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March 11, 1998

Notre Dame Women's Tennis Falls To #1 Florida 7-2

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Notre Dame's 18th-ranked women's tennis team lost four of six singles match and was swept in doubles as top-ranked Florida handed the Irish a 7-2 loss in the Excalibur Challenge at the Fertitta Tennis Complex in Las Vegas, Nev. The loss drops Notre Dame to 11-4 on the season.

Freshman Michelle Dasso and junior Marissa Velasco won three-set matches at Nos. 2 and 3 singles for Notre Dame's only wins. Dasso rallied for a 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 win over MC White. Velasco held off Whitney Laiho 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. Florida won the other four singles matches in straight sets before sweeping the doubles.

Notre Dame continues its spring break with a 1:00 p.m. Saturday match against fourth-ranked Texas in Austin, Texas.

#1 FLORIDA 7, #18 NOTRE DAME 2

Singles
No. 1:  Dawn Buth (UF) def. 
        Jennifer Hall (ND) 6-3, 6-3
No. 2:  Michelle Dasso (ND) def. 
        MC White (UF) 2-6, 7-6, 6-3
No. 3:  Marissa Velasco (ND) def. 
        Whitney Laiho (UF) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
No. 4:  Stephanie Nickitas (UF) def. 
        Tiffany Gates (ND) 6-3, 6-3
No. 5:  Traci Green (UF) def. 
        Kelly Zalinski (ND) 6-3, 6-3
No. 6:  Bonnie Bleecker (UF) def. 
        Kelley Olson (ND) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles
No: 1:  Buth/Nickitas (UF) def. 
        Gates/Hall 8-5
No. 2:  Stephanie Hazlett/Laiho (UF) def. 
        Dasso/Velasco (ND) 8-5
No. 3:  White/Bleecker (UF) def. 
        Olson/Zalinski (ND) 8-4

Event Calendar

Delta

March 24
L, 4-3
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
RECAP

Live Stats
March 26
W, 5-2
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
RECAP

Live Stats
March 31
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
April 7
4:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

Live Stats
April 9
11:00 AM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

Live Stats
April 13
4:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Speicher Tennis Center)

ACC Network Extra
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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