Women's Tennis



#32 Irish Fall To #2 Buckeyes In NCAA Second Round

Irish run ends in 4-0 loss at Ohio State


Irish Snare 4-3 Victory Over Illini

Notre Dame squeezes past Illinois in match filled with thrillers


Irish Fall To #13 Wolverines, 6-1

Spence wins at No. 4 singles for the Irish


Inside Irish: Michigan

Irish face first ranked opponent of 2017 when they welcome Wolverines on Friday


Irish Cruise To 6-1 Victory Over Panthers

Notre Dame improves to 3-0 on season


Notre Dame vs. Western Michigan & Wright State

Notre Dame vs. Western Michigan & Wright State


  • Competed primarily in the fall, but missed most of the spring season due to injury
  • Finished the season with an overall singles record of 10-4, and an 8-5 mark in doubles
  • Posted a 6-1 record with doubles partner Jane Fennelly
  • Won her first collegiate match in her first outing, topping Christina Zordani of Wisconsin (6-3, 6-2), Oct. 3, 2016
  • Defeated Ani Gogvadze and Maria Paula Ribero of Eastern Michigan (6-1) Oct. 3, 2016, in her first doubles match alongside partner Mary Closs
  • Won Flight Two at the IU Regional, Oct. 21-23, 2016


  • Graduated from Jesuit High School (Portland, Oregon) in spring 2016
  • Five-star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net
  • Placed second at the Oregon State Tennis Championships Women's Open in July 2015
  • Won the 2015 Scott Eden Sportsmanship Award from the USTA PNW Section
  • Placed first in doubles and fourth in singles at the February 2015, USTA National Selection Tournament G18s (Texas)
  • Placed second in doubles at the 2014 USTA Winter Nationals G18s
  • Came in second in singles and first in doubles at the 2014 USTA National Selection Tournament G18s (Hawaii)
  • Placed first in singles, second in doubles and earned the Sportsmanship Award at the 2014 USTA National Selection Tournament G16s (California)
  • Was a semifinalist at the 2013 USTA Collegiate Invitational
  • Two-time National High School Tennis Association All-American
  • 2015 Oregon Sports Award Female Tennis Athlete of the Year
  • 2015 Oregonian Female Tennis Athlete of the Year
  • 2015 & 2016 Oregon State 6A High School Singles Champion
  • 2015 & 2016 Metro District Singles Champion
  • Ranked as high as No. 31 in her class by TennisRecruiting.net in 2016
  • Will enroll in the First Year of Studies program

Bess Waldram
Bess  Waldram


Portland, Oregon

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