Marquette Blanks St. John's in Match Three of BIG EAST Tennis Action

 TAMPA, Fla. - The Marquette women shutout St. John's 5-0 in match three of the BIG EAST Women's Tennis Championship on Thursday.  The Golden Eagles will advance to play No. 2 seed USF Friday at 9 a.m. at the Varsity Courts. 
 
Marquette got out to an early lead, dominating the doubles action with two victories.  Sophomore Rocio Diaz and freshman  Ali Dawson shut down St. John's seniors Ece Firat and Joanna Zwirbulis 8-2 and MU's graduate student Kristina Radan and freshman Ana Pimienta scored an 8-5 victory over STJ's junior Nevena Selakovic and sopomore Diamond Adams to win the point. 
 
In singles action, the Golden Eagles captured two quick points before Pimienta clinched the victory with a 6-3, 6-3 win over St. John's Firat.  Diaz, freshman Vanessa Foltinger and Radan also earned wins for Marquette.
 
MU will advance to play No. 2 seed USF Friday at 9 a.m. at the Varsity Courts.  St. John's will play in the consolation bracket on Friday at 3 p.m. at the Varsity Courts.
 
Results from all BIG EAST Tennis Championship action can be found at the BIG EAST Championship Central page.
 
Results
Singles:
  1. Gillian Hush (MU) vs. Nevena Selakovic (STJ) 0-6, 6-3, DNF
  2. Rocio Diaz (MU) def. Diamond Adams (STJ) 6-0, 6-3
  3. Ali Dawson (MU) vs. Joanna Zwirbulis (STJ) 6-3, 2-1, DNF
  4. Vanessa Foltinger (MU) def. Nakita Austin (STJ) 6-1, 6-0
  5. Ana Pimienta (MU) def. Ece Firat (STJ) 6-3, 6-3*
  6. Kristina Radan (MU) def. Terri Thomas (STJ) 6-3, 6-1
 
Doubles:
  1. Kristina Radan/Ana Pimienta (MU) def. Nevena Selakovic/Diamond Adams (STJ) 8-5*
  2. Rocio Diaz/Ali Dawson (MU) def. Ece Firat/Joanna Zwirbulis (STJ) 8-2
  3. Gillian Hush/Vanessa Foltinger (MU) vs. Nakita Austin/Terri Thomas (STJ) DNF
 
Order of Finish: 2, 4, 5*, 6