Golden Eagles Fall Short at UCF, 4-3

March 16, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla. - Despite a strong start by claiming the doubles point, the Marquette University women's tennis team fell short at UCF, 4-3, Wednesday afternoon. The loss puts MU at 9-6 overall on the season.

The Golden Eagles stormed out to a 1-0 lead by securing the doubles points with victories at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. The No. 1 doubles tandem of Christina Ruiz and Rachael Hush pulled out a 9-7 win over Genevieve Lorbergs and Courtney Griffin, while the No. 2 pair of Olga Fischer and Rocio Diaz took care of Jenny Frisell and Alexis Rodriguez, 8-4.

In singles play, the Knights won four straight singles matches at Nos. 2, 3, 5 and 6 to claim the team win. Frisell clinched the win for UCF with her three-set win over Fischer, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 2.

Kelly Barry and Paola Calderon each registered singles wins for the Golden Eagles. Barry defeated Alexis Rodriguez, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, at No. 1 and Calderon rallied after a 7-5 first set loss, to win the next two sets 6-3, 6-3 at No. 4.

The Golden Eagles will be back in action on Saturday, March 26 at Louisville. Doubles play is set to begin at Noon ET/11 a.m. CT.

UCF 4, Marquette 3

1. Christina Ruiz/Rachael Hush (MAR) def. Genevieve Lorbergs/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 9-7
2. Olga Fischer/Rocio Diaz (MAR) def. Jenny Frisell/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 8-4
3. Andrea Yacaman/Taylor Dubins (UCF) def. Chelsea Utting/Gillian Hush (MAR) 8-3

1. Kelly Barry (MAR) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
2. Jenny Frisell (UCF) def. Olga Fischer (MAR) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
3. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Gillian Hush (MAR) 0-6, 6-1, 7-5
4. Paola Calderon (MAR) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
5. Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Chelsea Utting (MAR) 6-3, 6-0
6. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Christina Ruiz (MAR) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)




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