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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.

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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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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