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Feb. 28, 1998

No. 16 Notre Dame Defeats Minnesota, 8-1

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The 16th-ranked Notre Dame women's tennis team swept all six singles matches en route to an 8-1 victory over Minnesota at the Eck Pavilion on Saturday morning.

The Irish, which improved to 8-2 on the season, won four of the six singles matches in straight sets. Notre Dame won two three-set singles matches as Jennifer Hall needed three sets to defeat Nora Sauska 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 at number one singles and Marisa Velasco rallied from one set down to defeat Kim Simonsen 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 at number three singles.

The Irish won two of three doubles matches as freshman Michelle Dasso, junior Marisa Velasco, senior Kelley Olson and sophomore Kelly Zalinski won both singles and doubles matches for Notre Dame.

Notre Dame returns to action tomorrow when the Irish host Kansas beginning at 1 p.m. at the Eck Pavilion.

Singles:
No. 1 - Jennifer Hall (ND) def. Nora Sauska (UM) 7-5, 4-6, 7-5
No. 2 - Michelle Dasso (ND) def. Alice Rangsithienchai (UM) 6-4, 6-1
No. 3 - Marisa Velasco (ND) def. Kim Simonsen (UM) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
No. 4 - Tiffany Gates (ND) def. Tarah Elkins (UM) 7-5, 6-0
No. 5 - Kelly Zalinski (ND) def. Jana Hrdinova (UM) 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 - Kelley Olson (ND) def. Helen Wang (UM) 7-5, 6-2

Doubles:
No. 1 - Sauska/Rangsithienchai (UM) def. Gates/Hall (ND) 8-6
No. 2 - Dasso/Velasco (ND) def. Elkins/Simonsen (UM) 8-5
No. 3 - Olson/Zalinski (ND) def. Hrdinova/Jennifer Hayes (UM) 8-3

Event Calendar

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February 12
W, 4-3
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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