By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA – The Bulls stayed perfect in Big East play with a 6-1 victory over Marquette on Saturday afternoon at the USF Varsity Courts.
No. 53 USF is now 5-0 against conference opponents this season after taking care of business early and often against the Golden Eagles.
Katie Vasenina and Loreto Alonso-Martinez set the tone with an 8-1 doubles win before Fanny Fracassi and Paula Montoya clinched the match’s first point with an 8-4 win.
Vasenina, Montoya and Alessandra Bonte took care of their singles opponents in straight sets while a couple of other Bulls showed their toughness in longer battles. Alonso-Martinez outlasted Erin Gebes, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3, and Fracassi finished strong in a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 win over Aina Hernandez Soler.
The Bulls continue conference play with a test against DePaul at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 7 at the USF Varsity Courts. Admission is free.
No. 53 USF 6, Marquette 1
Vasenina/Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. A. Hernandez Soler (Mar), 8-1
Mills/Rizzolo (USF) vs. Pimienta/Gebes (Mar), 6-6 (DNF)
Fracassi/Montoya (USF) def. Diaz/Kanner (Mar), 8-4
Katie Vasenina (USF) def. Ana Pimienta (Mar), 6-0, 6-1
Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. Erin Gebes (Mar), 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Aina Hernandez Soler (Mar), 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Paula Montoya (USF) def. Rocio Diaz (Mar), 6-2, 6-2
Alessandra Bonte (USF) def. Ali Dawson (Mar), 6-1, 6-1
Laia Hernandez Soler (Mar) def. Kate Parker (USF), 6-3, 2-6, 7-5