April 1, 2012
University of Louisville women's tennis team beat BIG EAST rival Marquette 6-1, Sunday afternoon at Helfaer Tennis Stadium in Milwaukee.
Louisville claimed the first point of the afternoon with a pair of doubles wins at No. 2 and No. 3. Manuela Velasquez and Rebecca Shine combined hold on to a 9-7 decision over Rocio Diaz and Tina Radan at No. 2 coming back from a 7-4 deficit. The pair of Julia Fellerhoff and Sarah Miller downed Ana Pimienta and Ali Dawson 8-3 at No. 3.
After taking the doubles point, U of L got its next point when Sarah Miller rolled 6-2, 6-3 at No. 6. Manuela Velasquez finished next, rolling over Ali Dawson 6-1, 6-0. The match was clinched by Gabrielle Duncan, who defeated Kristina Radan 6-4, 6-4. U of L added other points when Rebecca Shine won a three set decision with a 6-4, 5-7, 10-6. U of L won the other three-setter with a victory at No. 1 by Julia Fellerhoff, who won 7-5, 1-6, 10-7. Marquette's lone point was at No. 3 when U of L's Mandy Brown had to retire after an injury.
Louisville 6, Marquette 1 Doubles 1. Gillian Hush/Olga Fischer (MARQ) def. Gabrielle Duncan/Amelia Harris (LOU) 8-1 2. Manuela Velasquez/Rebecca Shine (LOU) def. Rocio Diaz/Tina Radan (MARQ) 9-7 3. Julia Fellerhoff/Sarah Miller (LOU) def. Ana Pimienta/Ali Dawson (MARQ) 8-3 Order of finish: 3, 1, 2 Singles 1. Julia Fellerhoff (LOU) def. Olga Fischer (MARQ), 7-5, 1-6, 10-7 2. Rebecca Shine (LOU) def. Gillian Hush (MARQ), 6-4, 5-7, 10-6 3. Rocio Diaz (MARQ) def. Mandy Brown (LOU) 7-6, 5-5 ret 4. Manuela Velasquez (LOU) def. Ali Dawson (MARQ), 6-1, 6-0 5. Gabrielle Duncan (LOU) def. Kristina Radan (MARQ), 6-4, 6-4 6. Sarah Miller (LOU) def. Ana Pimienta (MARQ), 6-2, 6-3 Order of finish: 6, 4, 5, 2, 1, 3