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No. 19 Irish Sweep UAB 7-0
Senior Chrissie McGaffigan improved to 11-3 this season with the clinching singles win at UAB Thursday
 
Senior Chrissie McGaffigan improved to 11-3 this season with the clinching singles win at UAB Thursday

March 14, 2013

Results

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The University of Notre Dame women's tennis team earned its third shutout victory of the season with a 7-0 win Thursday over UAB at George Ward Park.

The No. 19 Irish (10-5) swept all three decisions in doubles to win the opening point of the contest. The freshmen tandem of Quinn Gleason and Julie Vrabel downed Caroline Faught and Amy Lowther 8-3 at the No. 3 doubles court to open the scoring. Jennifer Kellner and Chrissie McGaffigan, the No. 60 ranked duo in the country, clinched the doubles point at the first court with an 8-6 win over UAB's (8-6) Menanteau Moolman and Rachel Daniell.

Gleason continued her successful day with a straight set win at No. 3 singles. Gleason put the Irish up 2-0 with a 6-0, 6-2 sweep of Faught.

Katherine White was the next Notre Dame player to finish her singles tilt, dropping Elaine Simon 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 6 court to extend the Irish lead over the Blazers (3-0). The win was White's second consecutive victory during the team's three-match road trip.

Notre Dame clinched the match at No. 4 singles thanks to a strong performance from McGaffigan. The senior captain improved to 11-3 in 2013 with a 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Lowther.

Britney Sanders, the No. 49 player in the country, prevailed in straight sets over Isabel Fernandez at first singles 6-4, 6-1 to up the Notre Dame cushion to 5-0. The Irish junior snapped a three match losing streak with the victory. 

Molly O'Koniewski continued the winning ways at the No. 5 singles court, dropping Moolman in back-to-back sets 6-2, 6-3. Kellner completed the shutout at the second singles position, prevailing over Daniell 7-5, 6-4.

Notre Dame concludes its three-match road swing Saturday at noon against Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga.

No. 19 Notre Dame 7, UAB 0
George Ward Park
Birmingham, Ala.

Singles
1. No. 49 Britney Sanders (ND) def. Isabel Fernandez (UAB) 6-4, 6-1
2. Jennifer Kellner (ND) def. Rachel Daniell (UAB) 7-5, 6-4
3. Quinn Gleason (ND) def. Caroline Faught (UAB) 6-0, 6-2
4. Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) def. Amy Lowther (UAB) 6-1, 6-2
5. Molly O'Koniewski (ND) def. Menanteau Moolman (UAB) 6-2, 6-3
6. Katherine White (ND) def. Elaine Simon (UAB) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles
1. No. 60 Kellner/McGaffigan (ND) def. Moolman/Daniell (UAB) 8-6
2. Sanders/White (ND) def. Fernandez/Simon (UAB) 8-7 (4-0)
3. Gleason/Vrabel (ND) def. Faught/Lowther (UAB) 8-3

Match Notes:
Notre Dame 10-5; National ranking No. 19
UAB 8-6;
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,6,4,1,5,2)
T-4:15 A-68

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All Day
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All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
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All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
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All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
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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)
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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)
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All Day
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Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
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All Day
Lakewood Ranch Invitational
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
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All Day
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
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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
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 22
3:00 PM
Wright State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 29
10:00 AM
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Pittsburgh, Pa. (Alpha Tennis & Fitness Club)
February 3
3:00 PM
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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
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 5
12:00 PM
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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
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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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TBD
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All Day
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All Day
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All Day
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All Day
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