Marquette Sweeps Illinois State, 7-0
March 21, 2014
MILWAUKEE--The Marquette women's tennis team got back to winning ways on Friday afternoon with a 7-0 sweep over Illinois State in the first match of a doubleheader at Helfaer Tennis Stadium.
Excellent play began in doubles action as Marquette (7-6) swept each match. Junior Ali Dawson and sophomore Laia Hernandez Soler earned an 8-7 (2) victory at the No. 1 spot, while senior Rocio Diaz and sophomore Erin Gebes improved to 6-2 this season at No. 2 doubles as the tandem turned in an 8-3 victory. On the No. 3 court, junior Ana Pimienta and sophomore Aina Hernandez Soler recorded an 8-2 decision.
Pimienta fought hard in No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 2-6, 10-6 win over Phyllis Tigges, while Dawson improved to 3-3 this year at No. 2 singles with her 6-2, 6-1 victory. Gebes was perfect in the No. 3 slot, 6-0, 6-0, over Carolina Abello, while junior Vanessa Foltinger stayed strong and escaped with a 7-6, 7-5 decision at No. 4 singles. Both Laia and Aina Hernandez Soler came away with wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively.
MU is back on the court this evening hosting IUPUI at 7 p.m. CT.