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March 6, 1998

No. 15 Notre Dame Defeats No. 22 Northwestern 8-1

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The 15th-ranked Notre Dame women's tennis team won its second match over a top 25 opponent in four days, defeating 25th-ranked Northwestern 8-1 on Friday at the Eck Pavilion.

The Irish, which defeated 25th-ranked Wisconsin on Tuesday, won five of six singles matches against the Wildcats. Notre Dame junior Jennifer Hall rallied to win at number one singles 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 while freshman Michelle Dasso, junior Marisa Velasco, senior Tiffany Gates and sophomore Kelly Zalinski all won in straight sets for the Irish

Notre Dame swept all three doubles matches with Gates and Hall winning at number one doubles, Dasso and Velasco victorious at number two doubles and Kelley Olson and Zalinski claiming the number three doubles point.

The Irish improved to 10-3 on the season and will travel to Las Vegas, Nev. for matches against UNLV and Florida next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Singles:
No. 1 - Jennifer Hall (ND) def. Katherine Nasser (NW) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
No. 2 - Michelle Dasso (ND) def. Shannon Duffy (NW) 6-3, 6-1
No. 3 - Marisa Velasco (ND) def. Colleen Chang (NW)  6-4, 6-4
No. 4 - Tiffany Gates (ND) def. Laura Guignon (NW) 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 - Kelly Zalinski (ND) def. Leigh Weinraub (NW) 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 - Robyn Porter (NW) def. Kelley Olson (ND) 6-3, 6-2
Doubles:
No. 1 - Gates/Hall (ND) def. Nasser/Chang (NW) 8-4
No. 2 - Dasso/Velasco (ND) def. Weinraub/Duffy (NW) 8-4
No. 3 - Olson/Zalinski (ND) def. Guignon/Porter (NW) 4-3 (default)

Event Calendar

Delta

January 22
10:00 AM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 22
3:00 PM
Wright State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 29
10:00 AM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Alpha Tennis & Fitness Club)
February 3
3:00 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
11:00 AM
Illinois
Champaign, Ill. (Varsity Tennis Center)
February 18
10:00 AM
Indiana
Bloomington, Ind. (IU Tennis Center)
February 19
12:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
February 22
5:00 PM
Purdue
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 25
10:00 AM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 25
3:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 3
4:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 5
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 13
3:00 PM
Norfolk State
Norfolk, Va. (NSU Tennis Complex)
March 15
3:00 PM
William & Mary
Williamsburg, Va. (McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center)
March 17
TBA
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex)
March 19
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 24
4:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 26
12:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 31
TBA
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
April 7
4:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 9
11:00 AM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 13
4:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Speicher Tennis Center)
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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