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Irish Take Wake Forest 8-1

April 9, 1998

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- The University of Notre Dame women's tennis team, ranked No. 17 in the country, defeated No. 10 Wake Forest by an 8-1 score on Thursday afternoon. Notre Dame improves to 14-7 on the season while Wake Forest is 11-7.

The win was the first over a top 10 opponent for the Irish since the 1996 NCAA Championship, when the Irish posted a 5-0 win over No. 10 BYU in the first round.

Freshman Michelle Dasso continued her winning ways for the Irish at No. 2 singles as she posted a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win over Mariel Verban. Dasso is the No. 19 ranked player in the country and now has a singles record of 36-4 this season and 20-0 in dual match player.

Junior Jennifer Hall, the No. 22 ranked player in the country, was a winner at No. 1 singles for the Irish with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Nicola Kaiwai. Hall and Dasso were also winners for the Irish in doubles.

Notre Dame 8, Wake Forest 1

Singles
Jennifer Hall (N) def. Nicola Kaiwai, 6-2, 6-1;
Michelle Dasso (N) def. Mariel Verban, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4;
Marisa Velasco (N) def. Lule Aydin, 6-1, 6-4;
Tiffany Gates (N) def. Dorothee Kurz, 6-7, 6-4, 6-1;
Annemarie Milton (W) def. Kelly Zalinski, 7-5, 7-5;
Kim Guy (N) def. Line Ullring, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles
Gates and Hall (N) def. Kaiwai and Aydin, 8-1;
Dasso and Velasco (N) def. Milton and Ullring, 8-6;
Olson and Zalinski (N) def. Terri Hieti and Jackie Houston, 9-7.

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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