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Irish Women's Tennis Completes Successful First Day At Hoosier Classic
Julie Sabacinski (left) and Britney Sanders reached the doubles semifinal round of the adidas Hoosier Classic Friday
 
Julie Sabacinski (left) and Britney Sanders reached the doubles semifinal round of the adidas Hoosier Classic Friday

Sept. 28, 2012

Adidas Hoosier Classic Day 1
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Notre Dame women's tennis team enjoyed a solid opening day, winning five singles matches and advancing a team to the semifinals of the doubles draw at the adidas Hoosier Classic at the Indiana University Tennis Center.

Junior Britney Sanders (Ontario, Calif.) defeated Indiana's Katie Klyzcek 6-0, 6-1 to advance in the first singles draw.  Sophomore Molly O'Koniewski (Hilton Head, S.C.) won her debut match with the Fighting Irish, downing Purdue's Daniela Vidal 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (7).  Each player will now switch opponents in round two, with Sanders taking on Vidal and O'Koniewski facing Klyzcek Saturday.

In the second singles flight, senior Chrissie McGaffigan (Davenport, Iowa) battled to a 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (6) three-set win over Kansas State's Ana Gomez Aleman.  McGaffigan will play Purdue's Krisztina Kapitany in the second round. 

Junior Julie Sabacinski (Plantation, Fla.) won her opening match in the third singles flight, beating Amina St. Hill of Kansas State in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.  Sabacinski advanced to round two, where she will face Indiana's Carolyn Chupa.  Sophomore Katherine White (Columbus, Ga.) won 6-3, 6-3 over Purdue's Gisella Pere in her first round matchup.  White will take on Kansas State's Ivana Kubickova in the next round.

Sanders and Sabacinski, the No. 36 doubles team in the ITA fall rankings, advanced to the semifinals of the doubles draw.  The Fighting Irish duo defeated Indiana's Jithme Jayawickrema and Gabrielle Rubenstein 8-4 in the first round, then took down Kapitany and Claudia Escribens of Purdue 8-6 in the second round.  Sanders and Sabacinski will face Indiana's Sophia Garre and Leslie Hureau (Indiana) in final four doubles action.

Play is set to resume at 10:30 a.m. (ET) Saturday on day two of the adidas Hoosier Classic.

adidas Hoosier Classic - Notre Dame Day One

Singles:

Britney Sanders (ND) def. Katie Klyzcek (IND) 6-0, 6-1
Alecia Kauss (IND) def. Quinn Gleason (ND) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (7)
Molly O'Koniewski (ND) def. Daniela Vidal (PUR) 4-6, 7-5 (5), 1-0 (4)
Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) def. Ana Gomez Aleman (KSU) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (6)
Julie Sabacinski (ND) def. Amina St. Hill (KSU) 6-1, 6-1
Katherine White (ND) def. Gisella Pere (PUR) 6-3, 6-3
Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU) def. JoHanna Manningham (ND) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles:
No. 36 Sanders/Sabacinski (ND) def. Gabrielle Rubenstein/Jithme Jayawickrema (IND) 8-4
No. 36 Sanders/Sabacinski (ND) def. Krisztina Kapitany/Claudia Escribens (PUR) 8-6
Imogen Golder/Pere (PUR) def. Manningham (ND)/Tiefel (CU) 8-1
St. Hill/Ivana Kubickova (KSU) def. Manningham (ND)/Tiefel (CU) 8-4
Gleason/O'Koniewski (ND) def. Gomez Aleman/Miranda Erisman (KSU) 8-6
Vidal/Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum (PUR) def. Gleason/O'Koniewski (ND) 8-3
McGaffigan/White (ND) def. Mazy Waltrous/Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU) 8-4
Kauss/Shannon Murdy (IND) def. McGaffigan/White (ND) 8-4

   

 


          

    

    


 

 

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