Marquette Tops Iowa State, 5-2

Feb. 11, 2011

 

MILWAUKEE -  After dropping the opening doubles point, the Marquette University women's tennis team rallied in singles play to defeat Iowa State ,5-2, Friday night at Helfaer Tennis Stadium. The win improves the Golden Eagles to 2-3 on the season.

 

Iowa State (1-4) earned the first point of the day by taking two out of three doubles matches. Junior Gillian Hush and freshman Chelsea Utting picked up Marquette's lone doubles victory with a 8-1 win over Iowa State's Jenna Langhorst and Maria Charter.

 

Kelly Barry quickly notched the score up at 1-1 after defeating Erin Karonis in straight sets at No. 1 (6-1, 6-2). Moments later senior Christina Ruiz took care of Maria Chartier at No. 6 (6-2, 6-2) to give Marquette its first lead of the day. 

 

Simona Cacciuttolo captured the Cyclones only singles victory at No. 5 evening the match at 2-2. After dropping her first set, 1-6, Gillian Hush stormed back to win the second and third sets, 6-0, 6-2, and put the Golden Eagles back in the lead 3-2. 

 


 

 

With the score at 4-2, junior Paola Calderon sealed the victory for Marquette by defeating Tessa Lang in straights at No. 3 (7-6, 6-3) in the last match of the evening.

 

The Golden Eagles will continue their season-long six match homestand Sunday, Feb. 14 as they take on Western Michigan at 10 a.m. and Milwaukee at 5 p.m. CT. Follow along with live stats on GoMarquette.com

 

 

Singles

No. 1 Kelly Barry (MARQ) def. Erin Karonis (ISU), 6-1, 6-2

No. 2 Olga Fischer (MARQ) def. Maria Macedo (ISU), 6-4, 6-4

No. 3 Paola Calderon (MARQ) def. Tessa Lang (ISU), 7-6, 6-3

No. 4 Gillian Hush (MARQ) def. Jenna Langhorst (ISU), 1-6, 6-0, 6-2

No. 5 Simona Cacciuttolo (ISU) def. Chelsea Utting (MARQ), 6-4, 6-0

No. 6 Christina Ruiz (MARQ) def. Maria Chartier (ISU), 6-2, 6-2

 

Doubles

No. 1 Tessa Lang/Maria Macedo (ISU) def. Christina Ruiz/Rachael Hush (MARQ), 9-7

No. 2 Simona Cacciuttolo/Erin Karonis (ISU) def. Paolo Calderon/Rocio Diaz (MARQ), 9-7

No.  3 Gillian Hush/Chelsea Utting (MARQ) def. Jenna Langhorst/Maria Chartier (ISU), 8-1

 

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