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No. 20 Notre Dame Sweeps Maryland, 7-0
Freshman Mary Closs clinched the match for Notre Dame at No. 5 singles.
 
Freshman Mary Closs clinched the match for Notre Dame at No. 5 singles.

April 4, 2014

Results

NOTRE DAME, Ind. --- The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team continues its streak of victories with a third consecutive sweep this afternoon. The 20th-ranked Irish defeated Maryland, 7-0. 

“I thought we played really well,” said head coach Jay Louderback. “We’ve been working on our doubles a lot and they looked good. It was good to see us play well at No. 3 doubles—we had a new team in and they did great.” 

The new team at No. 3 doubles was made up of freshman Mary Closs and junior Molly O’Koniewski, who quickly beat Olga Gaistuck and Olivia Gaudreault, 8-1. Eighth-ranked sophomore Quinn Gleason and senior Britney Sanders defeated Welma Luus and Nataliya Bredikhina 8-4 at No. 1, clinching the doubles point for the Irish.

“We finished four singles matches very quickly, which made things not very dramatic, which is great,” Louderback added. “But it was good at our No. 1 and No. 2 singles to see both come back in those first sets. They had great tiebreakers, and I thought a good start to the weekend for us.”

Senior Jennifer Kellner quickly defeated Kristina Hovsepyan, 6-2, 6-0, and freshman Monica Robinson was right behind her with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Luus at No. 4. Closs sealed the Notre Dame match victory at No. 5 with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Olga Bredikhina. Sophomore Julie Vrabel also recorded a definitive win over Gaistruck, 6-1, 6-2. 


 

 

At No. 1 and No. 2, Sanders and Gleason’s matches both went to match tiebreakers after split sets. Gleason won hers over Nataliya, 10-6, and Sanders beat Alexandra Stanova, 10-4 in her own tiebreaker.

The Irish are back in action against Pittsburgh in the Eck Tennis Pavilion at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

--Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant

--ND--

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January 31
W, 5-2
Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
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January 31
W, 7-0
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
RECAP

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February 12
3:30 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 14
1:00 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Varsity Tennis Center)
February 17
TBA
Purdue
West Lafayette, Ind. (Schwartz Tennis Center)
February 20
11:00 AM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 21
2:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 26
TBA
Boston College
Boston, Mass. (TBA)
February 28
TBA
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Drumlins Tennis Center)
March 6
TBA
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (Neil Schiff Tennis Center)
March 8
9:00 AM
East Carolina
Puerto Rico (TBA)
March 8
3:00 PM
LIU Brooklyn
Puerto Rico (TBA)
March 18
3:30 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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March 24
TBA
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)
March 26
11:00 AM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
April 1
3:30 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion or Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 3
TBA
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Ambler Tennis Center)
April 8
3:30 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion or Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 10
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion or Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 15
3:30 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion or Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 17
TBA
Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia (Snyder Tennis Complex)
April 20
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
April 21
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
April 22
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
April 23
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
April 24
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)

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