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Irish Send Squads To Michigan, Ball State To Open Fall
Senior Britney Sanders
 
Senior Britney Sanders

Sept. 19, 2013

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team opens its 2013-14 season with a pair of tournaments this weekend, as the Irish will be represented at both the Wolverine Invitational (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and the Ball State Fall Invitational (Muncie, Ind.).

A total of six teams are scheduled to compete in the Wolverine Invitational at the University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Courts. Joining host Michigan and Notre Dame in the field is Arizona State, DePaul, Purdue and Tulane.

Friday’s first day of play will feature six singles matchups, with each team in the tournament field playing a total of two matches. The first teams will take the court at 9:30 a.m. (ET). Doubles action will open play on Saturday, with three doubles matches to begin at 9:30 a.m. After a second three-match wave of doubles play at 11 a.m., the first singles showdowns of the day will follow at approximately 1:30 p.m. The final day of the tournament will feature doubles at 9:30 a.m. and three singles matches beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Notre Dame is making its first appearance in the Wolverine Invitational since 2007, when Cosmina Ciobanu and Katie Potts each earned victories in their respective flights in the singles draw. Kali Krisik and Kelcy Tefft claimed the overall doubles draw.

Live results from the Wolverine Invitational will be available at MGoBlue.com.

The Irish will also send select players to the Ball State Fall Invitational at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center. Notre Dame is one of 12 teams participating in the tournament, with play scheduled to begin each day at 9 a.m. Play will transition from one doubles and two singles competitions Friday, a pair of doubles and one singles match Saturday, and one doubles and singles match, respectively, on Sunday.
Notre Dame returns eight monogram winners from last season’s 18-9 team that won the program’s sixth straight BIG EAST Conference Championship during the program’s final season in the league.

Britney Sanders was named the 2013 BIG EAST Player of the Year and the BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Player, and closed her junior campaign with a 24-14 overall mark in singles play and a 24-13 ledger in doubles matches. Jennifer Kellner (18-13 overall singles, 22-10 overall doubles) and Quinn Gleason (team-best 25-8 overall singles, 22-11 doubles) joined Sanders as all-BIG EAST team selections.

Head coach Jay Louderback won BIG EAST Coach of the Year honors for the fifth straight season and the 11th time during his career at the helm of the Irish in 2013. Louderback led Notre Dame to 13 BIG EAST Championship titles during the program’s 18 seasons as a league member.

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September 30
All Day
Northwestern Invitational
Evanston, Ill.
October 1
All Day
Northwestern Invitational
Evanston, Ill.
October 1
All Day
All-American Championships - Pre-Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 2
All Day
All-American Championships - Pre-Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 2
All Day
Northwestern Invitational
Evanston, Ill.
October 4
All Day
All-American Championships - Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 5
All Day
All-American Championships - Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 6
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 7
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 8
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 9
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 20
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships - Qualifying
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 21
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships - Qualifying
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 21
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 22
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 23
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 24
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
October 25
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
November 3
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 4
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 4
All Day
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
November 4
All Day
Lakewood Ranch Invitational
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
November 5
All Day
Lakewood Ranch Invitational
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
November 5
All Day
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
November 5
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 6
All Day
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
November 6
All Day
Lakewood Ranch Invitational
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
November 6
All Day
USTA/ITA Natl Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
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
TBD
April 27
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
April 28
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
April 29
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
April 30
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD

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