Women’s Tennis Brief 4-10-12

The Marquette women’s tennis team was only able to win one point in weekend matches against Virginia Commonwealth and South Florida in Tampa. The Golden Eagles (11-9) got off to a hot start against the Bulls (14-6), winning two of three doubles matches.

The duo of sophomore Rocio Diaz and freshman Ana Pimienta clinched the first doubles match with an 8-2 victory over the Bulls’ Danielle Mills and Fanny Fracassi.

Freshman Ali Dawson and senior Gillian Hush made their debut in doubles with an 8-6 victory over Paula Montoya and Lucie Rey in the third position.

South Florida dominated once singles play began en route to a 4-1 victory. The Bulls won four of the six matches in singles play. Dawson and Pimienta were heading to a third set in singles play when play was halted.

Marquette couldn’t earn a point against the VCU, ranked 48th in the country, losing 7-0 on Saturday. The closest the Golden Eagles came to earning a point was an 8-6 defeat by the doubles team of senior Kristina Radan and Diaz.

The Golden Eagles will finish the regular season with a trip to DePaul this Saturday.