Marquette Falls at No. 27 Rice, 6-1
March 16, 2012
HOUSTON, Texas - The Marquette University women's tennis team completed its Texas road trip with a 6-1 loss at No. 27 Rice Friday afternoon at the Jake Hess Tennis Stadium.
Ana Pimienta collected MU's lone point with her 2-6, 6-2, 10-6 win over Stephanie Nguyen at No. 6.
The Owls took the early lead winning two of three doubles matches. The No. 2 tandem of Ana Pimienta and Rocio Diaz helped Marquette avoid the doubles sweep by defeating Katie Gater and Ana Guzman, 8-5.
Rice secured its ninth win of the season following singles wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5. After Pimienta earned her win at No. 6, Ali Dawson, Diaz and Vanessa Foltinger had strong showings in their respective singles matches despite not being able to record the win.
Diaz fell 6-3, 7-5 to Gater at No. 3, Dawson dropped 6-4, 7-5 at No. 4 to Guzman and Foltinger lost 7-5, 6-2 to Kimberly Anicete at No. 5.
The Golden Eagles will be back in action at Helfaer Tennis Stadium on Friday, March 23 at 4 p.m.
No. 27 Rice 6, Marquette 1
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