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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

    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.
    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.
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