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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

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February 12
3:30 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 14
1:00 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Varsity Tennis Center)
February 17
TBA
Purdue
West Lafayette, Ind. (Schwartz Tennis Center)
February 20
11:00 AM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 21
2:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 26
TBA
Boston College
Boston, Mass. (TBA)
February 28
TBA
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Drumlins Tennis Center)
March 6
TBA
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (Neil Schiff Tennis Center)
March 8
9:00 AM
East Carolina
Puerto Rico (TBA)
March 8
3:00 PM
LIU Brooklyn
Puerto Rico (TBA)
March 18
3:30 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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March 24
TBA
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)
March 26
11:00 AM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
April 1
3:30 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion or Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 3
TBA
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Ambler Tennis Center)
April 8
3:30 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion or Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 10
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion or Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 15
3:30 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion or Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 17
TBA
Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia (Snyder Tennis Complex)
April 20
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
April 21
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
April 22
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
April 23
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)
April 24
All Day
ACC Championship
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center)

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