Women's Tennis

Shannon Mathews Falls In Opening Round Of NCAA Singles Championship

Shannon Mathews lost a hard-fought match to Allie Will of Florida (7-6, 6-3) to see her NCAA Singles Championship come to an end.

May 23, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. - University of Notre Dame women's tennis senior Shannon Mathews (Birmingham, Mich.) saw her NCAA Singles Championship come to an end Wednesday, as she fell to top-ranked and top-seeded Allie Will of Florida, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. She concludes her year with a record of 21-10.

The Irish senior battled her Gator counterpart, who entered the contest 17-2 in dual matches, to the tune of a near three-hour match. The two participants took the first set to a decisive tiebreak after each player earned a pair of service breaks along the way. Mathews and Will sat level at 5-5 in the tiebreak, but Will claimed the next two points to take a one-set lead in the match.

In the second set, Mathews fell behind quickly 4-0 before earning a pair of breaks and a hold of serve to pull the score to 4-3. Will, however, earned a break of her own to extend the lead to 5-3 before holding serve to close out the match.

While Mathews saw her singles draw come to a close, she now turns her attention to the NCAA Doubles Draw as she and teammate Kristy Frilling (Sidney, Ohio) take on Stanford's duo of Stacey Tan and Ellen Tsay in the Round of 32 on Thursday. First serve is scheduled for 6 p.m. (ET).

Be sure to check back with UND.com for a complete recap as the Irish pairing looks to advance into the Round of 16.

NCAA Singles Championship - Round of 64:
#1 Allie Will (UF) def. #34 Shannon Mathews (ND) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3



Event Calendar


April 23
L, 6-1
Clemson, S.C. (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)
April 26
W, 4-0
Pittsburgh ACC Championship First Round
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 27
4:00 PM
Clemson ACC Championship Second Round
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 28
4:00 PM
ACC Championship Quarterfinals
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 29
2:00 PM
ACC Championship Semifinals
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 30
2:00 PM
ACC Championship Final
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)

Shop Now



Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Photo Galleries


NCAA Infractions Report

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