March 17, 2010
MILWAUKEE - A member of the Marquette women's tennis squad was named the BIG EAST Tennis Player of the Week for the third consecutive week, the conference announced Wednesday. Junior Christina Ruiz is the second MU student-athlete to earn the honor this season, following in the footsteps of sophomore Gillian Hush.
The Northville, Mich., native won two matches in a row, tallying a 6-4, 6-1 win versus No. 68 Binghamton at No. 5 singles and a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles at San Jose State on Sunday. Ruiz remains undefeated at the No. 4 spot.
She sits at 10-5 in dual singles play, including a 16-10 overall singles record.
Ruiz has partnered with classmate Rachael Hush in doubles matches, winning five in a row, and six of the last seven. The duo has played every match at No. 1 singles this season. The pair won 8-3 against No. 68 Binghamton, 8-0 against San Jose, and 8-7 against San Francisco.
Prior to this season, no women's tennis player in the Marquette program had earned a BIG EAST Tennis Player of the Week honor. Gillian Hush has collected two of the titles, on March 3 and March 10.
The Golden Eagles return to play on Friday at Santa Clara, with six matches remaining before the BIG EAST Tournament in Notre Dame, Ind.