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No. 18 Irish Stun No. 22 Georgia Tech 4-3 At The ITA Kick Off Weekend
Freshman Quinn Gleason jumpstarted the Notre Dame singles effort with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Georgia Tech's Alex Anghelescu Saturday
 
Freshman Quinn Gleason jumpstarted the Notre Dame singles effort with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Georgia Tech's Alex Anghelescu Saturday

Jan. 26, 2013

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team bounced back from a 3-1 deficit Saturday against Georgia Tech, winning the final three singles matches to stun the Yellow Jackets 4-3 on day one of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kick Off Weekend inside the Nebraska Tennis Center.

Senior Chrissie McGaffigan defeated Megan Kurey at No. 4 singles to kick-start the rally for the No. 18 Irish (3-0). McGaffigan downed Kurey in straight sets 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 to narrow the gap to 3-2 in favor of the No. 22 Yellow Jackets (1-1).

Sophomore Molly O'Koniewski continued her unbeaten spring singles slate, scoring a 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 win over Jasmine Minor at the No. 6 singles court. O’Koniewski’s third victory of the season squared the match at 3-3.

Junior Jennifer Kellner completed the comeback at the No. 2 singles court against Georgia Tech’s Kendal Woodard. After falling behind 6-4 in the first set, Kellner broke Woodard 7-6 (7-4) in set two. Kellner clinched the match and team victory after outlasting Woodard in another tiebreaker in the deciding set to win 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5).

Freshman Quinn Gleason registered the first Notre Dame point of the day at the No. 3 court, defeating Alex Anghelescu in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.

Junior Julie Sabacinski battled valiantly in both sets against Natasha Prokhnevska, ultimately falling to the Yellow Jacket product 7-5, 6-4 at the No. 5 court. Fellow junior Britney Sanders, ranked No. 58 by the ITA, nearly forced a third set at No. 1 singles against No. 39 Elizabeth Kilborn. Kilborn held on for a 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) win.

The Irish will face either No. 17 Nebraska or No. 23 Tennessee Sunday at 2 p.m. inside the Nebraska Tennis Center in an ITA Kick Off Weekend Championship match. The event champion earns a berth to the ITA Division I National Women's Team Indoor Championship Feb. 8-11 in Charlottesville, Va.

ITA Kick Off Weekend
No. 18 Notre Dame vs. No. 22 Georgia Tech
Nebraska Tennis Center
Lincoln, Neb.

Singles
1. #39 Elizabeth Kilborn (GT) def. #58 Britney Sanders (ND) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)
2. Jennifer Kellner (ND) def. Kendal Woodard (GT) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5)
3. Quinn Gleason (ND) def. Alex Anghelescu (GT) 6-4, 6-3
4. Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) def. Megan Kurey (GT) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4
5. Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) def. Julie Sabacinski (ND) 7-5, 6-4
6. Molly O'Koniewski (ND) def. Jasmine Minor (GT) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Doubles
1. Kellner/McGaffigan (ND) def. Kilborn/Anghelescu (GT) 8-3
2. Kurey/Woodard (GT) def. Sanders/Gleason (ND) 8-6
3. Muriel Wacker/Prokhnevska (GT) def. Sabacinski/O'Koniewski (ND) 8-3

Match Notes
Notre Dame 3-0; National ranking #18
Georgia Tech 1-1; National ranking #22
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,3,5,4,6,2)

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Northwestern Invitational
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October 1
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Northwestern Invitational
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All Day
All-American Championships - Pre-Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
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All-American Championships - Pre-Qualifying
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Northwestern Invitational
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October 4
All Day
All-American Championships - Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 5
All Day
All-American Championships - Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
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All Day
All-American Championships
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October 7
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All-American Championships
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October 8
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All-American Championships
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October 9
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 20
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships - Qualifying
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 21
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships - Qualifying
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 21
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 22
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 23
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 24
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 25
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
November 3
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 4
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 4
All Day
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
November 4
All Day
Lakewood Ranch Invitational
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
November 5
All Day
Lakewood Ranch Invitational
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
November 5
All Day
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
November 5
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 6
All Day
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
November 6
All Day
Lakewood Ranch Invitational
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
November 6
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
January 22
10:00 AM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 22
3:00 PM
Wright State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 29
10:00 AM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Alpha Tennis & Fitness Club)
February 3
3:00 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
11:00 AM
Illinois
Champaign, Ill. (Varsity Tennis Center)
February 18
10:00 AM
Indiana
Bloomington, Ind. (IU Tennis Center)
February 19
12:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
February 22
5:00 PM
Purdue
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 25
10:00 AM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 25
3:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 3
4:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 5
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 13
3:00 PM
Norfolk State
Norfolk, Va. (NSU Tennis Complex)
March 15
3:00 PM
William & Mary
Williamsburg, Va. (McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center)
March 17
TBA
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex)
March 19
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 24
4:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 26
12:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 31
TBA
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
April 7
4:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 9
11:00 AM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 13
4:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Speicher Tennis Center)
April 15
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Ken Byers Tennis Complex)
April 23
12:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)
April 26
All Day
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April 27
All Day
ACC Championships
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April 28
All Day
ACC Championships
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April 29
All Day
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All Day
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