Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision To Marquette Sunday
gobearcats.COM Caitlin O'Gara
Caitlin O'Gara

March 27, 2011


The University of Cincinnati tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to Marquette, Sunday in BIG EAST Conference action at the Western Tennis and Fitness Club.

The Golden Eagles (10-6) took the doubles point after sweeping all three matches. Rachael Hush and Christina Ruiz defeated Caitlin O’Gara and Lindsey Lonergan 8-6 a No. 1 doubles, Olga Fischer and Rocio Diaz held an 8-4 advantage over Ksenia Slynko and Ashleigh Witte in the No. 2 slot, and Paola Calderon and Gillian Hush knocked off Safiyya Ismail and Jasmine Lee 8-6 at No. 3 doubles.

The Bearcats (6-11) picked up wins at No. 1, 2, and No. 5 singles. Slynko defeated Kelly Barry 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 singles, Lee won a three-set affair over Fischer 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 at No. 2 singles, and O’Gara was a 7-6, 6-3 victor over Diaz at No. 5 singles.

Calderon knocked off Witte in a three-set matchup 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, Gillian Hush won at No. 4 singles 6-1, 6-0 over Lonergan, and Rachael Hush earned a 6-0, 6-3 decision over Ismail at No. 6 singles.

UC returns to the court on Sunday, April 3, taking on crosstown rival Xavier at the XU Tennis Courts in a match starting a 2 p.m. ET. Following that match, the Bearcats will close out the regular season with four-straight home matches at the Trabert-Talbert Tennis Center on campus against Marshall (April 10, 10 a.m.), Youngstown State (April 11, 11 a.m.), Ball State (April 15, 4 p.m.), and DePaul (April 17, 2 p.m.).



Marquette 4, Cincinnati 3

Mar 25, 2011 at Cincinnati, Ohio (Western Tennis & Fitness Club)


1. RUIZ, Christina/HUSH, Rachael (MARQ) def. Caitlin O'Gara/Lindsey Lonergan (CIN) 8-6

2. FISCHER, Olga/DIAZ, Rocio (MARQ) def. Ksenia Slynko/Ashleigh Witte (CIN) 8-4

3. CALDERON, Paola/HUSH, Gillian (MARQ) def. Safiyya Ismail/Jasmine Lee (CIN) 8-6


1. Ksenia Slynko (CIN) def. BARRY, Kelly (MARQ) 6-4, 7-5

2. Jasmine Lee (CIN) def. FISCHER, Olga (MARQ) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

3. CALDERON, Paola (MARQ) def. Ashleigh Witte (CIN) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

4. HUSH, Gillian (MARQ) def. Lindsey Lonergan (CIN) 6-1, 6-0

5. Caitlin O'Gara (CIN) def. DIAZ, Rocio (MARQ) 7-6, 6-3

6. HUSH, Rachael (MARQ) def. Safiyya Ismail (CIN) 6-0, 6-3