March 15, 1998
Women's Tennis Falls To Fourth-Ranked TexasAUSTIN, 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
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
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