No. 31 Oklahoma Defeats Marquette, 5-2

April 1, 2010

NORMAN, Okla. - The Marquette women's tennis team fell short of an upset Thursday as No. 31 Oklahoma topped Marquette, 5-2. Gillian Hush recorded MU's lone singles win.

The Golden Eagles got on the board early by claiming the doubles point. Rachael Hush and Christina Ruiz registered their 24th win of the season by downing No. 27 Ana-MariaConstantinescu and Teona Tsertsvadze at No. 1. It is the highest ranked team the duo has defeated all season. Gillian Hush and Paola Calderon also claimed victory at No. 3 by taking out Connelly and Kristina Radan at No. 3.

"I was so proud of all of my doubles teams. They stepped it up today. Everyone played very smart and very intense. The fight was there in singles play and it's just too bad we couldn't pull it out," said head coach Jody Bronson.  

Oklahoma proved too much to handle in singles play with five of six wins. Gillian Hush defeated Tara Eckel, 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (4) to mark the only singles win the Golden Eagles tallied.

Marquette will be back in action on Saturday at Wichita State at 6 p.m.

No. 31 Oklahoma 5, Marquette 2

1. Hush, R./Ruiz (MU) def. No. 29 Constantinescu/Tsertsvadze (OU), 9-7
2. Eckel/Huet (OU) def. Fischer/Wilson (MU), 8-4
3. Hush, G./Calderon (MU) def. Connelly/Radan (OU), 9-8(5)
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1


1. No. 93 Ana-Maria Constantinescu (OU) def. Paola Calderon (MU), 6-2, 6-1
2. Marie-PierHuet (OU) def. Olga Fischer (MU) 7-6(5), 6-2
3.TeonaTsertsvadze (OU) def. Kelly Barry (MU), 6-0, 6-2
4. MariaKalashnikova (OU) def. Christina Ruiz (MU), 6-3, 6-2
5. KristinaRadan (OU) def. Rachael Hush (MU), 7-5, 6-3
6. Gillian Hush (MU) def. TaraEckel (OU) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (4)
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 4, 5*, 2, 6





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