The Marquette Explorers defeated the Alton Redbirds, 8-1 in girls tennis on Tuesday afternoon at Lewis & Clark Community College.


The Lady Explorers improved to 6-and-2 on the season by winning five of six singles matches on the day.  Marquette also won all three doubles matches at LCCC's Andy Simpson Tennis Complex.

The Lady Redbirds dipped to 4-and-5 with the loss.




Marquette got singles wins from Shelby Jones, Abby Simonds, Elena Gable, Anne Tassinari, and Laura Moore.  Alton High's Hannah Macias notched a victory in singles play.


The Explorers also won all three of the doubles matches: Gable & Moore at #1 doubles, Jones & Tassinari at #2, and Simonds & Allison Hoefert at #3.




The #2 singles match took two-and-a-half hours to complete as Gable edged Alton's Abby Fischer, 6-4, 5-7, 11-9.