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Notre Dame Claims First ACC Championship Victory Over Boston College

Senior Britney Sanders

April 24, 2014

Results

CARY, N.C. --- The University of Notre Dame women's tennis made history today as the team earned its first ACC Championship win in Cary, N.C. The Irish took down Boston College, 4-0, this afternoon at the Cary Tennis Park.

"We knew it would be a tough match and we needed to get the doubles point," said head coach Jay Louderback. "We played very patient at two and three doubles. Tomorrow will give us a chance to play a top-10 team with no pressure."

The doubles point was tightly contested between the 10th-seeded Boston College and the seventh-seeded Irish. Despite a 5-1 deficit at No. 1 doubles, sophomore Quinn Gleason and senior Britney Sanders came back to beat Lexi Borr and Jessica Wacnik, 7-5. Julie Sabacinski and Jennifer Kellner defeated Wan-Yi Sweeting and Katya Vasilyev at No. 2, 8-3, clinching the point for the Irish. The match between freshman Mary Closs and junior Molly O'Koniewski and Emily Safron and Heini Salonen at No. 3 was retired at 6-3 Notre Dame due to injury.

Sweeting also had to retire at No. 6 singles against Julie Vrabel, giving the Irish their second point. Straight-set wins at No. 1 and No. 4 singles put Notre Dame over the top to their first victory in an ACC Championship. Sanders defeated Wacnik, 6-3, 6-1, and Robinson beat Salonen, 6-3, 6-2. 

Notre Dame had already faced the Eagles earlier in the season, defeating them 6-1 on the road.


 

 

Notre Dame will play Miami, the No. 2 seed, tomorrow at noon. Results will be posted following the match here at UND.com.

--Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant

--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)

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