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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.


 

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Illinois
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W, 7-0
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
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February 12
3:30 PM
Pittsburgh
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February 14
1:00 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Varsity Tennis Center)
February 17
TBA
Purdue
West Lafayette, Ind. (Schwartz Tennis Center)
February 20
11:00 AM
Indiana
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February 21
2:00 PM
Louisville
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February 26
TBA
Boston College
Boston, Mass. (TBA)
February 28
TBA
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Drumlins Tennis Center)
March 6
TBA
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (Neil Schiff Tennis Center)
March 8
9:00 AM
East Carolina
Puerto Rico (TBA)
March 8
3:00 PM
LIU Brooklyn
Puerto Rico (TBA)
March 18
3:30 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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March 24
TBA
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)
March 26
11:00 AM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
April 1
3:30 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion or Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 3
TBA
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Ambler Tennis Center)
April 8
3:30 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion or Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 10
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
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April 15
3:30 PM
Virginia Tech
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April 17
TBA
Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia (Snyder Tennis Complex)
April 20
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Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
April 21
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ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
April 22
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
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Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
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