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No. 18 Irish Travel To Talent-Packed ITA Kick-Off Weekend

Senior Chrissie McGaffigan

Jan. 25, 2013

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame women's tennis team will compete in a talent-packed field this weekend at an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kick-Off Weekend event in Lincoln, Neb.

More than 60 teams will be competing for 15 vacant openings into February's ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship at 15 university sites over the weekend. Host universities for the ITA Kick Off Weekend were determined by 2012 year-end ITA National Team rankings.

The Irish (2-0), slotted No. 18 in the current ITA Women's Division I National Team rankings, open the two-day tournament Saturday against No. 22 Georgia Tech (1-0) at 11 a.m. (ET) at the University of Nebraska Tennis Center. The winner of the match will advance to play the victor of No. 17 Nebraska (2-0) against No. 23 Tennessee in the championship draw Sunday at 2 p.m. (ET).

Notre Dame enjoyed a successful opening weekend to the 2013 season, downing Bowling Green 7-0 before picking up a big 4-3 win at No. 24 Illinois. Junior Jennifer Kellner went 2-0 in singles play, which included a 6-3, 6-0 win over No. 59 Allison Falkin of Illinois. Sophomore Molly O'Koniewski has won the first two matches of her Irish career, including a 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8) come from behind victory over Bowling Green's Katie Brozovich (Jan. 18).

Live results for Saturday's contest will be available by clicking on the match under the schedule tab at UND.com.

Notre Dame returns home to host Tennessee Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. inside the Eck Tennis Pavilion.

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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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