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No. 6 Irish Advance to NCAA Second Round with 4-0 Win Over IPFW
Senior Cosmina Ciobanu clinched the doubles point and the win for the Irish against IPFW.
 
Senior Cosmina Ciobanu clinched the doubles point and the win for the Irish against IPFW.

May 14, 2010

Match Recap

Box Score

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The sixth-ranked and fifth-seeded Notre Dame women's tennis team cruised to the second round of the NCAA Championships with a 4-0 win over IPFW Friday afternoon at the Courtney Tennis Center. The Irish improved to 23-3, while the Mastodons ended their season with a 24-5 record.

Notre Dame will take on No. 47 Boise State in the second round at noon Saturday at the Courtney Tennis Center. The Broncos defeated No. 21 Iowa, 4-1, Friday morning.

The Irish cruised to the early 1-0 lead after winning the doubles point. Chrissie McGaffigan (Davenport, Iowa) and Kristen Rafael (Grand Prairie, Texas) improved to 9-0 at No. 3 doubles, topping Yuka Kobayashi and Raquel Vescovi, 8-2, before Cosmina Ciobanu (Brea, Calif.) and Shannon Mathews (Birmingham, Mich.) clinched the point for the Irish with an 8-1 win over Katie Brien and Alex Forsyth. The third-ranked duo of Kristy Frilling (Sidney, Ohio) and Kali Krisik (Arkansas City, Kan.) were leading Ingrid Ballus and Amy Recht, 7-2, when the point was clinched.

Mathews put the Irish up 2-0 with her 14th win of the season, a 6-1, 6-0 besting of Ballus at No. 2 singles. McGaffigan defeated Vescovi, 6-1, 6-0, at third singles to give Notre Dame a 3-0 advantage. Ciobanu clinched the win for the Irish with her 23rd victory of the season, a 6-2, 6-0 defeat of Brien at No. 4 singles.

No. 16 Frilling was leading Recht, 6-4, 4-3, at No. 1 singles when the match was clinched. Krisik was battling Forsyth, 6-2, 2-3, at fifth singles, and Rafael was up on Kobayashi, 6-2, 3-2, when the match was halted.

In earlier action, No. 47 Boise State advanced to the second round with a 4-1 win over No. 21 Iowa. The Broncos clinched the doubles point, then earned wins at second and third singles, before Iowa could get on the board with a victory at No. 1 . Boise State's Elyse Edward clinched the win for the Broncos with a victory at No. 4 singles.

#5 Notre Dame 4, IPFW 0

Singles

1. #16 Kristy Frilling (ND) vs. Amy Recht (IPFW) 6-4, 4-3, unf.

2. #108 Shannon Mathews (ND) def. Ingrid Ballus (IPFW) 6-1, 6-0

3. Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) def. Raquel Vescovi (IPFW) 6-1, 6-0

4. Cosmina Ciobanu (ND) def. Katie Brien (IPFW) 6-2, 6-0

5. Kali Krisik (ND) vs. Alex Forsyth (IPFW) 6-2, 2-3, unf.

6. Kristen Rafael (ND) vs. Yuka Kobayashi (IPFW) 6-2, 3-2, unf.

Order of finish: 2,3,4

Doubles

1. #3 Frilling/Krisik (ND) vs. Ballus/Recht (IPFW) 7-2, unf.

2. Ciobanu/Mathews (ND) vs. Brien/Forsyth (IPFW) 8-1

3. McGaffigan/Rafael (ND) def. Kobayashi/Vescovi (IPFW) 8-2

Order of finish: 3,2

--ND--

 

 

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