Marquette Defeats Illinois State, 6-1 on Sunday

Erin Gebes claimed another singles victory

March 24, 2013


The Marquette women’s tennis team (10-8) got back to winning ways on Sunday afternoon with a commanding 6-1 victory over Illinois State at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

The win snapped a five-match losing streak for the Golden Eagles and was the first home match they have played since Feb. 17.

“It was a great win today,” head coach Jody Bronson said.  “We started strong with a doubles win and fought tough during singles to win the match 6-1.  I am very proud of our team today.”

MU dominated in doubles action with victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, which claimed the point.

Freshman Erin Gebes continued her hot streak with a victory at No. 2 singles over Phyllis Tigges, 6-2, 6-2.  Gebes has now won 13 of her last 15 singles matches. Classmate Aina Hernandez Soler fought back after dropping her second set and claimed a 6-2, 6-7, 7-3 victory in the fourth position to give Marquette another point.

The Golden Eagles will head back on the road on Saturday, March 30 when they take on USF in conference action. The match is slated to begin at 10 a.m. CT.

Marquette 6, Illinois State 1

Kadi Ilves/Phyllis Tigges (ISU) def. Ali Dawson/Aina Hernandez Soler (MU), 8-3
Rocio Diaz/Aleeza Kanner (MU) def. Emmie Marx/Ashton Nisbet (ISU), 8-3
Erin Gebes/Ana Pimienta (MU) def. Carolina Abello/Stefanie Youngberg (ISU), 8-2

Marx (ISU) def. Pimienta (MU), 6-3, 6-4
Gebes (MU) def. Tigges (ISU), 6-2, 6-2
Diaz (MU) def. Abello (ISU), 6-3, 2-5 (DNF)
A. Hernandez Soler (MU) def. Ilves (ISU), 6-2, 6-7, 7-3
Dawson (MU) def. Youngberg (ISU), 7-6, 6-3
Laia Hernandez Soler (MU) def. Heather Nisbet (ISU), 7-5, 6-0




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