Golden Eagles Notch Win Over No. 68 Binghamton, Fall to Cornell

March 7, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. -

In Ithaca, N.Y. this weekend, the Marquette women's tennis team fell Saturday to Cornell, 4-3, but rebounded to defeat No. 68 Binghamton, 5-2, on Sunday.

Against Cornell, the Golden Eagles (9-7) were able to win the doubles point, as juniors Christina Ruiz and Rachael Hush claimed the victory at the No. 1 spot as sophomores Gillian Hush and Calderon did the same at No. 3 doubles.

In singles play, sophomore Olga Fischer, and Gillian Hush earned wins for Marquette. Fischer defeated Cornell's Sanchez at No. 3, 7-6, 6-4, and Hush easily handled Dumitrescu, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 6.

MU handed Binghamton (7-1) its first loss of the season on Sunday in Ithaca. Ranked No. 68 entering the match, Marquette opened the match claiming the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 before taking four of the six singles matches.

Fischer, Ruiz, Gillian Hush and Kelly Barry claimed singles points for the Golden Eagles.

Marquette will be in action in California over spring break, taking on San Jose State, San Francisco and Santa Clara over a five-day span.

Cornell 4, Marquette 3

Doubles:

1. R. Hush/Ruiz (MARQ) def. Sanchez/Sullivan (CU) 8-5

2. O'Neil/Ordway (CU) def. Fischer/Wilson (MARQ) 8-5

3.G. Hush/Calderon (MARQ) def. Dumitrescu/Lim (CU) 8-4

Singles:

1. Ordway (CU) def. Calderon (MARQ) 6-1, 6-3

2.Lim (CU) def. Barry (MARQ) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

3. Fischer (MARQ) def. Sanchez (CU) 7-6, 6-4

4. O'Neil (CU) def. R. Hush (M) 6-3, 6-4


 

 

5. Sullivan (CU) def. Ruiz (M) 6-1, 6-4

6. G. Hush (MARQ) def. Dumitrescu (CU) 6-1, 6-1

Marquette 5, No. 68 Binghamton 2

Doubles:

1. Ruiz/R .Hush (MARQ) def. Santos/Bates (BING) 8-3

2. Edelman/Bykovaskaya (BING) def. Fisher/Wilson (MARQ) 8-4

3. G. Hush/Calderon (MARQ) def. Smirnova/Gone (BING) 9-8 (5)

Singles:

1. Lauren Bates (BING) def. Paola Calderon (MARQ) 6-0, 6-3

2. Olga Fischer (MARQ) def. Yulia Smirnova (BING) 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-1

3. Kelly Barry (MARQ) def. Jillian Santos (BING) 7-6, 6-7 6-3

4. Anna Edelman (BING) def. Rachael Hush (MARQ) 6-2, 6-4

5. Christina Ruiz (MARQ) def. Marina Bykovskaya (BING) 6-4, 6-1

6. Gillian Hush (MARQ) def. Basak Gone (BING) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

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