Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
Women's Tennis defeated Illinois 4 to 3 in the Eck Tennis Pavilion on February 19th.
AS A SENIOR: Just the 11th player in program history to win 200 or more combined matches in her Notre Dame career (201) ... ITA Midwestern Region Senior of the Year ... recipient of the University's highest honor as winner of the Byron V. Kanely Award ... selected as an ITA Doubles All-American with primary playing partner Kristy Frilling (21-6 team record at No. 1 doubles) ... named BIG EAST Player of the Year after finishing 21-9 in singles and 22-6 in doubles ... awarded an American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Scholarship ... BIG EAST Player of the Month for October ... three-time BIG EAST Player of the Week ... opened the season ranked No. 38 in the ITA Women's Preseason Singles Rankings, and No. 5 with Frilling in doubles ... won eight straight doubles matches with Frilling during the fall, including a 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) decision over No. 1 Mallory Burdette/Nicole Gibbs from Stanford in the semifinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships ... won six consecutive singles matches to open the spring schedule, beating No. 24 Natalie Pluskota 6-7 (4-7), 2-1, retired against No. 17 Tennessee ... defeated No. 7 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (13-11) in a dual win over No. 21 Texas A&M ... triumphed over No. 9 Jillian O'Neill/Alex Anghelescu 8-5 to clinch the doubles point against No. 16 Georgia Tech ... named to BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
AS A JUNIOR: Concluded third season with the Irish with a record of 23-8 in singles, including 19-5 in dual action (19-3 at No. 2 singles, 0-2 at No. 1 singles) ... named BIG EAST Academic All-Star along with being named to the all-BIG EAST Team ... named BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Performer after securing the clinching singles point in each of the three matches ... named BIG EAST Player of the Week for week of April 6 ... earned third monogram ... posted an even 7-7 record against nationally-ranked opposition ... opened the dual season with 11 victories before suffering first setback ... in that span, defeated six ranked opponents, capped by a straight-sets victory over #50 Alex Leatu of Vanderbilt, 6-3, 6-1 ... after brief stay at No. 1 singles, returned to No. 2 position and claimed nine more victories ... earned a spot in the NCAA Singles Championship for first time in career, knocking off #57 McCall Jones of UCLA in the round of 64 (2-6, 6-1, 7-5) before falling to #16 Venise Chan of Washington in the round of 32 (3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7) ... finished the doubles year with a record of 26-8 including 20-4 on the dual season, mostly at the No. 1 position with teammate Kristy Frilling with one match coming at the No. 2 spot with Jennifer Kellner ... duo finished the year with a 9-4 mark against nationally-ranked competition ... advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Midwest Regional Championship with victories over Eastern Michigan's Xu Chang and Mariya Toncheva (8-1) and Northwestern's Kate Turvy and Belinda Niu (8-2) ... after starting the dual season with a 3-3 record at No. 1 doubles, reeled of 16 victories without suffering defeat, including a win over the seventh-ranked duo of Linda Abu Mushrefova and Nida Hamilton of Northwestern, 8-3 ... advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championship, defeating Vanderbilt's 36th-ranked team of Alex Leatu and Rachael Dillon in the round of 32 (6-3, 6-2), marking the second win over the Commodores tandem on the year after winning 8-0 during dual action ... finished season ranked as 13th-best doubles team in the nation with Frilling.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Concluded her sophomore campaign with a 17-11 record on the year, all of which came at the No. 2 position during the dual season ... also registered a 19-6 record in doubles play primarily with partner Cosmina Ciobanu ... earned first win versus a ranked opponent on the season when she knocked off 29th-ranked Samantha Murray of Northwestern in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3 ... capped the year as the team leader in clinching-points, five in singes and 13 in doubles ... in the team's 5-2 victory over Tennessee in February, knocked off #37 Maria Sorbello (6-1, 6-4) ... enjoyed a successful run during the NCAA tournament, helping the team reach the semifinals for the second-consecutive season ... notched victories in four of her five matches during the tournament, including a pair against ranked foes ... defeated Ingrid Ballus of IPFW in the opening round (6-1, 6-0), Lauren Megale of Boise State in the second round (7-5, 6-2), #18 Marina Cossou of California in the round of 16 (6-3, 6-0) and Tennessee's 62nd-ranked Maria Sorbello for the second time on the year (7-5, 6-3) in the quarterfinals ... the win against Cossou marked the highest-ranked opponent to date that she has defeated ... teamed with Kristy Frilling in doubles to knock off the 24th-ranked team of Lindsey Stuckey and Evgeniya Vertesheva of Indiana, 8-3 ... ended season with a doubles win with Cosmina Ciobanu over Stanford's 56th- ranked duo of Mallory Burdette and Stacey Tan, 8-3 ... chosen as a member of the all-BIG EAST team for her efforts in the conference championship ... named an ITA Scholar-Athlete and BIG EAST Academic All-Star for the second consecutive year in each.
AS A FRESHMAN: Made a major impact in the Irish lineup, finishing the season with a 33-7 overall singles mark and a 32-11 record in doubles play ... went 6-4 in singles and 7-3 in doubles during the tournament season ... opened the dual-match season with 16 straight victories ... compiled a 27-3 record in dual matches ... went 1-0 at No. 3 singles, 10-2 at No. 4, 7-1 at No. 5 and 9-0 at No. 6 ... had six match-clinching wins, including a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Baylor's No. 70 Csilla Borsanyi in the NCAA quarterfinals that put the Irish in the semifinals for the first time in program history ... recorded a 25-8 doubles dual mark with partner Colleen Rielley at No. 3 doubles ... ended the season on an 11-match win streak ... the duo clinched 12 points for the Irish throughout the season ... earned all-BIG EAST honors after going 2-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles with Rielley ... along with Rielley, was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team after going 5-0 at No. 3 doubles ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star and an ITA Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Seven-time letterwinner in tennis (four), track and field (two) and cross country (one) at Cranbrook Kingswood ... named Michigan's 2008 Miss Tennis ... finalist for Michigan Athlete of the Year ... three-time All-American ... four-time state champion at No. 1 singles and two- time team state champion ... named all-state four times ... 2008 Western Michigan ITA Singles Champion and University of Michigan Singles Champion ... University of Michigan singles and doubles finalist and Prince Cup Singles Champion in 2007 ... winner of the 2007 Helen Shockley Award - Midwest Player of the Year ... 2006 Interscholastic East Champion, Midwest Closed Champion and Easter Bowl Semifinalist ... 2005 Midwest Closed Singles and Doubles Champion ... named 2008 Cranbrook Kingswood Female Athlete of the Year ... father, John `74, sister, Amy `01, sister, Erin `03 and uncle, Terry Beale `84 graduated from Notre Dame ... daughter of John and Barb Mathews ... graduated with a degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business.