No. 2 Seed USF Tops Marquette, 4-0, at BIG EAST Championship

Rocio Diaz

April 20, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. - The Marquette University women's tennis team fell 4-0 to No. 2 seed USF on the second day of competition Friday at the 2012 BIG EAST Championship in Tampa.

Marquette (12-11) will move to the consolation bracket and will play No. 5 seed Georgetown on Saturday.

The Bulls took the early lead winning two doubles matches. The No. 2 duo of Rocio Diaz and Ali Dawson fell 8-3 to Alessandra Bonte and Kate Parker, while Ecaterina Vasenina and Loreto Alonso Martinez defeated Kristina Radan and Ana Pimienta, 8-2, at No. 1 to go ahead, 1-0.

USF clinched the match with wins at the top of the singles lineup. Martinez topped Diaz, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2, Gillian Hush fell 6-2, 6-0 to Vasenina at No. 1 and Fanny Fracassi dropped Dawson, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 3 to cap the 4-0 sweep.

USF 4, Marquette 0

1. No. 46 Ecaterina Vasenina (USF) def. Gillian Hush (MU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Loreto Alonso Martinez (USF) def. Rocio Diaz (MU) 6-1, 6-0
3. Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Ali Dawson (MU) 6-0, 6-3*
4. Danielle Mills (USF) vs. Vanessa Foltinger (MU) 6-1, 5-0 DNF
5. Paula Montoya (USF) vs. Ana Pimienta (MU) 6-4, 5-4 DNF
6. Alessandra Bonte (USF) vs. Kristina Radan (MU) 7-6 (6) DNF
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3*



1. No. 57 Ecaterina Vasenina/Loreto Alonso Martinez (USF) def. Kristina Radan/Ana Pimienta (MU) 8-2*
2. Alessandra Bonte/Kate Parker (USF) def. Rocio Diaz/Ali Dawson (MU) 8-3
3. Fanny Fracassi/Danielle Mills (USF) vs. Gillian Hush/Vanessa Foltinger (MU) 6-3 DNF


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