No. 29 Gleason and Robinson fall to Cal's No. 7 Manasse and Starr
Four singles matches went to third sets as the Irish drop a close match
No. 34 Notre Dame will face No. 17 TCU in the NCAA first round on Saturday
Monica Robinson and Quinn Gleason use their differences to dominate
Gleason and Robinson earn at-large bid
AS A JUNIOR: Pieced together an impressive junior season leading the Irish atop both singles and doubles lineups … named to the All-ACC Second Team ... kicked off the fall season with a No. 29 national singles ranking … notched ranked wins over No. 71 Jessica Wacnik of Boston College (2-6, 7-5, 7-6(6)), No. 86 Anna Sanford of Ohio State (6-3, 7-5) and No. 106 Ilinca Stoica of Virginia Tech (3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4)) during the dual season … ranked as high as No. 16 nationally at No. 1 doubles with partner Monica Robinson … defeated No. 41 Rima Asatrian and Kanika Vaidya of Columbia 6-2 at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships in September … earned an at-large bid to the USTA/ITA Intercollegiate Indoor Doubles Championship with Robinson, where the pair won one of three matches ... picked up a handful of ranked doubles wins throughout the spring season … defeated No. 10 Emina Bektas and Alex Najarian of Michigan 6-4 on February 1 … knocked off North Carolina’s No. 12 Caroline Price and Jamie Loeb 8-5 in a 5-2 loss to the top-ranked Tar Heels on March 13 … defeated Ohio State’s No. 26 Gabriella De Santis and Sandy Niehaus 7-5 on February 8 … dropped No. 36 Monique Albuquerque and Clementina Riobueno of Miami 8-4 on April 10 … qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Player to Watch ... also named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Women's Tennis Team ... qualified for the NCAA singles tournament ... defeated Stanford's Ellen Tsay (6-3, 7-6 (7-5)) before dropping the following match to 12th-ranked Breaunna Addison of Texas in straight sets (1-6, 1-6) ... dispatched five ranked opponents during the fall/spring seasons: No. 125 Mara Schmidt of Purdue (6-4, 6-2), No. 81 Desirae Krawczyk of Arizona State (6-5 (7-4), 6-4) , No. 18 Ester Goldfeld of Duke (6-0, 6-4), No. 5 Hayley Carter of North Carolina and No. 61 Kesley Laurente of Miami, Fla. (7-6, 7-6) ... began the season as the ITA's 87th-ranked singles player, and was ranked as high as 37th (April 19) ... combined with Britney Sanders to form a dynamic duo at No. 1 singles, with the pair having been ranked as high as eighth by the ITA (April 4-6) .... entered NCAA Tournament play with a victory over Ana Vladutu and Patricia Fargas of DePaul (8-6) at the Evanston, Illinois, regional, before defeating the 29th-ranked duo of Veronica Corning and Alicia Barnett of Northwestern (8-7 (7-5)) in the regional championship ... advanced to the NCAA Doubles Championship, defeating the 20th-ranked team of Courtney Colton and Lauren Mira of Vanderbilt (6-4, 2-6, 7-5) before being eliminated by North Carolina's third-ranked doubles team of Hayley Carter and Jamie Loeb (2-6, 3-6) ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Named to the All-BIG EAST team in first and only season competing in the conference ... tabbed as a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... selected as the Notre Dame Monogram Club Most Valuable Player ... posted a team-best 25-8 singles record, including a sparkling 21-4 mark in dual competition from the primary number three slot in the lineup, and a 22-11 combined doubles mark ... winning percentage of .840 during dual singles contests was the 16th-best single season total in program history ... during the fall slate, advanced to the round of 16 at the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional Championships after defeating Northern Illinois's Alicia Barnett (6-4, 6-4) ... notched a 2-1 outing at the adidas Hoosier Classic ... wrapped up the Hoosier Classic with a victory over Indiana's Katie Klyczek (6-2, 6-1) and a 3-1 doubles record with teammate Molly O'Koniewski ... repeated with a 3-1 doubles record at the Western Michigan Super Challenge, attaining two 9-7 match victories with teammate Katherine White and one with JoHanna Manningham (8-2) ... topped No. 124 Rebecca Shine from Louisville (2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (11-9)) and Iowa State's Ksenia Pronina (7-5, 6-2) for a 2-1 singles record at Western Michigan ... opened spring season by winning first career dual match over Bowling Green's Maddy Eccleston (6-2, 7-6 (7-4)) ... began a five-match winning streak at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend against No. 22 Georgia Tech, dropping Alex Anghelescu in straight sets (6-4, 6-3) ... picked up another two-set victory the next day against Stefanie Weinstein from No. 17 Nebraska (6-2, 6-4) ... needed three sets to defeat No. 25 Tennessee's Caitlyn Williams (6-2, 4-6, 7-5) ... bounced back after falling in the first set to outlast Iowa's Morven McCulloch (3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)) ... capped winning string with a straight-set win over Daniela Vidal (6-2, 7-6 (7-4)) ... went three sets with Indiana's Alecia Kauss before earning the victory (7-5, 1-6, 6-2) ... swept both Jill Pastunink of Western Michigan (6-0, 6-2) and Ana Vladutu of DePaul (6-2, 6-3) in next two matches ... claimed win over highest ranked opponent by defeating No. 62 Mary Clayton from Duke, erasing a first set deficit (0-6, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6)) ... extended winning streak to three matches by taking down Michigan's Sarah Lee, who was ranked 76th in the ITA (6-3, 7-6 (9-7)) ... won final six singles tilts of the season, including a (7-6, 6-3) decision against USF's Fanny Fracassi to help Notre Dame clinch its sixth straight BIG EAST Championship ... victorious in NCAA Team Championship debut after a triumph over North Carolina State's Chloe Smith (4-6, 6-1, 6-1) ... earned first ranked doubles win alongside Britney Sanders over the No. 41 duo of Joanna Henderson and Caitlyn Williams from Tennessee (8-6) ... won four straight doubles contests with partner Julie Vrabel, capped by an 8-4 decision against Marquette's Rocio Diaz and Aleeza Kanner ... victor in three of final four doubles tilts paired up with Katherine White, including matching 8-4 decisions in the BIG EAST Championship final against Fanny Fracassi and Paula Montoya and in the second round of the NCAA Championship against Michigan's Ronit Yurovsky and Kristen Dodge.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner at Honeoye Falls-Lima High School for coach Josh Bartolotta ... member of three straight undefeated Section 5 Championship teams with the Cougars ... three-time all-state selection ... ranked 12th nationally as a sophomore, and 14th during her junior season ... rated the No. 2 tennis recruit in New York state as a senior ... A.P. Scholar with Honor recipient ... women's lacrosse player Lindsay Powell (‘14) also attended Honeoye Falls-Lima ... daughter of Sean and Cindy Gleason ... has a brother. Sean ... has a sister, Aerin ... father Sean ('89 JD), mother Cindy ('89 JD) and brother Sean ('15) have all attended Notre Dame ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is double majoring in Film, Television & Theater and Pre-Health.