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Irish Fall to Duke, 8-1

April 11, 1998

DURHAM, N.C. -- Notre Dame's 17th-ranked women's tennis team fell to third-ranked Duke 8-1 on Saturday in Durham, N.C. The Blue Devils swept the Irish in singles, winning all six matches in straight sets to clinch the match early. Notre Dame's only point came in a 9-7 win at No. 3 doubles. The loss drops Notre Dame to 14-8 while Duke improves to 20-3.

Freshman Michelle Dasso lost her first dual-match singles match, dropping a 6-4, 6-4 match to Duke's Kristin Sanderson at No. 2 singles. Dasso entered the match 20-0 in dual matches this season before losing her first of the season. Senior Kelley Olson and sophomore Kelly Zalinski scored Notre Dame's only point with a 9-7 win over Duke's Ellen McCance and Brooke Siebel at No. 3 doubles.

The match was the third straight for the Irish against an ACC opponent. Notre Dame beat Maryland on Sunday, April 5, and #10 Wake Forest on Thursday, April 9, both by 8-1 scores before losing 8-1 to Duke. The Irish travel to Clemson on Monday to play their fourth straight ACC opponent.

Singles
No. 1:  Vanessa Web (D) def. Jennifer Hall (ND) 6-3, 6-3
No. 2:  Kristin Sanderson (D) def. Michelle Dasso 6-4, 6-4
No. 3:  Megan Miller (D) def. Marisa Velasco (ND) 6-3, 6-2
No. 4:  Karen Goldstein (D) def. Tiffany Gates (ND) 6-2, 6-4
No. 5:  Kathy Sell (D) def. Kelly Zalinski (ND) 7-5, 6-2
No. 6:  Laura Zifer (D) def. Kim Guy (ND) 6-4, 6-4
Doubles
No. 1:  Webb/Goldstein  (D) def. Gates/Hall (ND) 8-2
No. 2:  Sanderson/Miller (D) def. Dasso/Velasco (ND) 8-4
No. 3:  Kelley Olson/Zalinski (ND) def. Ellen McCance/Brooke Siebel (D) 9-7

Event Calendar

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January 31
W, 5-2
Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
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January 31
W, 7-0
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
RECAP

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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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