Bearcats Stumble Against Marquette
Lauren Bellinger

April 11, 2014


MILWAUKEE, Wisc.  – The University of Cincinnati women’s tennis team started their final road trip of the season with a 7-0 loss to Marquette Friday afternoon.

The Bearcats picked up their only win of the afternoon in doubles action when Caitlin O’Gara (Springboro, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick) and Kelly Poggensee-Wei (Lake Villa, Ill./Grayslake North) topped Laia Hernandez Soler and Ali Dawson 8-4. Marquette picked up wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots to earn the doubles point and take a 1-0 lead.

O’Gara and Lauren Bellinger (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) each forced a third set from their opponent but were unable to come up with a win in the tiebreaker. O’Gara fell by scores of 6-0, 6-7 and 1-0 while Bellinger suffered a 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 loss. Poggensee-Wei also battled in a close match but fell by scores of 7-5 and 7-6.

The Bearcats will continue the final road trip of the season when they face DePaul Sunday, April 13. Match time is set for a 1 p.m. start.

Cincinnati vs. Marquette
April 11, 2014
Marquette 7, Cincinnati 0

1. Ana Pimienta (MU) def. Kelly Poggensee-Wei (CIN) 7-5, 7-6
2. Erin Gebes (MU) def. Ashleigh Witte (CIN) 6-3, 6-3
3. Ali Dawson (MU) def. Caitlin O'Gara (CIN) 6-0, 6-7, 1-0
4. Vanessa Foltinger (MU) def. Katya Bure (CIN) 6-1, 6-4
5. Aina Hernandez Soler (MU) def. Lauren Bellinger (CIN) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0
6. Laia Hernandez Soler (MU) def. Hannah Wille (CIN) 6-4, 6-1



1. Caitlin O'Gara/Kelly Poggensee-Wei (CIN) def. Laia Hernandez Soler/Ali Dawson (MU) 8-4
2. Erin Gebes/Rocio Diaz (MU) def. Ashleigh Witte/Lauren Bellinger (CIN) 8-6
3. Ana Pimienta/Aina Hernandez Soler (MU) def. Katya Bure/Carly Wilson (CIN) 8-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,2,6,5,3,1)