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Sanders, Gleason Earn Share Of Doubles Title At Wolverine Invitational

Junior Molly O'Koniewski won a total of three singles matches at the Ball State Fall Invitational

Sept. 22, 2013

Results

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Senior Britney Sanders and sophomore Quinn Gleason capped an undefeated weekend by co-winning the doubles draw during the University of Notre Dame women's tennis team's final day of action Sunday at the Wolverine Invitational at the University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Center.

The Irish twosome improved to 3-0 on the fall season with their second straight victory over a ranked team, downing No. 3 Emina Bektas and Brooke Bolender from host Michigan at the No. 1 doubles court. Sanders and Gleason shared the top doubles honor with Ana Vladutu and Jasmin Kling of DePaul.

Notre Dame won three of four doubles tilts against Michigan, sparked by the 8-7 triumph for Sanders and Gleason at the first court. Monica Robinson and Jennifer Kellner bookended their opening weekend with the second Irish win against a ranked team on the day, outlasting No. 46 Sarah Lee and Ronit Yurovsky 8-6 at the No. 2 court.

A narrow loss by Mary Closs and Julie Sabacinski at third singles was offset by an 8-4 win for Jane Fennelly and Julie Vrabel against Kristen Dodge and Annie Wierda. Fennelly and Vrabel finished the weekend with a 2-1 record in doubles play.

Notre Dame carried the momentum into singles play later in the day against DePaul, winning five of seven matches to close the Wolverine Invitational. No. 35 Sanders set the tone at the first singles court, dropping Vladutu 6-2, 6-4. No. 87 Gleason followed suit, claiming a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Patricia Fargas in second singles.

Robinson concluded her first career tournament with a 6-5, 6-5 straight-set decision against Kling at the No. 3 court, finishing the weekend a perfect 4-0. No. 117 Kellner kept the two-set precedent rolling at the fourth court. Closs picked up the final Irish win of the singles portion with 6-1, 6-3 effort against Jarret Fisher.

Wolverine Invitational - Day Three Results

Notre Dame vs. Michigan - Doubles
Sanders/Gleason (ND) d. No. 3 Bektas/Bolender (U-M), 8-7
Robinson/Kellner (ND) d. No. 46 Lee/Yurovsky (U-M), 8-6
Remynse/Zhu (U-M) d. Closs/Sabacinski (ND), 8-5
Fennelly/Vrabel (ND) d. Dodge/Wierda (U-M), 8-4

Notre Dame vs. DePaul - Singles
No. 35 Britney Sanders (ND) d. Ana Vladutu (DePaul), 6-2, 6-4
No. 87 Quinn Gleason (ND) d. Patricia Fargas (DePaul), 6-1, 6-2
Monica Robinson (ND) d. Jasmin Kling (DePaul), 6-5, 6-5
No. 117 Jennifer Kellner (ND) d. Kelsey Lawson (DePaul), 6-3, 6-4
Mary Closs (ND) d. Jarret Fisher (DePaul), 6-1, 6-3
Zaina Sufi (DePaul) d. Julie Vrabel (ND), 6-4, 6-2
Rebeca Mitrea (DePaul) d. Jane Fennelly (ND), 6-5, 6-3

Ball State Fall Invitational - Final Results

Singles
Christiana Raymond (MU) d. Molly O'Koniewski (ND) 6-0, 5-7, 6-3
Molly O'Koniewski (ND) d. Courtney Earnest (BSU) 6-2, 7-5
Molly O'Koniewski (ND) d. Kristina Labeja (EKU) 6-3, 6-1
Katherine White (ND) d. Emmie Marx (Ill. State) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Katherine White (ND) d. Ashlyn Rang (BSU) 6-2, 6-2
Andrea Badileanu (MU) d. Katherine White (ND) 6-4, 6-3
Saioa Oscoz (EKU) d. Alaina Roberts (ND) 6-0, 6-3
Alaina Roberts (ND) d. Paige Heuer (Valpo) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0
Darby Mountford (ND) d. Victoria Pisani (ASU) 6-3, 6-4
Darby Mountford (ND) d. Gabby Phillips (Ill. State) 3-6, 6-1, 11-9
Angelia Qin (BU) d. Darby Mountford (ND) 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 10-8

Doubles
O'Koniewski/White (ND) d. Labeja/Poffo (EKU) 8-7 (7-0)
O'Koniewski/White (ND) d. Marx/Nisbet (Ill. State) 8-1
Ormond/Earnest (BSU) d. Mountford/Roberts (ND) 8-0
Verstrepen/Smith (WSU) d. Mountford/Roberts (ND) 8-6

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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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