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Irish Look To Continue Winning Streak This Weekend

Sophomore Julie Vrabel

March 20, 2014

NOTRE DAME, Ind. --- This weekend, the Notre Dame women’s tennis team will embark on a two-match road stint against two top-10 ranked opponents. The Irish travel to Charlottesville, Va. on Friday to take on No. 6 Virginia and then finish the weekend on Sunday at Chapel Hill, N.C. against No. 10 North Carolina.

Head coach Jay Louderback says the Irish will use this weekend to improve their outdoor play.

“We feel like we have been playing with more confidence, and we have the chance to play two top-10 teams outdoors and see where we are,” says Louderback. “Our goal is to be playing our best tennis in the post-season, and once we get to play consistently outdoors, we have a good chance of realizing that goal.”

Notre Dame is coming off their second conference victory of the season with a 6-1 win over ACC foe Boston College. The team enters the weekend on a three-match winning streak—having gone 8-6 (2-4) on the season—which has provided them some energy in conference play.

“It is always easy to be energized by winning,” Louderback explains. “I thought we did a great job of playing with a lot of energy when we went through a rough stretch a few weeks ago. That shows how much character our team has.” 

Notre Dame, ranked No. 22, has only been matched up with Virginia once before but the series will certainly pick up now that they are both in the ACC. Virginia leads the all-time series 1-0.

Most recently, Virginia logged 5-2 victory over Michigan. Virginia is 10-4 overall and 4-1 in ACC conference play.

On Sunday, Notre Dame looks to take the advantage in the all-time series with North Carolina that is knotted at 9-9. The Tar Heels are coming off a 7-0 sweep of College of Charleston that improved their record to 15-3 (5-1).

The match on Friday will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Charlottesville, Va. Sunday’s match is set to start at 12 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C. Fans can find results of the match here at UND.com.


 

 

--Travis Bowman, Media Relations Intern

--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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