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Feb. 14, 1998

#15 Notre Dame Women's Tennis Edges #12 Tennessee, 5-4, to Remain Unbeaten

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- In a battle between two top 15 programs, the 15th-ranked University of Notre Dame women's tennis team edged out #12 Tennessee 5-4 to remain unbeaten as the Irish improved to 4-0 on the season.

The match was decided at number three doubles when junior Kelly Olson and sophomore Kelly Zalinski pulled out a tie breaker to win their match 9-8 over Whitney Dill and Erin Lowrey. Freshman Michelle Dasso and junior Marisa Velasco also picked up a win at second doubles when they beat Candi Reid and Megan Russell 8-1.

The singles portion of the match ended with each team winning three matches. Jennifer Hall won her match at number one singles as she beat Manish Malhota 7-6, 6-4. Dasso was a winner at third singles as she defeated Whitney Dill in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, while Zalinski prevailed at number five singles with a straight-set victory over Russell 6-0, 6-1.

With the loss Tennessee falls to 3-2 on the season.

Notre Dame returns to action tomorrow, Sunday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m. when the Irish host Boston College.

Match Results

Singles:
No. 1   Jennifer Hall (ND) def. Manisha  Malhotra (UT)      7-6, 6-4
No. 2   Margie Lepsi (UT) def. Marisa Velasco (ND)          6-7, 6-2, 6-4
No. 3   Michelle Dasso (ND) def. Whitney Dill (UT)          6-3, 6-4
No. 4   Erin Lowery (UT) def. Tiffany Gates (ND)            6-3. 6-4
No. 5   Kelly Zalinski (ND) def. Megan Russell (UT)         6-0, 6-1
No. 6   Vinnie Seiverling (UT) def. Kelley Olson (ND)       6-3, 6-3
Doubles:
No. 1   Lepsi/Malhotra (UT) def. Gates/Hall (ND)            8-4
No. 2   Dasso/Velasco (ND) def. Russell/Candi Reid          8-1
No. 3   Olson/Zalinski (ND) def. Dill/Lowrey                9-8

Event Calendar

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January 31
W, 5-2
Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
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January 31
W, 7-0
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
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February 12
3:30 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 14
1:00 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Varsity Tennis Center)
February 17
TBA
Purdue
West Lafayette, Ind. (Schwartz Tennis Center)
February 20
11:00 AM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 21
2:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 26
TBA
Boston College
Boston, Mass. (TBA)
February 28
TBA
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Drumlins Tennis Center)
March 6
TBA
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (Neil Schiff Tennis Center)
March 8
9:00 AM
East Carolina
Puerto Rico (TBA)
March 8
3:00 PM
LIU Brooklyn
Puerto Rico (TBA)
March 18
3:30 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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March 24
TBA
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)
March 26
11:00 AM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
April 1
3:30 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion or Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 3
TBA
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Ambler Tennis Center)
April 8
3:30 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion or Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 10
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion or Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 15
3:30 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion or Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 17
TBA
Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia (Snyder Tennis Complex)
April 20
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
April 21
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
April 22
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
April 23
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
April 24
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)

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