Marquette Handles Connecticut, 6-1

April 8, 2011

STORRS, Conn. - The Marquette University women's tennis team won all three doubles matches and five of six singles matches en route to a 6-1 defeat of Connecticut Friday afternoon at the Connecticut Tennis Courts. The win is Marquette's fifth straight and helps it improve to 15-7 overall.

The Golden Eagles made quick work of the Huskies in doubles play and clinched the first point of the day with an 8-0 win at No. 2 by Olga Fischer and Rocio Diaz and an 8-1 win at No. 3 by Gillian Hush and Chelsea Utting.

Christina Ruiz and Rachael Hush teamed up to win their ninth straight at No. 1 doubles, an 8-5 decision over Jennifer Learmonth and Emily Herb.

In singles play, Marquette went ahead 3-0 after Diaz and Utting downed their respective Connecticut counterparts in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. Kelly Barry secured the match win when she took down Emily Herb, 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2.

Ruiz and Fischer capped the team win with their wins at No. 4 and No. 1, respectively. Ruiz defeated Abby McKeon, 6-1, 6-1, and Fischer took care of Learmonth, 6-3, 6-4.

The Golden Eagles will be back in action Saturday as they take on West Virginia and Providence.

Marquette 6, Connecticut 1

1. Christina Ruiz/Rachael Hush (MU) def. Jennifer Learmonth/Emily Herb (UConn), 8-5
2. Olga Fischer/Rocio Diaz (MU) def. Abby McKeon/Alexa Gregory (UConn), 8-0
3. Gillian Hush/Chelsea Utting (MU) def. Marie Gargiulo/Lucy Nutting (UConn), 8-1
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1

1. Olga Fischer (MU) def. Jennifer Learmonth (UConn), 6-3, 6-4
2. Kelly Barry (MU) def. Emily Herb (UConn), 6-1, 6-4
3. Alexa Gregory (UConn) def. Gillian Hush (MU), 6-4, 6-2
4. Christina Ruiz (MU) def. Abby McKeon (UConn), 6-1, 6-1
5. Chelsea Utting (MU) def. Lauren Wilmarth (UConn), 6-1, 6-1
6. Rocio Diaz (MU) def. Lucy Nutting (UConn), 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: 6, 5, 2, 4, 1, 3




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