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Women's Tennis Defeats Northwestern

Irish advance in NCAA Midwest Regional.

May 15, 1998

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. --- The University of Notre Dame women's tennis team posted a 6-2 win over Northwestern Friday in the first round of the 1998 NCAA Midwest Regional. Notre Dame, the No. 2 seed in the event, advances to Saturday's semifinal, where it will meet No. 3 seed Wisconsin at 2:00 p.m. CDT.

Wisconsin was a 5-2 winner over Michigan on Friday while No. 1 seed UCLA beat Marquette 5-2 and No. 4 seed Indiana beat Purdue 5-3. The winner of the tournament advances to the 16-team NCAA national team tournament, which begins as part of the NCAA Championship at Notre Dame on Thursday.

Notre Dame improves to 19-9 with the win this season. Freshman Michelle Dasso, the No. 19 ranked player in the country, improved her record to 29-6 on the season in singles with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Shannon Duffy.

Other singles winners for Notre Dame were junior Marisa Velasco at No. 3, senior Tiffany Gates at No. 4, sophomore Kelly Zalinski at No. 5 and freshman Kim Guy at No. 6.

Notre Dame 6, Northwestern 2

Singles

Katherine Nasser (NW) def. Jennifer Hall, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4; Michelle Dasso (ND) def. Shannon Duffy, 6-1, 6-0; Marisa Velasco (ND) def. Colleen Cheng, 6-2, 6-4; Tiffany Gates (ND) def. Laura Guignon, 6-1, 6-1; Kelly Zalinksi (ND) def. Robyn Porter, 6-4, 6-2; Kim Guy (ND) def. Leigh Weinraub, 7-5, 6-1.

Doubles

Gates and Hall (ND) vs. Nasser and Cheng, DNP; Dasso and Velasco (ND) def. Duffy and Leigh Weinraub, 8-2; Porter and Guignon (NW) def. Kelley Olson and Zalinski, 8-3.


 

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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