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Steady Play Guides Irish On Day One of WMU Super Challenge

Junior Jennifer Kellner

Nov. 10, 2012

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The University of Notre Dame women's tennis team concluded a strong day one Friday at the WMU Super Challenge inside the West Hills Athletic Club. The three-day tournament is hosted by Western Michigan University and is an Intercollegiate Tennis Association sanctioned event. The Fighting Irish were victorious in four of the seven singles flights and advanced toward the championship round in two of the three doubles flights.

No. 106 Jennifer Kellner (Smithtown, N.Y.) took control of her first singles match early and never showed signs of defeat cruising to a 6-0, 6-3 finish over Nikki Chiricosta from Bowling Green. Kellner will battle No. 50 Leslie Hurea from Indiana University in the semifinals Saturday. Hurea earned her spot in the next round by defeating Erin Gebes 6-0, 6-0.

Freshman Quinn Gleason (Mendon, N.Y.) overcame a tightly contested first set (7-5) against Ksenia Pronina from Iowa State. Gleason found her rhythm in the second set sealing the deal with a 6-0 victory. The Notre Dame newcomer will face Louisville's Rebecca Shine in the next round. Shine barely escaped defeat in her opening round winning by decision of a tie-breaker (4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (7-4).

Sophomore Molly O'Koniewski (Hilton Head, S.C.) defeated Maddie Eccleston from Bowling Green in the fourth flight of singles play after dropping her first set (6-7 (7-5), finding the equalizer in the second set (6-4) and finishing off the match 1-0 (7-4) in the tie-breaker. O'Koniewski moves on to face Sophie Garre from Indiana University. Garre took 10 of the 12 games in her opening round contest.

Junior JoHanna Manningham (Mishawaka, Ind.) defeated Iowa State's Caroline Hauge Andersen in a hard fought nine point game tie-breaker during the fifth singles flight 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (9). Manningham will face Mary Hill from Bowling Green Saturday in the semifinals.

Kellner teamed up with senior Chrissie McGaffigan (Davenport, Iowa) in the first doubles flight and defeated host Western Michigan's Jill Pastunink and Kathleen Hawkins 9-7. The pair will face Louisville's Manuela Velasquez and Julia Fellerhoff in the next round.

Gleason and sophomore Katherine White (Columbus, Ga.) defeated Mandy Brown and Stefanie Villajuan from Louisville 9-7. Gleason and White matched their first round score of 9-7 as the duo rolled passed Carmen Sandor and Sarah Henderson from Penn St. Gleason and White will battle Carolyn Chupa and Katie Klyczek (Indiana) in the championship match.

Stay tuned to UND.com for full post match results and coverage of the WMU Super Challenge.

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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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