March 3, 2013
MORGANTOWN, West Va. -
The Marquette women's tennis squad fell on the road at former conference-foe West Virginia on Sunday afternoon at the Ridgeview Racquet Club.
The Golden Eagles fell in double to open up the match despite a strong effort from each court. Sophomore Ana Pimienta and freshman Erin Gebes won in an 8-4 decision. The tandem of junior Rocio Diaz and sophomore Ali Dawson fought through an extra set, before falling 9-7.
The Mountaineers won the first three singles positions, but MU claimed victories in No. 4 singles as Gebes defeated Emily Mathis, 6-1, 6-2. Freshman Vanessa Foltinger made quick work of her opponent at No.5 singles, 6-1, 6-3.
Marquette will travel out west to California for the next two matches. MU will face UC Irvine at 11:30 a.m. CT next Monday, March 11 and will play at San Diego State on Friday, March 15 at noon CT.
No. 1: Audrey Wooland (WVU) def. Ana Pimienta (MU), 0-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 2: Hailey Barrett (WVU) def. Rocio Diaz (MU), 6-3, 6-2
No. 3: Ikttesh Chahal (WVU) def. Ali Dawson (MU), 7-5, 6-1
No. 4: Erin Gebes (MU) def. Emily Mathis (WVU), 6-1, 6-2
No. 5: Vanessa Foltinger (MU) def. Vivian Tsui (WVU), 6-1, 6-3
No. 6: Irinka Toidze (WVU) def. Aleeza Konner (MU), 0-6, 6-3, 10-4
No. 1: Barrett/Chahal (WVU) def. Diaz/Dawson (MU), 9-7
No. 2: Pimienta/Gebes (MU) def. Mathis/Wooland (WVU), 8-4
No. 3: Tsui/Toidze (WVU) def. Foltinger/Kanner (MU), 8-6