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April 4, 1998

Tribe Tennis Rallies to Beat Irish

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- William & Mary's 11th-ranked women's tennis team overcame a slow start in singles play to rally to a 6-3 win over 16th-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday afternoon at the McCormack Nagelson Tennis Center.

With the win, the Tribe improved its season record to 12-8.

The Tribe received a quick start at No.1 singles from senior four-time All-American Lauren Nikolaus (Silver Spring, Pa.) who used penetrating ground strokes and a deft touch at the net to power out a 6-1, 6-2 win over the Irish's Jennifer Hall, the nation's 18th ranked women's collegiate player. Nikolaus, who currently is ranked eighth in the ITA collegiate rankings, improved her season record to 26-12.

But after Nikolaus' match, the going was a bit bumpy for the College, as the Irish took the second and fifth singles positions in straight sets and posted first set wins at both the three and four spots. But starting with Carolijn van Rossum's (Nijmengen, The Netherlands) second set comeback from a 4-2 deficit to win 7-5, the Tribe slowly turned the momentum in its favor. True freshman Lindsay Sullivan (Boca Raton, Fla.) slugged out a 6-3, 7-5 win at the six singles spot, while Tari Ann Toro (Miami, Fla.) fought back from a first set loss to turn in a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 4. The last match off the singles courts featured a momentous battle at the three position, with van Rossum finally taking the third set by a 6-4 tally.

The win for the Tribe was sealed when the College's No. 1 doubles tandem of O/Nikolaus (ranked No. 10 nationally) turned in an 8-4 win over the Irish's Hall and Tiffany Gates.

Team Score: No. 11 W&M 6, No. 16 Notre Dame 3
No. 1 Lauren Nikolaus (WM) def. Jennifer Hall,  6-1, 6-1
No. 2 Michelle Dasso (ND) def. Michelle O,  6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Carolijn van Rossum (WM) def. Marisa Velasco,  5-7, 7-5, 6-4
No. 4 Tari Ann Toro (WM) def. Tiffany Gates,  3-6, 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 Kelly Zalinski (ND) def. Annette Oosters,  3-6, 6-4, 7-5
No. 6 Lindsay Sullivan (WM) def. Kelley Olson,  6-3, 7-5
DOUBLES
No. 1 Nikolaus/O (WM) def. Gates/Hall,  8-4
No. 2 Laura Taggaris/Toro (WM) def. Dasso/Velasco,  8-6
No. 3 Olson/Zalinski (ND) def. Maya Klavora/van Rossum,  8-6

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September 30
All Day
Northwestern Invitational
Evanston, Ill.
October 1
All Day
Northwestern Invitational
Evanston, Ill.
October 1
All Day
All-American Championships - Pre-Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 2
All Day
All-American Championships - Pre-Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 2
All Day
Northwestern Invitational
Evanston, Ill.
October 4
All Day
All-American Championships - Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 5
All Day
All-American Championships - Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 6
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 7
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 8
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 9
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 20
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships - Qualifying
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 21
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships - Qualifying
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 21
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 22
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 23
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 24
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 25
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
November 3
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 4
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 4
All Day
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
November 4
All Day
Lakewood Ranch Invitational
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
November 5
All Day
Lakewood Ranch Invitational
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
November 5
All Day
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
November 5
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 6
All Day
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
November 6
All Day
Lakewood Ranch Invitational
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
November 6
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
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
TBD
April 27
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
April 28
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
April 29
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
April 30
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD

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