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    March 15, 1998

    Women's Tennis Falls To Fourth-Ranked Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas - Notre Dame's women's tennis team split six singles matches with fourth-ranked Texas before the Longhorns won two doubles matches to clinch a 5-3 win in match completed late Saturday night when rain forced the competition to be moved indoors. The loss drops the Irish to 11-5 on the season.

    Michelle Dasso, Marissa Velasco and Tiffany Gates won three singles matches at Nos. 2-4 singles matches for the three Irish points. Texas won at Nos. 1, 4 and 5 to set up the doubles win. The Longhorns won 8-1 at No. 1 doubles and won a tight 8-6 decision at No. 2 to clinch the win.

        
    #4 TEXAS 5, #18 NOTRE DAME 3
    
    Singles
    No. 1:  Sandy Sureephong (UT) def. Jennifer Hall (ND) 6-7, 6-3, 6-4
    No. 2:  Michelle Dasso (ND) def. Christina Moros (UT) 6-4, 6-2
    No. 3:  Marissa Velasco (ND) def. Laurie Berendt (UT) 6-3, 6-4
    No. 4:  Tiffany Gates (ND) def. Michelle Faucher (UT) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
    No. 5:  Kim Gates (UT) def. Kelly Zalinski (ND) 6-3, 6-4
    No. 6:  Nomena Rasolomalala (UT) def. Kelley Olson (ND) 6-2, 6-3
    Doubles
    No. 1:  Sureephong/Moros (UT) def. Gates/Hall (ND) 8-1
    No. 2:  Berendt/Gates (UT) def. Dasso/Velasco (ND) 8-6
    No. 3:  not contested
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