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Feb. 13, 1998

Notre Dame Women's Tennis Remains Unbeaten With 7-2 Win Over Ohio State

Notre Dame, Ind. ---- Despite losing singles matches at the numbers one and two positions, the 15th ranked University of Notre Dame women's tennis remained unbeaten with a 7-2 win over visiting Ohio State as the Irish improved to 3-0. .

Jennifer Hall, playing first singles, and Marisa Velasco, playing in the number two spot, each lost their singles matches in three sets. Hall fell victim to Kristy Dascoli 7-6, 3-6, 7-5, while was beaten by Briana Harris 7-6, 0-6, 7-6.

Michelle Dasso won her match at number three singles in convincing fashion as she registered a 6-4, 6-0 win over Amanda Yeley. Tiffany Gates and Kelly Zalinski registered identical 6-4, 6-2 straight set victories over their opponents and the numbers four and five positions, respectively. Gates was winner over Kadri Kanepi, while Zalinski defeated Cara Whittingham. Kelley Olson produced the final singles victory at the number six spot as she beat Caroline Nahuz in three sets 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

All three doubles teams produced victories. The team of Gates and Hall beat Dascoli and Harris at the number one spot 8-6, while the teams Dasso and Velasco (No. 2 doubles) and Olson and Velasco (No. 3 doubles) each won their matches by 8-3 counts.

Notre Dame returns to action tomorrow (February 14) at 1:00 p.m. when the Irish host 12th-ranked Tennessee.

Singles:
No. 1   Kristy Dascoli (OSU) def. Jennifer Hall (ND)       7-6, 3-6, 7-5
No. 2   Briana Harris (OSU) def. Marisa Velasco (ND)       7-6, 0-6, 7-6
No. 3   Michelle Dasso (ND) def. Amanda Yeley (OSU)        6-4, 6-0
No. 4   Tiffany Gates (ND) def. Kadri Kanepi (OSU)         6-4, 6-2
No. 5   Kelly Zalinski (ND) def. Cara Whittingham (OSU)    6-4, 6-2
No. 6   Kelley Olson (ND) def. Caroline Nahuz (OSU)        6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Doubles:
No. 1   Gates/Hall (ND) def. Dascoli/Harris (OSU)               8-6
No. 2   Dasso/Velasco (ND) def. Yeley/Kanepi (OSU)              8-3
No. 3   Olson/Zalinski (ND) def. Nahuz/Meredith Zimpfer (OSU)   8-3

Event Calendar

Delta

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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