MU to Face Illinois State and No. 17 Notre Dame this Weekend

Ali Dawson is 4-2 at No. 4 singles this season

March 22, 2012

MILWAUKEE - After wrapping up a four-match road swing, the Marquette University women's tennis team returns Helfaer Tennis Stadium on Friday, March 23 to face Illinois State at 4 p.m., before heading back on the road to take on No. 17 Notre Dame on Sunday, March 25 at 11 a.m. CT.

Marquette (9-5) completed its road trip by going 1-2 in the state of Texas last week. The Golden Eagles topped Houston, 4-3, but suffered a pair of 6-1 setbacks against No. 39 TCU and No. 28 Rice, respectively.

Illinois State (6-8) enters this weekend's match with Marquette having dropped three of its last four matches, including two-straight 6-1 defeats against Hawai'i and Hawaii-Pacific, respectively. The Redbirds are led by Emmie Marx, who is a combined 8-5 at the No. 2 and 3 singles position, while teammate Aniko Kiss has collected six singles wins at the No. 1 spot. ISU is 3-8 away from its home court this season.

No. 17 Notre Dame won three-straight matches over Texas Tech, Hawai'i and Wyoming last week to improve to 12-4 overall. The Fighting Irish have five players that have collected double-digit singles victories this season, including Shannon Mathews, who is 12-4 overall and 8-4 at the No. 1 position.

Notre Dame will take on Michigan on Wednesday, March 21, before hosting Marquette on Sunday.

Live stats will be available for the match against Illinois State on, while will provide live stats for MU's match against the Fighting Irish.




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