Women's Tennis

Golden Eagles Complete Day One at Spartan Invitational

Sept. 24, 2010

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Rachael Hush and Chelsea Utting went undefeated in singles play as the Marquette women's tennis team completed day one of the Spartan Invitational hosted by Michigan State Friday.

Hush defeated Dayton's Raina Halabi and Ball State's Georgina Thomson, 6-4, 6-2, while Utting took care of Forsyth of IPFW in three sets, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 and Eastern Michigan's Marcela Rivero.

Kelly Barry went 1-1 on the day in singles. She defeated Cleveland State's Catrine Bjerrehus, 6-2, 6-1, before losing to Mandy Brown of Louisville, 6-3, 7-6. Gillian Hush also went 1-1 on the day winning her first match in straight sets over Fernandez of California Univerisity of Pennsylvania, 6-3, 6-3, but fell in three sets to Eastern Michigan's Nino Mebuke, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

In doubles play, Rachael Hush and Christina Ruiz won their first doubles match of the tournament. They defeated MSU'S Silesova and Rusakova, 8-6.

The Golden Eagles will continue play at the Spartan Invitational Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

Singles Results
Kelly Barry (MARQ) def. Caterine Bjerrehus (CSU), 6-2, 6-1
Mandy Brown (LOU) def. Kelly Barry (MARQ), 6-3, 7-6
Gillian Hush (MARQ) def. Fernandez (CPA), 6-3, 6-3
Nino Mebuke (EMU) def. Gillian Hush (MARQ), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Rachael Hush (MARQ) def. Raina Halabi (UD), 6-0, 3-6, 6-4
Rachael Hush (MARQ) def. Georgina Thomson (BSU), 6-4, 6-2
Chelsea Utting (MARQ) def. Alexandra Forsyth (IPFW), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Chelsea Utting (MARQ) def. Marcela Rivero (EMU), 7-6 (5), 6-4

Christina Ruiz/Rachael Hush (MARQ) def. Silesova/Rusakova (MSU), 8-6
Kiefer/Forsyth (IPFW) def. Gillian Hush/Chelsea Utting (MARQ), 8-2

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