Golden Eagles Edge Houston, 4-3

Rocio Diaz

March 14, 2012

HOUSTON, Texas - The Marquette University women's tennis team snapped its two-game skid Thursday afternoon as it topped Houston, 4-3, at John E. Hoff Courts. Gillian Hush, Olga Fischer and Rocio Diaz each collected singles wins as Golden Eagles move to 9-4 overall.

Marquette captured the early edge by winning two of three doubles matches at No. 2 and No. 3. Ana Pimienta and Diaz took down Laura Ring and Liselot Koenen, 8-5, at No. 2 doubles, while Tina Radan and Ali Dawson secured the first point of the day with a 9-8 (5) win over Charlotte Phillips and Jo Garvey.

In singles play, Marquette earned the first two points to take a commanding 3-0 lead. Hush won her first set 6-0 before Bryony Hunter was forced to retire at No. 2. Fischer ended Giorgia Pozzan's eight-match win streak with her 6-4, 6-2 decision at No. 1.

Radan fell 6-3, 6-4 at No. 6 to Maia Kazimieruk, which gave Houston its first point of the day (3-1), but Diaz decided the match with her win at No. 3. Diaz rallied after dropping her first set, 6-2, to win her second and third sets both by 6-2 scores and defeat Celia Fraser.

The Golden Eagles finish their Texas road trip at Rice on Friday. Doubles play will begin at 2 p.m.

Marquette 4, Houston 3

1. Olga Fischer (MU) def. Giorgia Pozzan (UH), 6-4, 6-2
2. Gillian Hush (MU) def. Bryony Hunter (UH), 6-0, 2-1, ret.
3. Rocio Diaz (MU) def. Celia Fraser (UH), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
4. Charlotte Phillips (UH) def. Ali Dawson (MU), 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
5. Liselot Koenen (UH) def. Ana Pimienta (MU), 7-6(6), 2-6, 10-7
6. Maja Kazimieruk (UH) def. Kristina Radan (MU), 6-3, 6-4
Order of Finish: 2,1,6,3*,4,5



1. Hunter/Pozzan (UH) def. Fischer/Hush (MU), 8-6
2. Pimienta/Diaz (MU) def. Ring/Koenen (UH), 8-5
3. Radan/Dawson (MU) def. Garvey/Phillips (UH), 9-8(5)
Order of Finish: 1,2,3*
*Clinching point


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