Women's Tennis

@ndwomenstennis
Mathews Clinches Irish NCAA Semifinal Appearance
Freshman Shannon Mathews clinched the win for the Irish with a victory at No. 4 singles.
 
Freshman Shannon Mathews clinched the win for the Irish with a victory at No. 4 singles.

May 17, 2009

Complete Results Get Acrobat Reader

Photo Gallery 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Freshman Shannon Mathews outlasted Baylor's No. 70 Csilla Borsanyi, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, at fourth singles and clinched Notre Dame's first ever appearance at the NCAA Championship semifinals.

The fifth-ranked Irish topped No. 4 Baylor, 4-3, Sunday in the quarterfinal match. Notre Dame is now 28-4 and 2-1 against the Bears this season.

The Irish advanced to the semifinals for the first time in program history after trips to the quarterfinals in three of the past four years.

Notre Dame will face the winner of the No. 1 Northwestern/No. 9 California match Monday at 5:00 p.m. (ET).

The Irish clinched the doubles point with wins at first and third doubles.

Baylor's No. 65 doubles team of Taylor Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk downed No. 64 Cosmina Ciobanu and Kali Krisik, 8-3, at second doubles, but the second-ranked Irish duo of Kelcy Tefft and Kristy Frilling topped No. 13 Lenka Broosova and Borsanyi, 8-4, at first doubles to even the match. Tefft and Frilling battled from a 2-1 deficit for the win. Mathews and Colleen Rielley bested Nina Secerbegovic and Kasia Siwosz, 8-5, at No. 3 doubles to clinch the point.

Baylor's Secerbegovic tied the match at 1-1 with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Krisik at No. 5 singles. No. 33 Broosova put the Bears ahead 2-1 after a 6-1, 6-1 victory over No. 38 Frilling at second singles.

Kristen Rafael downed Siwosz, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 6 singles to tie the match at 2-2, while No. 29 Tefft topped #39 Ormond, 6-2, 6-3, at first singles to give the Irish a 3-2 lead.

Despite a hard-fought second set, Ciobanu fell to No. 44 Stanivuk, 6-1, 7-5, as Baylor tied the match at 3-3.

After dropping the first set 7-5, Mathews forced a third set with a 6-3 second-set victory over Borsanyi. The freshman from Birmingham, Mich., went up 4-1, before Borsanyi closed the gap to 5-4. Mathews won four of the next five points for the 6-4 win.

The Irish are 10-24 all-time against Northwestern and 0-2 this season. The two teams last met on April 4 with the Wildcats claiming a 4-3 victory. Notre Dame is 1-0 all-time against California after taking a 5-4 win over the Bears at the 1996 National Team Indoor Championships.

#5 Notre Dame 4, #4 Baylor 3

NCAA Quarterfinal

Mitchell Tennis Center

College Station, Texas

 

Singles

1. #29 Kelcy Tefft (ND) def. #39 Taylor Ormond (BU) 6-2, 6-3

2. #33 Lenka Broosova (BU) def. #38 Kristy Frilling (ND) 6-1, 6-1

3. #44 Jelena Stanivuk (BU) def. Cosmina Ciobanu (ND) 6-1, 7-5

4. Shannon Mathews (ND) def. #70 Csilla Borsanyi (BU), 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

5. Nina Secerbegovic (BU) def. Kali Krisik (ND) 6-0, 6-0

6. Kristen Rafael (ND) def. Kasia Siwosz (BU) 6-3, 6-0

 

Doubles
1. #2 Tefft/Frilling (ND) def. #13 Broosova/Borsanyi (BU) 8-4

2. #65 Ormond/Stanivuk (BU) def. #64 Ciobanu/Krisik (ND) 8-3

3. Mathews/Rielley (ND) def. Secerbegovic/Siwoz (BU) 8-5

 

--ND--

 


 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

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
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 2
All Day
Northwestern Invitational
Evanston, Ill.
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
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
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)
October 21
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
TBD

Shop Now

Nissan

Auctions

Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Photo Galleries

Canon

St. Joseph Health System Nissan Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka