Marquette Tops West Virginia, 5-2

April 9, 2011

 

 

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's tennis team extended its winning streak to six straight with a 5-2 victory over West Virginia Saturday morning at the Connecticut Tennis Courts in Storrs, Conn.

 

The Golden Eagles (16-7) rallied from down three points in doubles play at the No. 1 and 3 spots to go on and sweep all the matches and capture the doubles point, which give MU an early 1-0 lead.

 

West Virginia's (7-12) only points came from victories at the No. 2 and 3 spots in singles play.  Marquette clinched the match with four wins in singles competition. Senior Rachael Hush won at the No. 4 spot in a  tight, 7-6(5), 7-5, match against West Virginia's Veronica Cardenas. Chelsea Utting sealed the victory for the Golden Eagles by beating Ashley Pilsbury, 6-2, 6-0, in the No. 5 slot.

 

The Golden Eagles will cap the weekend at Providence Saturday afternoon. 

Marquette 5, West Virginia 2

 

Doubles
1. Christina Ruiz/Rachael Hush (MU) def. Mary Chupa/Emily Mathis (WVU), 8-7 (5)
2. Olga Fischer/Rocio Diaz (MU) def. Veronica Cardenas/Liv Pettersson (WVU), 8-4
3. Gillian Hush/Chelsea Utting (MU) def. Ashley Pilsbury/Melis Tanik (WVU), 8-4


 

 

 

Singles
1. Olga Fischer def. Melis Tanik, 6-3, 5-7, 6-0
2. Emily Mathis (WVU) def. Kelly Barry (MU), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 3-0 default
3. Mary Chupa (WVU) def. Gillian Hush (MU), 6-4, 6-0
4. Rachael Hush (MU) def. Veronica Cardenas (WVU), 7-6 (5), 7-5
5. Chelsea Utting (MU) def. Ashley Pilsbury (WVU), 6-2, 6-0
6. Rocio Diaz (MU) def. Anna Rodionova (WVU), 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

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