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Irish Fall To Miami In Quarterfinals Of ACC Championship

Freshman Monica Robinson

April 25, 2014

Results

CARY, N.C. --- The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team fell short today in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship, dropping a match to the No. 2 seed, Miami, 4-2. Though the Irish had a match start time of 11:30, two weather delays meant the action didn’t finish until after 7 p.m.

In doubles, senior Britney Sanders and sophomore Quinn Gleason fell to Monique Albuquerque and Clementina Riobueno 8-2 at No. 1 and the No. 3 team of freshman Mary Closs and junior Molly O’Koniewski lost to Stephanie Wagner and Lina Lilekite, 8-6.

Thunderstorms in the area pushed the singles competition to the indoor facility at the University of North Carolina, where Gleason and freshman Monica Robinson would battle to earn tough, gritty wins for the Irish that put them back in the match. Gleason defeated Kelsey Laurente, 7-6, 7-6, and Robinson came back after a tough first set to beat Riobueno, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4.

Miami clinched the match at No. 5 singles, where Melissa Bolivar defeated Closs in three sets, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

“We gave ourselves an opportunity to win,” said head coach Jay Louderback. “Monica and Quinn had good wins and Jennifer [Kellner] had just split when the match was clinched. Today's match shows us we can compete with top-10 teams.” 

The Irish now look toward the NCAA Championship, beginning May 9.

Singles competition

1. #30 Stephanie Wagner (UM) def. Britney Sanders (ND) 6-2, 7-6


 

 

2. #39 Quinn Gleason (ND) def. #61 Kelsey Laurente (UM) 7-6, 7-6

3. #90 Lina Lileikite (UM) vs. Jennifer Kellner (ND) 6-7, 6-5, unfinished

4. Monica Robinson (ND) def. Clementina Riobueno (UM) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

5. Melissa Bolivar (UM) def. Mary Closs (ND) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

6. Monique Albuquerque (UM) def. Julie Vrabel (ND) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. #11 Monique Albuquerque/Clementina Riobueno (UM) def. #15 Quinn Gleason/Britney Sanders (ND) 8-2

2. Julie Sabacinski/Jennifer Kellner (ND) def. #46 Kelsey Laurente/Melissa Bolivar (UM) 5-4

3. Stephanie Wagner/Lina Lileikite (UM) def. Molly O'Koniewski/Mary Closs (ND) 8-6

--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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