Feb. 9, 2018
By Michael Scholl
NOTRE DAME, Indiana -- The Notre Dame women's tennis team will open Atlantic Coast Conference play on Friday, Feb. 9 at Louisville. The match is set for 3 p.m.
A scheduled match with Illinois on Sunday, Feb. 11, has been cancelled due to the snow storm hitting the Midwest. Notre Dame will work with Illinois to reschedule the contest at a later date.
On The Fighting Irish
Notre Dame enters the weekend 2-1 on the spring season with victories over Western Michigan and Eastern Illinois before a loss at No. 22 Ohio State a week ago. Freshman Cameron Corse remains the only undefeated singles player for the Irish, going 3-0 at four singles. Jay Louderback has used the same lineup for all three matches, with all other players at 2-1 on the year in singles:
1. Brooke Broda
2. Allison Miller
3. Zoe Spence
4. Cameron Corse
5. Caroline Dunleavy
6. Rachel Chong
The Irish have also used the same doubles lineup for all three matches thus far, with Broda & Miller at one with a 2-1 record, Corse & Spence going 3-0 at two and Ally Bojczuk and Chong posting a 2-1 record at three.
On The Cardinals
Louisville is 6-1 on the year coming off a trip to Murfreesboro, Tennessee. While in Middle Tennessee, the Cards took a 4-3 decision from the host Blue Raiders while falling to the American Athletic Conference's Tulsa, 4-3. In the dual season, the Cardinals also have dual wins over Wright State, Dayton, UTEP, Northern Kentucky and Western Kentucky.
Notre Dame is 7-0 all-time against Louisville, including 6-0 under Louderback. Last year, the Irish took a 5-2 victory at Louisvlle.
The Illinois contest was to open a six-match homestand for the Irish. Next weekend, they host Indiana and Wright State for a doubleheader on Sunday, Feb. 18. Action against the Hoosiers begins at 10 a.m., with the showdown against the Raiders slated for 2 p.m. Both matches can be seen live on UND.com.
-- ND --
Michael Scholl has been a member of the Fighting Irish Media communications staff at his alma mater since August 2016. He serves as the secondary contact for the Irish football and hockey teams, while coordinating communications efforts for the women's tennis program. Scholl has previously worked in communications at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Providence College, Vanderbilt University and the University of Cincinnati. The South Bend, Indiana, native earned a degree in political science from the College of Arts and Letters in 2009.