Women's Tennis

Oct. 21, 1997

Velasco Needs One More Win to Qualify for All-American Championships

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -University of Notre Dame women's tennis junior Marisa Velasco won two singles matches on Tuesday in qualifying rounds for the All-American Championships. Velasco needs to win one match on Wednesday to gain a spot in the 32-person singles portion of the tournament, which begins Thursday.

Velasco defeated Fay DeVera of Arizona State by a 6-3, 6-1 count and Anh Nguyen of Pepperdine by a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 score on Tuesday to advance in the qualifying.

Notre Dame junior Jennifer Hall earned an automatic spot in the 32-person main draw and will play in the doubles main draw with Tiffany Gates.

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