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No. 18 Irish Stop DePaul 5-2 For Third Straight Win
Senior Chrissie McGaffigan won her ninth singles match of the season against DePaul Saturday
 
Senior Chrissie McGaffigan won her ninth singles match of the season against DePaul Saturday

March 2, 2013

Complete Results

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team jumped out to a 4-0 lead on Saturday against DePaul and cruised to an eventual 5-2 over the Blue Demons inside the Eck Tennis Pavilion.

Katherine White claimed her first win in the dual season and put the Irish (9-3) up 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Zaina Sufi. Quinn Gleason added to the lead at the No. 3 singles court, defeating Ana Vladutu 6-2, 6-3 to extend the Notre Dame advantage to 3-0.

Chrissie McGaffigan forced her second set into a tie-break after being down 6-4 against Kelsey Lawson. McGaffigan won the tie-breaker and the match with a score of 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) over Lawson. It was McGaffigan’s ninth win of the dual season and clinched the match for the Irish over DePaul (9-4). 

Molly O'Koniewski needed a tie-breaker in the second before she could claim her seventh singles victory of the dual season. She defeated DePaul’s Jarret Fisher 5-2, 7-6 (7-4).

Jennifer Kellner and Britney Sanders both needed a third set to decide their singles matches. Patricia Fargas defeated Kellner 3-6, 6-1, 10-3 to claim the first point of the match for the Blue Demons. The outcome was similar at the No. 1 singles court, as No. 85 Matea Cutura slipped past No. 42 Sanders 7-5, 3-6, 11-9.

The Irish turned in a strong performance in the doubles competition, started by the No. 38 ranked pairing of Sabacinski and Sanders. The Notre Dame duo opened with a 6-1 lead that built to an 8-2 defeat of Lawson and Vladutu. The Irish secured the doubles point after Kellner and McGaffigan finished off DePaul’s Cutura and Fargas by a score of 8-5.

On the No. 3 doubles court, Gleason and White turned in a fine performance of their own. The pairing battled back from a 6-3 deficit and took a 7-6 lead before the match was abandoned after the doubles point was decided.

Notre Dame returns to the Eck Tennis Pavilion Sunday to play host to No. 2 Duke at 11 a.m.

No. 18 Notre Dame 5, No. 66 DePaul 2
Eck Tennis Pavilion
Notre Dame, Ind.

Singles
1. No. 85 Matea Cutura (DEP) def. No. 42 Britney Sanders (ND) 7-5, 3-6, 11-9
2. Patricia Fargas (DEP) def. Jennifer Kellner (ND) 3-6, 6-1, 10-3
3. Quinn Gleason (ND) def. Ana Vladutu (DEP) 6-2, 6-3
4. Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) def. Kelsey Lawson (DEP) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Molly O’Koniewski (ND) def. Jarret Fisher (DEP) 5-2, 7-6 (7-4)
6. Katherine White (ND) def. Zaina Sufi (DEP) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles
1. Jennifer Kellner/Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) def. Matea Cutura/Patricia Fargas (DEP) 8-5
2. No. 38 Julie Sabacinski/Britney Sanders (ND) def. Kelsey Lawson/Ana Vladutu (DEP) 8-2
3. Quinn Gleason/Katherine White (ND) def. Zaina Sufi/Jarret Fisher (DEP) 7-6, unfinished

Match Notes
DePaul 9-4; National ranking No. 66
Notre Dame 9-3; National ranking No. 18
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,3,4,5,2,1)
T-3:05 A-80

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10:00 AM
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10:00 AM
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12:00 PM
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March 24
4:00 PM
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March 26
12:00 PM
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4:00 PM
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11:00 AM
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4:00 PM
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