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    Jan. 31, 1998

    Notre Dame Women's Tennis Defeats Purdue 6-1

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The 15th-ranked Notre Dame women's tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 6-1 victory over Purdue at the Drake Tennis Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Notre Dame won five of six singles matches and earned the point in doubles after winning two of three matches. All five winners in singles won their matches in two sets.

    The only Irish player not to win her singles match was Marisa Velasco who lost in three sets by Jennifer Embry 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

    Purdue falls to 0-3 on the season with the loss.

    Singles:
    No. 1 Jennifer Hall (Notre Dame) def. Mary Beth Maggart (Purdue) 6-2, 6-1
    No. 2 Jennifer Embry (Purdue) def. Marisa Velasco (Notre Dame) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
    No. 3 Michelle Dasso (Notre Dame) def. Erika Quebe (Purdue) 6-0, 6-1
    No. 4 Tiffany Gates (Notre Dame) def. Shannon Taheny (Purdue) 7-6, 7-5
    No. 5 Kelly Zalinski (Notre Dame) def. Lisa Walgenbach (Purdue) 6-0, 6-3
    No. 6 Kelley Olson (Notre Dame) def. Hally Cohen (Purdue) 7-5, 6-4

    Doubles:
    No. 1 Maggart/Embry (Purdue) def. Gates/Hall (Notre Dame) 8-6
    No. 2 Dasso/Velasco (Notre Dame) def. Quebe/Taheny (Purdue) 8-3
    No. 3 Olson/Zalinski (Notre Dame) def. Walgenbach/Katy Moran (Purdue) 8-4

    Records:
    Notre Dame 2-0
    Purdue 0-3

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