Marquette Set For Weekend Showdowns with Minnesota, NIU

Feb. 23, 2017

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's tennis team will continue its season-long seven match home stand when it plays host to Minnesota at 11 a.m. Central time on Feb. 25, followed by NIU at 12 p.m. CT on Feb. 26. Both matches will be held at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

The Golden Eagles (4-3) will look to snap a two match losing streak, falling most recently to Iowa and St. John's. In her last time out, Fleur Eggink was the lone MU player to tally a point, en route to a 6-1 defeat at the hands of the Red Storm.

Eggink, along with Paula Tormos Sanchez, led the squad in the early stages of the season, each compiling a 6-1 singles record. Silvia Ambrosio is just behind with a 5-2 individual record overall.

In doubles action, Diana Tokar and Tormos Sanchez have teamed up on four occasions, winning three at the No. 2 position. In the No. 1 slot, Ambrosio and Eggink have registered a 2-1 record.

Minnesota (5-4) had won back-to-back matches before behind upended by No. 24 Mississippi, 5-2, on Feb. 22. After claiming the doubles point in the match, the Golden Gophers were able to secure just one singles point after Maja Vujic won her match from the No. 6 slot.

NIU (6-3) entered its most recent contest against SIU-Edwardsville on a five match win streak before being outlasted by the Cougars, 4-3. Marquette will have to topple the dominant doubles duo of Adey Osabuohien and Raven Neely, who are 6-0 from the No. 1 doubles slot this season. Osabuohien has also been strong in singles play, talling a 6-2 record in the No. 1 position as well.

After its dual with NIU, Marquette will prepare for Drake on March 4 at 12 p.m. Central time. The home match will be MU's last until April 21, which includes a span of nine matches.




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