4, 6-1

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

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