Women’s tennis brief NB1 Eg2 PC3 (NOT FOR ONLINE)

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The Golden Eagles ground out the key doubles point on the backing of a 9-8 win by Olga Fischer and senior Robin Metzler.,”The Marquette women's tennis team pulled out a big upset over No. 56 Western Michigan on Friday. Western Michigan had won 40 consecutive matches against unranked opponents.

The Golden Eagles ground out the key doubles point on the backing of a 9-8 win by Olga Fischer and senior Robin Metzler. With the 1-0 team lead, Marquette looked poised to change its luck against a team it usually has little success against.

After Western Michigan's Kerstin Pahl dispatched Paula Calderon 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Metzler and sophomore Rachael Hush responded. Metzler and Hush both won handily at No. 5 and No. 4 to put the Golden Eagles up 3-1 against the Broncos.

Sophomore Kylie Moore and freshman Gillian Hush both lost heartbreakers. Moore fell 6-7, 6-7 to Jenny Nalepa and Hush was defeated 6-7, 4-6.

The deciding point was left to Fischer. The freshman willed herself to a grueling win, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2, to finish off the upset.

The victory was the team's second against ranked opponents and it moved the Golden Eagles to a 13-6 overall record. With the Big East championships looming in the not-too-distant future, it looks like Marquette is playing its best tennis of the season.

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