Marquette Falls at Rutgers, 5-2

Ana Pimienta fought hard to win her singles match

March 1, 2013


The Marquette women’s tennis team (9-5) dropped a hard-fought match at fellow BIG EAST opponent Rutgers on Friday at the East Brunswick Racquet Club.

Junior Rocio Diaz and sophomore Ali Dawson fell at No. 1 doubles, 8-2, while freshmen Aleeza Kanner and Aina Hernandez Soler dropped their doubles point, 8-4. Sophomore Ana Pimienta and freshman Erin Gebes did not finish at No. 2 singles, but had played to 8-8.

Pimienta fought hard to win at No. 1 singles after falling in her first set, 7-5.  She bounced back with a 7-5 decision and a marathon 14-12 score to earn a point for MU. Dawson won her singles flight over Mariam Zein, 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.

Marquette will travel to former conference foe, West Virginia on Sunday, March 3 at 10 a.m. CT.


No. 1: Ana Pimienta (MU) def. Vanessa Petrini (RU), 7-5, 5-7, 12-14
No. 2: Gina Li (RU) def. Rocio Diaz (MU), 6-0, 6-2
No. 3: Ali Dawson (MU) def. Mariam Zein (RU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-10
No. 4: Lindsey Kayati (RU) def. Erin Gebes (MU), 6-3, 6-3
No; 5: Noor Judeh (RU) def. Laia Hernandez Soler (MU), 6-4, 7-5
No. 6: Lindsay Balsamo (RU) def. Aleeza Kanner (MU), 6-2, 6-2




No. 1: Petrini/Li (RU) def. Dawson/Diaz (MU), 8-2
No. 2: Zein/Kayati (RU) vs. Pimienta/Gebes (MU), 8-8 (DNF)
No. 3: Balsamo/Judeh (RU) def. Kanner/Aina Hernandez Soler (MU), 8-4



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