Women's Tennis Falls To IU, 5-2

Courtney Hebard won her singles match in straight sets Sunday morning, 6-2, 6-3
Feb. 28, 2016

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's tennis team was unable to overcome an early hole, falling to Indiana, 5-2, Sunday morning in Bloomington, Indiana at the IU Tennis Center.

"Our girls played well today and I saw some good Improvements from the way we played the last few matches," said head coach Jody Bronson. "We were close to a victory and had opportunities to win which we need to capitalize on."

The Hoosiers (8-3) opened an early lead on the strength of their doubles play, topping the Golden Eagles (5-4) in both official matches. The lone unofficial match involved the dominant doubles duo of Silvia Ambrosio and Erin Gebes, which was called at 4-4, after the IU victory had been decided. The squad has claimed 12 of its last 14 official decisions.

Ambrosio, however, was able to claim her singles match, dispatching IU's Paula Gutierrez in three sets (6-3, 4-6, 6-3). Courtney Hebard was the other MU individual to claim a singles victory, besting Danielle Wolf in straight sets (6-2, 6-3).

"I am glad Courtney (Hebard) and Silvia (Ambrosio) won today as they have been able to improve on the things we have been working on in training," said Bronson.

Leoni Daems was able to force a third set in her matchup, before Kim Schmider defeated her, 6-4, in the third to claim the win.

Even with the day's result, MU still owns a cumulative 36-18 (.667) in singles play during its dual season.

The Golden Eagles return to campus this week for practice, before traveling to Des Moines, Iowa on March 5 to take on Drake. Following its matchup with Drake, Marquette will host Illinois State and Butler for a two-match home stand.




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