March 1, 2015
March 1, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota- The Marquette University women's tennis team dropped only its third match on the year Sunday morning against No. 70 University of Minnesota (8-4, 0-0 Big Ten), 7-0 at the Baseline Tennis Center.
The Golden Eagles (8-3, 0-0 BIG EAST) fell behind early after narrowly losing the doubles point. Sophomore Diana Tokar and freshman Paula Tormos Sanchez came from behind to force a tiebreaker. In the end, the rally came up short and they dropped the match 7-6 (7-1).
In singles, MU fought hard but was not able to convert. Senior Ana Pimienta fell to Tereza Brichacova on the No. 1 court in a heartbreaker, (6-1, 4-6, 1-0) (10-5). Senior Ali Dawson and Tokar both had close first sets but ultimately fell 7-5, 6-1 and 6-3, 6-1, respectively.
"Minnesota showed up and played well at home," head coach Jody Bronson said. "They had a good game plan and executed well. They definitely came to compete and came out fast in doubles. This set the tone for the rest of the day and we were not able to recover and gain the type of momentum we needed. We have a good team this year, but we failed to play at our potential today."
The Golden Eagles are heading west for two matches in Arizona during spring break. MU faces Arizona State University on March 10 and Grand Canyon University on March 12.