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Irish Travel To Face College of Charleston

Freshman Mary Closs

March 10, 2014

NOTRE DAME, Ind. --- Following a strong win against Florida State on Sunday, the University of Notre Dame women's tennis team will travel to Charleston, S.C., to face the College of Charleston.

The match will be the first in several weeks for Notre Dame that isn't a part of Atlantic Coast Conference play.

The Cougars are 5-4 on the season while the Irish are 6-6, ranking 31st in the country. 

With the new duo of seniors Jennifer Kellner and Julie Sabacinski helping out on the doubles side of the action, it is several underclassmen who are coming forward as strong contributors in singles for the Irish lately.

Freshman Mary Closs won both of her singles match this past weekend against Clemson and Florida State. The lefty has shown strong consistency for Notre Dame during her first season, having gone 4-3 at No. 5 singles so far.

"She was unbelievable, she played well, and she did a good job with the tiebreaker," head coach Jay Louderback said of her performance against Florida State. "She is playing a lot more consistently and she attacks well off her forehand, which makes her very aggressive." 

Additionally, sophomores Quinn Gleason and Julie Vrabel both came back to win their matches against Florida State opponents after dropping their first sets on Sunday.

"Both Quinn and Julie Vrabel both lost first sets then came back and won pretty quickly, which was great," Louderback added. "To come back like that was something we needed, and they were both big for us." 


 

 

The team looks to build on its momentum tomorrow against the College of Charleston. Action starts at 2 p.m. at Patriots Point Tennis Center. 

--Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant 

--ND--

Event Calendar

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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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