Golden Eagles Fly Past Illinois State, 5-2

Vanessa Foltinger

March 23, 2012

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's tennis team won the doubles point and four singles matches en route to a 5-2 decision over Illinois State Friday evening at Helfaer Tennis Stadium. The Golden Eagles improve to 10-5 overall.

Marquette clinched the doubles point in dramatic fashion when the No. 2 duo of Ana Pimienta and Rocio Diaz won the final two points of the match to top Ariane Maack and Phyllis Tigges, 9-7. Gillian Hush and Olga Fischer was the other tandem to come away victorious as they defeated Aniko Kiss and Emmie Marx, 8-4 at No. 1.

In singles action, Vanessa Foltinger was the first Golden Eagle off the court after she cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Hannah Esker at No. 6 singles.

After Fischer fell 6-3, 6-4, to Kiss at No. 1, Diaz and Ali Dawson each won their respective matches to secure the match win for the Golden Eagles. Diaz took down Tigges, 6-3, 7-5, and Dawson held on for a 6-0, 7-5 win over Carolina Abello.

Rounding out the scoring for MU was Ana Pimienta with her come-from-behind effort to defeat Stefanie Youngberg, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-0) at No. 5.

The Golden Eagles will close out the weekend at No. 17 Notre Dame on Sunday. Doubles play is set to begin at 11 am. CT.

Marquette 5, Illinois State 2

1. Gillian Hush/Olga Fischer (MARQ) def. Aniko Kiss/Emmie Marx (ILLST) 8-4
2. Ana Pimienta/Rocio Diaz (MARQ) def. Ariane Maack/Phyllis Tigges (ILLST) 9-7
3. Stefanie Youngberg/Hannah Esker (ILLST) def. Kristina Radan/Ali Dawson (MARQ) 8-3

1. Aniko Kiss (ILLST) vs. Olga Fischer (MARQ), 6-3, 6-4
2. Emmie Marx (ILLST) def. Gillian Hush (MARQ), 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
3. Rocio Diaz (MARQ) def. Phyllis Tigges (ILLST), 6-3, 7-5
4. Ali Dawson (MARQ) def. Carolina Abello (ILLST) 6-0, 7-5
5. Ana Pimienta (MARQ) def. Stefanie Youngberg (ILLST) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-0)
6. Vanessa Foltinger (MARQ) def. Hannah Esker (ILLST), 6-0, 6-2
Order of finish: 6, 1, 4, 3, 2, 5




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