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    March 25, 1998

    Notre Dame Defeats Michigan, 5-4

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Notre Dame women's tennis team improved its record to 12-5 on the season with a 5-4 win over Michigan on Wednesday afternoon. Michigan falls to 5-6 on the year.

    Notre Dame opened the match by winning four of six singles matches, including a 6-3, 6-2 win by freshman Michelle Dasso at No. 2 singles over Danielle Lund. Dasso now has a 16-0 record in dual match play this season in singles and is 31-4 overall. Senior Tiffany Gates, junior Marisa Velasco and sophomore Kelly Zalinski also won singles matches for the Irish.

    The Irish No. 2 doubles team of Dasso and Velasco clinched the match for the Irish with an 8-6 win over Sora Moon and Jen Boylan.

    Notre Dame 5, Michigan 4

    Singles

    Brooke Hart (M) def. Jennifer Hall, 6-3, 6-2; Michelle Dasso (N) def. Danielle Lund, 6-3, 6-2; Marisa Velasco (N) def. Tumeka Harris, 6-3, 6-4; Tiffany Gates (N) def. Erryn Wessenman, 6-4, 6-3; Kelly Zalinski (N) def. Sora Moon, 6-4, 6-4; Jen Boylan (M) def. Kelley Olson, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2.

    Doubles

    Hart and Lund (M) def. Gates and Hall, 8-2; Dasso and Velasco (N) def. Moon and Boylan, 8-5; Harris and Wessenman (M) def. Olson and Zalinski, 8-1.

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