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No. 6 Notre Dame Bounces Boise State to Advance to NCAA Round of 16
Sophomore Shannon Mathews clinched the win for the Irish with a victory at No. 2 singles.
 
Sophomore Shannon Mathews clinched the win for the Irish with a victory at No. 2 singles.

May 15, 2010

Match Recap

Box Score

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The sixth-ranked and fifth-seeded Irish women's tennis team is headed to the NCAA Championship Round of 16 for the second straight season. Notre Dame topped No. 47 Boise State, 4-0, Saturday at the Courtney Tennis Center and punched its ticket to Athens, Ga.

The win improved the Irish to 24-3 on the season, while the Broncos fell to 23-6. Notre Dame will take on the winner of the California-USC matchup in the NCAA Round of 16 on May 20.

Notre Dame is now 26-16 all-time in NCAA tournament action and an impressive 14-2 at home in the national championship.

The Irish took the early 1-0 lead after clinching the doubles point. The third-ranked duo of Kristy Frilling (Sidney, Ohio) and Kali Krisik (Arkansas City, Kan.) won their 22nd consecutive match with an 8-2 victory over No. 49 Lauren Megale and Pichittra Thongdach at first doubles. Cosmina Ciobanu (Brea, Calif.) and Shannon Mathews (Birmingham, Mich.) clinched their second straight doubles point for the Irish with an 8-2 win over Stephanie Jasper and Marlena Pietzuch at No. 2. Chrissie McGaffigan (Davenport, Iowa) and Kristen Rafael (Grand Prairie, Texas) were leading Elyse Edward and Bianca Jochimsen, 6-5, at No. 3 doubles when the point was clinched.

No. 16 Frilling put the Irish up 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-3 win over No. 49 Thongdach at first singles. The win improved Frilling to 20-5 on the season. Ciobanu downed Jasper, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 4 singles to give Notre Dame the 3-0 advantage. The win was Ciobanu's 24th of the season and extended her winning streak to a team-leading nine matches. No. 108 Mathews clinched the win for the Irish with her 15th victory this season, a 7-5, 6-2 besting of Megale at second singles.

McGaffigan was battling Jochimsen, 1-6, 6-1, 2-1, at No. 3 singles when the point was clinched. Krisik led Edward, 6-0, 4-4, at No. 5 and Pietzuch led Rafael 1-6, 6-1, 2-1 at sixth singles when the match was halted.

#6 Notre Dame 4, #47 Boise State 0

Singles

1. #16 Kristy Frilling (ND) def. #49 Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) 6-2, 6-3

2. #108 Shannon Mathews (ND) def. Lauren Megale (BSU) 7-5, 6-2

3. Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) vs. Biance Jochimsen (BSU) 1-6, 6-1, 2-1, unf.

4. Cosmina Ciobanu (ND) def. Stephanie Jasper (BSU) 6-3, 6-2

5. Kali Krisik (ND) vs. Elyse Edward (BSU) 6-0, 4-4, unf.

6. Kristen Rafael (ND) vs. Marlena Pietzuch 6-1, 1-6, 1-2, unf.

Order of finish: 1,4,2

Doubles

1. #3 Frilling/Krisik (ND) def. #45 Megale/Thongdach (BSU) 8-2

2. Ciobanu/Mathews (ND) def. Jasper/Pietzuch (BSU) 8-1

3. McGaffigan/Rafael (ND) vs. Edward/Jochimsen (BSU) 6-5, unf.

Order of finish: 1,2

--ND--

 

 

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September 30
All Day
Northwestern Invitational
Evanston, Ill.
October 1
All Day
Northwestern Invitational
Evanston, Ill.
October 1
All Day
All-American Championships - Pre-Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 2
All Day
All-American Championships - Pre-Qualifying
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All Day
Northwestern Invitational
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October 4
All Day
All-American Championships - Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 5
All Day
All-American Championships - Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 6
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 7
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 8
All Day
All-American Championships
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October 9
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 20
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships - Qualifying
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
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All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships - Qualifying
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 21
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 22
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 23
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 24
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 25
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
November 3
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 4
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 4
All Day
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
November 4
All Day
Lakewood Ranch Invitational
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
November 5
All Day
Lakewood Ranch Invitational
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
November 5
All Day
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
November 5
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 6
All Day
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
November 6
All Day
Lakewood Ranch Invitational
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
November 6
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
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
TBD
April 27
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
April 28
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
April 29
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
April 30
All Day
ACC Championships
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