Women's Tennis Celebrates 2013-14 Campaign

MU's Vanessa Foltinger was named co-most improved player

May 8, 2014

MILWAUKEE--The Marquette University women's tennis team celebrated its annual awards banquet this past Monday in downtown Milwaukee, the ceremony highlighted what was a successful 2013-14 campaign for the Golden Eagles.

Ana Pimienta, Erin Gebes, Ali Dawson and Vanessa Foltinger all were honored with individual awards for their contributions this season. Pimienta and Gebes were recognized as co-most valuable players for the Golden Eagles. Pimienta, the junior from La Herradura, Mexico, notched 11 victories on the singles circuit for MU. Gebes, winning the team's MVP award for the second consecutive season, finished the season tied for team lead with 13 singles victories. The Denver, Colo. native, paired with senior Rocio Diaz, registered a team-high 17 doubles wins.

Gebes also received recognition for her scholastic achievements this year, garnering the team's academic award. Gebes has excelled in the classroom as a finance major. Pimienta also took home the team's Dedication award. Both Pimienta and Gebes earned All-BIG EAST honors for this season.

Dawson and Foltinger split the team's most improved player award. The pair of juniors combined for 25 victories for the Blue and Gold. Dawson, a native of Irvine, Calif., recorded 13 singles victories, a three win improvement from her sophomore season. Foltinger, who primarily saw action in the No.6 spot for Marquette last year, moved up into action in the No. 3, 4 and 5 slots as a junior and contributed 12 singles wins for MU.

The Golden Eagles wrapped up their 2013-14 season with a 13-11 record. MU is slated to return seven of its eight players, and will look to build on the solid foundation built this past season in Milwaukee.




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