Women's Tennis Adds Franks and Eggink
June 6, 2016
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women’s tennis team has added two players to its roster for the upcoming 2016-17 campaign, head coach Jody Bronson announced.
Isabella Franks and Fleur Eggink come to Marquette from Australia and the Netherlands, respectively, and will be eligible to compete for the Blue and Gold at the beginning of the fall 2016 season.
"We are very excited to welcome Fleur Eggink and Isabella Franks to our Marquette family,” said head coach Jody Bronson. “Both players will bring the work ethic and competitiveness needed to win a BIG EAST Championship."
Franks, a native of Brisbane, Australia, was a four-year letter-winner at Brisbane Girls Grammar School (High School). Franks has won championships in three Australian Open women’s events, represented Brisbane in the state championship at the Brisbane International in 2016, and was selected as the top player for the Brisbane Chargers, a squad that competes in the prestigious Asia-Pacific Tennis League.
In 2014 and 2015, Franks represented Queensland in the Australian U19 National Tennis Championships, and earned the tournament’s top player honors each season. In 2013, Franks captured the Queensland U16 State Title and was honored with the Daphne Fancutt Shield. In addition to tennis, Franks has earned letters in football, track and field, cross country, and softball, totaling 23 letters throughout her high school career.
Eggink, a Pieze, Netherlands native, brings plenty of international experience to the Marquette roster. She is currently rated as the No. 28 player in doubles and No. 55 in singles in the women’s open rankings in the Netherlands. Eggink reached the quarterfinals of the singles 18-and-under Dutch National Indoor Championships in 2016, and finished as a runner-up in the doubles field of the Dutch National Outdoor Championships in 2015.
Last season, Marquette finished with a 12-9 overall record, and a 1-2 record in the BIG EAST. The Golden Eagles were bounced in the opening round of the BIG EAST tournament, before defeating Creighton in the conference tournament's consolation match.
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