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    FIGHTING IRISH Sophomore Quinn Gleason
    Sophomore Quinn Gleason

    Jan. 25, 2014


    EVANSTON, Ill. --- The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team fell in a hard match to No. 26 Arizona State today in the first round of ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Irish lost to the Sun Devil 4-0 in Evanston, Ill., and will play Oklahoma State in the second day of the event tomorrow.

    Despite sophomore Quinn Gleason and senior Britney Sanders’ doubles victory at No. 1 over Leighann Sahagun and Joanna Smith (6-2), the Irish lost the doubles point to Arizona State. Freshman Mary Closs and senior Julie Sabacinski lost at No. 2 doubles to Ebony Panoho and Stephanie Vlad, 6-3, and senior Jennifer Kellner and freshman Jane Fennelly fell to Desirae Krawcyk and Kassidy Jump at No. 3, 7-5.

    The Sun Devils picked up their victory with three more wins in singles matches. Sanders fell to Stephanie Vlad (ranked 50th) at No. 1, 6-1, 6-2 and Closs lost at No. 4 to Panaho, 6-4, 6-0. Krawcyk clinched the win for Arizona State in a superset tiebreaker against Quinn Gleason, winning 6-1, 4-6, 1-0.

    Notre Dame’s match against Oklahoma State begins tomorrow at 10 a.m.


    1. No. 50 Stephanie Vlad (ASU) def. Britney Sanders (ND), 6-1, 6-2

    2. No. 91 Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) def. No. 67 Quinn Gleason (ND), 6-1, 4-6, 1-0

    3. Leighann Sahagun (ASU) vs. Jennifer Kellner, 6-7, 6-3 (unfinished)



    4. Ebony Panoho (ASU) def. Mary Closs (ND), 6-4, 6-0

    5. Kassidy Jump (ASU) vs. Julie Vrabel, 6-4, 6-7 (unfinished)

    6. Gussie O’Sullivan (ASU) vs. Julie Sabacinski, 6-7, 1-5 (unfinished)



    1. No. 30 Quinn Gleason/Britney Sanders (ND) def. Leighann Sahagun/Joanna Smith (ASU), 6-2

    2. Ebony Panoho/Stephanie Vlad (ASU) def. Mary Closs/Julie Sabacinski (ND), 6-3

    3. Desirae Krawcyk/Kassidy Jump (ASU) def, Jennifer Kellner/Jane Fennelly (ND), 7-5 

    --Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant


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