No. 22 DePaul Clips Marquette, 6-1

April 17, 2010

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Marquette women's tennis team jumped out to an early lead, but could not sustain it as the Golden Eagles fell to No. 22 DePaul, 6-1, Saturday at Notre Dame's Courtney Tennis Center.

With the loss, the Golden Eagles fall to 12-12 overall on the season with one regular-season match remaining before the start of the BIG EAST Championships April 22-25.

Marquette lone point of the day came in doubles action as MU's No. 2 and No. 3 duos defeated their respective DePaul counterparts.

The No. 2 tandem of sophomores Paola Calderon and Gillian Hush took down Katrina Milinkovic and Sandra Zmak, 8-5, while Christina Ruiz and Kelly Barry teamed up to defeat Kristen Gambrell and Gia McKnight, 8-4, at No. 3.

DePaul secured the win with singles wins at No. 5, 1, 6 and 3. After the match had already been decided, sophomore Olga Fischer would not back down against Selma Salkovic at No. 2. Fischer won the first set 6-2, but Salkovic held on to take the second set, 6-4, and the tiebreaker 11-9.

The Golden Eagles close out the regular season Sunday at No. 5 Notre Dame.

No. 22 DePaul 6, Marquette 1

Doubles
No. 1 #16 Anna Redecsi/Selma Salkovic def. Maggie Wilson/Olga Fischer 8-3
No. 2 Paola Calderon/Gillian Hush def. Katarina Milinkovic/Sandra Zmak 8-5
No. 3 Christina Ruiz/Kelly Barry def. Kirsten Gambrell/Gia McKnight, 8-4
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles
No. 1 Redecsi def. Calderon 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 Salkovic def. Fischer 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (9)
No. 3 Milinkovic def. Barry 6-4, 6-0
No. 4 Zmak def. G. Hush 6-2, 6-2
No. 5 McKnight def. Elly Strother 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 Gambrell def. Wilson 6-3, 6-1
Order of Finish: 5, 1, 6, 3, 4, 2

 

 

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