Feb. 24, 2012
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's tennis team earned its fourth straight win Friday evening in the form of a 5-2 defeat of Ball State at Helfaer Tennis Stadium. The Golden Eagles remain perfect on their home court, 7-0, this season.
Marquette gave up just five points in doubles play en route to the first point of the day. The undefeated No. 1 tandem of Olga Fischer and Gillian Hush pushed their win streak to seven matches with an 8-1 win over Kristel Sander s and Courtney Wild, 8-1. Rocio Diaz and Ana Pimienta followed with an 8-1 win over their Ball State counterparts at No. 2, while Tina Radan and Ali Dawson completed the sweep by defeating Lauren Pickrel and Dena Boulieris, 8-3, at No. 3.
The Golden Eagles continued to roll in singles play earning the first three wins of evening to secure their seventh match win. Fischer took care of Sanders in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2. Hush remained undefeated at No. 1 following a 6-0, 6-3 win over Wild. Pimienta was next as she downed Kylee Johnson, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4.
Rounding out the scoring for Marquette was Ali Dawson who pulled out a 6-4, 7-5 win over Ashlyn Rang at No. 3.
Marquette will be back in action at Helfaer Tennis Stadium on Sunday against Wisconsin. Doubles play starts at 10 a.m.
Marquette 5, Ball State 2
1. Gillian Hush (MARQ) def. Courtney Wild (BSU) 6-0, 6-3
2. Olga Fischer (MARQ) def. Kristel Sanders (BSU) 6-1, 6-1
3. Ali Dawson (MARQ) def. Ashlyn Rang (BSU) 6-4, 7-5
4. Ana Pimienta (MARQ) def. Kylee Johnson (BSU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Sarah Hebble (BSU) def. Rocio Diaz (MARQ) 6-4, 6-4
6. Lauren Pickrel (BSU) def. Kristina Radan (MARQ) 6-3, 1-6, 10-8
1. Olga Fischer/Gillian Hush (MARQ) def. Kristel Sanders/Courtney Wild (BSU) 8-1
2. Rocio Diaz/Ana Pimienta (MARQ) def. Sarah Hebble/Ashlyn Rang (BSU) 8-1
3. Kristina Radan/Ali Dawson (MARQ) def. Lauren Pickrel/Dena Boulieris (BSU) 8-3