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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

Delta

March 24
L, 4-3
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
RECAP

Live Stats
March 26
W, 5-2
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
RECAP

Live Stats
March 31
3:30 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
April 7
4:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

Live Stats
April 9
11:00 AM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

Live Stats
April 13
4:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Speicher Tennis Center)

ACC Network Extra
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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