Women's Tennis Defeats Miami (Ohio), 5-2

March 3, 2010

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette women's tennis team won the doubles point and never looked back as it took down Miami (Ohio) Wednesday afternoon, 5-2, at the Helfaer Tennis Center. With the win, the Golden Eagles improve to 9-6 overall on the season.

The Golden Eagles came out energized and pulled out the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 to go ahead 1-0. After the No. 2 duo of Maggie Wilson and Olga Fischer fell 8-1, Christina Ruiz and Rachael Hush beat Stephanie Danesis and Megan Martzolf, 8-4, at No. 1. Paola Calderon and Gillian Hush held on to defeat Reikie Honiball and Cara Wald at No. 3, 9-8 (4) to secure the first point of the day.

The Golden Eagles' energy carried over to singles play as it jumped out to a 3-1 lead thanks to wins at No. 5 and No. 6. Ruiz was the first Golden Eagle off the court as she took care of Britney Larson, 6-2, 6-2. Reigning BIG EAST Player of the Week Gillian Hush followed with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Wald at No. 6.

Kelly Barry sealed the victory with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Danesis at No. 2.



Rachael Hush earned the Gold Eagles' fifth and final point of the day as she downed Honiball, 6-4, 7-6 at No. 4.

The Golden Eagles will open a seven-match road trip Saturday, March 6 at Cornell. Doubles play in Ithaca, N.Y. will begin at 11 a.m. CT.

Marquette 5, Miami (Ohio) 2

1. Christina Ruiz/Rachael Hush (MARQ) def. Stephanie Danesis/Megan Martzolf (MIA) 8-4
2. Britney Larson/Anastasia Dracheva (MIA) def. Maggie Wilson/Olga Fischer (MARQ), 8-1
3. Paola Calderon/Gillian Hush (MARQ) def. Riekie Honiball/Cara Wald (MIA), 9-8 (4)

1. Dracheve (MIA) def. Calderon (MARQ) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
2. Kelly Barry (MARQ) def. Danesis (MIA) 6-4, 6-4
3. Martzolf (MIA) def. Fischer (MARQ) 6-2, 6-7 (11-9)
4. R. Hush (MARQ) def. Honiball (MIA) 6-4, 7-6
5. Ruiz (MARQ) def. Larson (MIA) 6-2, 6-2
6. G. Hush (MARQ) def. Wald (MIA) 6-3, 6-1


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