Women's Tennis



Irish On Tour: Irish Trio Finding Success on Pro Circuit

Gleason, Robinson and Closs all appearing in current WTA rankings


Robinson Snares First Career Professional Crown

Former Irish captain wins ITF doubles title in South Africa


Inside Irish: Bronco Super Challenge & ASU Thunderbird

Irish to close out fall schedule at Western Michigan and Arizona State.


Inside Irish: ITA Midwest Regional Championships

Irish look to continue impressing at regional competition


Inside Irish: Wildcat Invitational

Irish women's tennis opens fall tournament slate in Evanston


Commencement 2017

Notre Dame and the athletics department graduated 170 student-athletes on May 21, 2017.


ACC Women's Tennis Championship Second Round

ACC Women's Tennis Championship Second Round


ACC Women's Tennis Championship First Round

ACC Women's Tennis Championship First Round


Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest

Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest


Notre Dame vs. Purdue

Notre Dame vs. Purdue


Notre Dame vs. Western Michigan & Wright State

Notre Dame vs. Western Michigan & Wright State


  • 2017 National ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sportsmanship & Leadership Award
  • 2017 Byron V. Kanaley Award
  • 2017 Francis Patrick O’Connor Award
  • 2017 ITA Midwest Region Most Improved Player Award
  • 2017 All-ACC Second Team
  • 2017 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2015 NCAA Doubles Championship qualifier
  • 2015 All-ACC Third Team
  • 2014 USTA/ITA Intercollegiate Indoor Doubles Championship qualifier


  • Recorded an overall singles record of 19-13 including 14-9 in dual competition.
  • With doubles partner Brooke Broda, had a final record of 11-8, including 7-2 in tours.
  • Finished with an overall doubles record of 12-22 with partners Brooke Broda, Mary Closs and Jane Fennelly.
  • Began the season ranked 63rd in singles and 48th in doubles with Broda.
  • Started the season with a record of 7-1 with Broda.
  • In singles, went 10-1 in the first 11 matches of the spring semester.
  • Finished her senior campaign ranked 101 nationally in singles competition
  • Named to the All-ACC Second Team
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
  • Earned the ITA Midwest Region Most Improved Player (Senior) Award
  • Selected for two of Notre Dame Athletics’ most prestigious honors: the Byron V. Kanaley Award and Francis Patrick O’Connor Award
  • Became the first Notre Dame women’s tennis player to win the National ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sportsmanship & Leadership Award
  • Earned a monogram


  • Completed a solid season with a record of 14-11 in singles and 12-10 in doubles
  • Started at No. 101 on national singles rankings and finished at No. 89, reaching as high as No. 53
  • Recorded victories over TCU’s Mia King (6-4, 6-1) and Anki Wind of Memphis (7-5, 6-2), as well as a doubles victory with Quinn Gleason over No. 11 Yuliya Lysa/Shannon Hudson of Arkansas at the ITA All-American Championships in October
  • Defeated No. 14 Brienne Minor of Michigan (7-5, 6-7 (2-7), 6-1) on February 17
  • Beat No. 95 Elena Cerezo-Codina of Virginia Tech on April 15
  • Handed a loss to No. 9 Kelsey Laurente/Maria Alvarez of Oklahoma State with partner Quinn Gleason
  • All three singles matches at the ACC Championship went unfinished
  • Participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy
  • Earned a monogram


  • Had an impressive season, topping the lineup card at No. 1 doubles with Quinn Gleason and providing a steady hand at No. 2 singles for the Irish
  • Named to All-ACC Third Team
  • Ranked as high as No. 16 nationally in doubles
  • 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 Gleason, 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
  • Assembled an overall record of 16-15 at singles, starting the season off with a win over No. 102 Tina Jiang of Columbia (6-4, 6-2)
  • Rallied to notch a ranked win over No. 64 Paige Hourigan of Georgia Tech (6-3, 4-6, 6-1) and, twice, against Kerrie Cartwright of Florida State (No. 89, 7-5, 6-3, regular season; No. 118, 6-4, 6-3, ACC Championships)
  • Earned a monogram


  • Posted an incredibly successful initial campaign
  • Compiled a 24-10 singles record (17-7 dual) as well as an 11-12 doubles mark (2-11 dual)
  • Wasted no time in wowing the singles field at the ACC Championships, making quick work of Boston College's Heini Salonen in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) before rallying to dispatch Clementina Riobueno of Miami (1-6, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Cruised to a victory against DePaul's Kelsey Lawson in straight sets (6-2, 6-1) on the first day of the NCAA regional at Evanston, Illinois, before earning a hard-fought triumph against Northwestern's Manon Peri (6-1, 1-6, 6-1)
  • Eventually lost to 110th-ranked Maya Jensen of Alabama (4-6, 3-6) in the NCAA Sweet 16
  • Also rallied to defeat 100th-ranked Tristen Dewar of Clemson (3-6, 7-6, 6-4) during conference play
  • Split time with Jennifer Kellner and Jane Fennelly at doubles for a majority of the fall and spring seasons
  • Defeated the 46th-ranked duo of Sarah Lee and Ronit Yurovsky of Michigan (8-6) with Kellner
  • Earned a monogram


  • Tennis letterwinner at Fallbrook High School
  • Completed senior season at nearby Oasis High School
  • Ranked eighth in the class of 2017 according to TennisRecruiting.net
  • Reached the No. 1 ranking in the Southern California 18s division
  • Ranked among the girls 18s national top 20
  • Named Fallbrook High School Athlete of the Year
  • Selected as Fallbrook's Most Valuable Player in 2011 and 2012
  • A top-50 national competitor, won the Avocado League Championship and was a California Interscholastic Federation tournament finalist as a junior
  • Reached the finals of the Avocado League Championship as a freshman.
  • SCTA Sportsmanship Award winner
  • Has earned one silver medal and two bronze medals in national open competition.
  • 2013 Claremont ITF Doubles champion
  • 2012 San Diego Player of the Year
  • 2012 United States Tennis Association Regional Open finalist.
  • Won the 113th annual Ojai Tournament
  • Finalist at the USTA National Open in Denver, Colorado, and also earned the National Open Sportsmanship Award
  • Won the silver ball in women's doubles at the Balboa National Open
  • 2012 Southern California Junior Sectionals Consolation winner
  • Claimed the West Coast Bay Championship in 2011
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and double majoring in Marketing and Spanish

Monica Robinson
Monica  Robinson


Valley Center, CA

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