Women's Tennis Falls on Senior Night

Oct 4, 2016

Box Score

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Women’s tennis fell on senior night to St. Ambrose 4-5.

Arantxa Martinez continued to be her dominate self has she improved to 11-0 on the season by defeating Griffin Rasche (SAUW) 6-1, 6-3. Ines Albino also won her singles match 7-5, 7-4, to move to an impressive 8-3 on the year. The only other Spartan to bring home a singles match was Ashley Palacios-Quinonez who beat Sammy Carr (SAUW) in a hard fought match, 2-6, 6-1, 10-3. 

The Spartans could not get much going in the double matches as St. Ambrose took two of three matches. The duo of Ines Albino and Mariah Scoot brought home the only doubles match for Dubuque 8-1.

“Another good performance from our ladies," said Coach Claudio Giraldi. "Unfortunately we lost 4-5 but our ladies fought well, we had a lot of close matches that could have gone either way. We are looking forward to this with the individual conference tournament, I think we have a lot of good players that can do well Friday and get into Saturday.”

The loss ended the Spartans four match win streak and dropped them to 7-4 overall, however they stay at 6-2 in conference play. Next up for the Spartans, they head to the IIAC Individual Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Cedar Rapids at Coe College.