Women's Tennis

@ndwomenstennis
No. 21 Irish Advance To Semifinals With 4-0 Win Over Marquette

Jennifer Kellner earned the second Notre Dame singles point of the day with a 6-2, 6-3 win Friday

April 19, 2013

Results

TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Notre Dame women's tennis team began its drive for a sixth straight conference tournament title in fine fashion Friday, downing Marquette 4-0 in the quarterfinal round of the 2013 BIG EAST Championship at the USF Varsity Tennis Courts.

The No. 21 Irish (15-8), the top overall seed in the tournament, swept the action at doubles to take a 1-0 match lead. Jennifer Keller and Chrissie McGaffigan got the Notre Dame lineup started with an 8-1 win over Ali Dawson and Aina Hernandez Soler of Marquette (12-12) at the first doubles court. Julie Sabacinski and Britney Sanders clinched the opening point at second doubles, downing Ana Pimienta and Erin Gebes by an identical 8-1 score.

Quinn Gleason and Katherine White did not finish their match with Rocio Diaz and Aleeza Kanner after Notre Dame earned the doubles point at the No. 2 court.

Gleason won her third consecutive singles match at the No. 3 court, defeating Hernandez Soler in straight sets. The Notre Dame freshman's 6-1, 6-1 victory gave the Irish a 2-0 team lead.

Kellner kept the momentum going at second singles, sweeping Gebes 6-2, 6-3 to extend the Irish advantage to 3-0.

No. 40 Sanders needed the full three frames at the No. 1 court against Pimenta, falling 6-2 in the second set after winning by the same margin in the first. Sanders claimed a 6-3 triumph in the final set to outlast Pimienta 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 and clinch the match for Notre Dame.

The Irish will face fifth-seeded DePaul Saturday at a 9 a.m. in one of the two semifinal matches at the 2013 BIG EAST Championship.

No. 1 Notre Dame 4, No. 8 Marquette 0
2013 BIG EAST Women's Tennis Championship
April 19, 2013 USF Varsity Tennis Courts

Singles
1. No. 40 Britney Sanders (ND) def. Ana Pimienta (MU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 *
2. Jennifer Kellner (ND) def. Erin Gebes (MU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Quinn Gleason (ND) def. Aina Hernandez Soler (MU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) vs. Rocio Diaz (MU), unfinished
5. Katherine White (ND) vs. Ali Dawson, unfinished
6. Julie Sabacinski (ND) vs. Laia Hernandez Soler (MU), unfinished

Doubles
1. No. 55 Kellner/McGaffigan (ND) def. Dawson/A. Hernandez Soler (MU) 8-1*
2. No. 67 Sabacinski/Sanders (ND) def. Pimienta/Gebes (MU) 8-1
3. Gleason/White (ND) vs. Aleeza Kanner/Diaz (MU), unfinished

Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1
* deciding match

--ND--

 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

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
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 27
All Day
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 28
All Day
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 29
All Day
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 30
All Day
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)

Shop Now

Nissan

Auctions

Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Photo Galleries

Canon

St. Joseph Health System Nissan Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka Vivid Seats