Feb. 20, 1998
No. 15 Irish Women's Tennis Blanks South Alabama
Notre Dame dominates consolation round at Team Championship
MADISON, Wisc. --- The University of Notre Dame women's tennis team posted a 5-0 shutout win over South Alabama Friday in the consolation round of the USTA/ITA National Team Championship. Notre Dame, ranked No. 15 in the country, improves to 6-1 on the season while No. 17 South Alabama is 3-3. Notre Dame continues play in the event on Saturday when it faces Mississippi.
Notre Dame junior Jennifer Hall improved her record to 17-7 on the season and 5-1 in dual match play on the season with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Lenka Jakubekova. Notre Dame players now have a combined record of 28-9 in dual match play this season.
Notre Dame 5
South Alabama 0
Jennifer Hall (N) def. Lenka Jakubekova, 6-1, 6-1;
Michelle Dasso (N) def. Iva Puflerova, 6-1, 6-4;
Marisa Velasco (N) def. Vanda Novakova, 6-0, 6-4;
Tiffany Gates (N) def. Gaelle Gouttefarde, 6-3, 6-4;
Kelly Zalinski (N) def. Melanie Pieterse, 6-0, 6-0;
Kelley Olson (N) def. Tracey Gobey, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1.
Doubles not played