Marquette Shuts Out St. John's and Wright State

March 28, 2009

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette women's tennis team capped the home portion of its schedule with a pair of 7-0 wins over St. John's and Wright State Saturday at Helfaer Tennis Stadium. The wins help Marquette to improve to 15-6 overall on the season, 5-0 in BIG EAST Play.

"It is always great win two matches in a day, 7-0," said Bronson. We got a lot of players involved, and it was great that we played well this weekend. We will need to carry this over to next weekend at DePaul and Notre Dame."

The two wins also give head coach Jody Bronson 297 career victories and thus Marquette's all-time wins leader across all sports. Bronson is 297-264 over 24 seasons at Marquette.

"I have never been in for anything other than the kids. I love what I do and watch these kids come in as freshman and leave as seniors. I love being around them every day and love Marquette. To me those are the two reasons why I am here," said Bronson.

The Golden Eagles started strong against the Red Storm cruising to the doubles point. The Hush sister tandem at No. 3 doubles and sophomore Christina Ruiz and Metzler at No. 3 each earned 8-1 wins over their St. John's counterparts. The duo of freshman Paola Calderon and sophomore Kylie Moore wrapped up the first team point of the day with an 8-6 win over Yonkus and Zwirbulis.

The Golden Eagles continued to roll in singles play as five of six Golden Eagles won their matches in straight sets en route to the 7-0 victory.

Later in the day against Wright State, it was much of the same dominance with Marquette surrendering only four sets in doubles action and 12 sets in singles play.



Metzler, who was honored in a pre-match senior night ceremony, and Gillian Hush each won their matches at No. 4 and No. 5 respectively 6-0, 6-0. Sophomore Rachael Hush took care of Kenisha Webb, 6-1, 6-0, while Elly Strother defeated Kelsey Miles, 6-0, 6-2.

"Robin has been an unbelievable competitor. She is someone who is just going to grind it everyday and she has set that tone since she got here. She has been a great example for everyone in the program. Not only has everyone seen what she has gone through with all of her injuries, but she didn't even think about not competing. She has really grown a lot as a person and has become a really good leader."

Calderon and classmate Olga Fischer were victorious at the top two slots, 6-1, 6-4 and 6-2, 6-2, respectively.

The Golden Eagles will play at DePaul Saturday, April 4, at 1 p.m.

Marquette 7, St. John's 0

1. Calderon/Moore (MARQ) def. Yonkus/Zwirbulis (STJ) 8-6
2. Ruiz/Metzler (MARQ) def. Gasiunaite/Aleksova (STJ) 8-1
3. R. Hush/G. Hush (MARQ) def. Mikhaylova/Austin (STJ) 8-1

1. Paola Calderon (MARQ) def. Ira Aleksova (STJ) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (10-0)
2. Olga Fischer (MARQ) def. Gabija Gasiunaite (STJ) 6-4, 6-0
3. Kylie Moore (MARQ) def. Ksenia Mikhaylova (STJ) 6-1, 6-1
4. Rachael Hush (MARQ) def. Ece Firat (STJ) 6-1, 7-5
5. Robin Metzler (MARQ) def. Nakita Austin (STJ) 6-3, 6-4
6. Gillian Hush (MARQ) def. Jenny Yonkus (STJ) 6-3, 6-2

Marquette 7, Wright State 0

1. Calderon/Moore (MARQ) def. Webb/Peresetsky (WSU) 8-2
2. Fischer/Metzler (MARQ) def. Presti/Garrett (WSU) 8-1
3. G. Hush/Wilson (MARQ) def. Capozziello/Miles (WSU) 8-1

1. Paola Calderon (MARQ) def. Karina Presti (WSU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Olga Fischer (MARQ) def. Masha Peresetsky (WSU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Rachael Hush (MARQ) def. Kenisha Webb (WSU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Robin Metzler (MARQ) def. Jackie Garrett (WSU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Gillian Hush (MARQ) def. Monica Capozziello (WSU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Elly Strother (MARQ) def. Kelsey Miles (WSU) 6-0, 6-2


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