Golden Eagles Winless at ITA Midwest Regionals Saturday

Oct. 24, 2009

MILWAUKEE -

The Marquette women's tennis squad continued play Saturday at the 2009 ITA Midwest Regionals, hosted by Northwestern.

In singles action, freshman Kelly Barry fell to Notre Dame's Kristin Rafael, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4). Barry advanced out of the qualifying round with a bye and two wins before falling in the main draw. Paola Calderon also fell in three to Illinois' Brianna Smutko, 6-2, 4-6, 6-0.

Both doubles teams representing Marquette fell in the main draw Saturday after advancing to the quarterfinals. Juniors Rachael Hush and Christina Ruiz fell to Northwestern's Elana Chernyakova and Lauren Lui, 8-4, while sophomore Gillian Hush and senior Maggie Wilson played Michigan's Rika Tatsuno and Whitney Taney close, but could not take the win, falling 9-7.

The loss was the first of the fall season for the Hush-Ruiz duo, who now boast a 6-1 record. The pair of Hush-Wilson remains even with a 2-2 fall record.

Singles Results

Kristin Rafael (ND) def. Kelly Barry (MARQ) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4)

Brianna Smutko (ILL) def. Paola Calderon (MARQ) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0

Doubles Results

Elana Chernyakova/Lauren Lui (NU) def. Rachael Hush/Christina Ruiz (MARQ) 8-4

Rika Tatsuno/Whitney Taney (MICH) def. Gillian Hush/Maggie Wilson (MARQ) 9-7

 

 

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