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Two Irish Players Fall In The Qualifying Round Of The ITA Midwest Regional Championships

Sophomore Julie Vrabel

Oct. 10, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich. --- Junior Molly O’Koniewski, sophomore Julie Vrabel and freshman Jane Fennelly kicked off Irish play today at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, hosted by the University of Michigan at the Varsity Tennis Center.

Today marked the beginning of the singles qualifying round of the six-day tournament, with the main draws for both singles and doubles starting tomorrow.

Results were somewhat mixed for the Irish on day one. O’Koniewski fell in her first match this morning to Emily Meyers of Michigan State in an incredibly close three-set match, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4. And although she came back to beat Eastern Michigan’s Ankita Bhatia in her morning match, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, Fennelly lost this afternoon to Toledo’s Chrissy Coffman, 7-5, 6-2.

Vrabel was given a buy this morning before cruising by Louise Kwong of Illinois, 6-2, 6-0. She will play Nino Mebuke of Eastern Michigan tomorrow morning, and if she wins, Vrabel will be playing in the main draw of the tournament alongside her teammates seniors Britney Sanders and Jennifer Kellner and freshmen Mary Closs and Monica Robinson.

“I thought we competed hard today,” says assistant coach Catrina Thompson, who traveled up to Ann Arbor with the three girls. “Julie Vrabel plays tomorrow for her chance to get into the main draw. She had a good win today and played a good match, and if she plays tomorrow the way she played today, I think she has a very good chance of making it.”


 

 

Doubles play also begins tomorrow, with four teams competing for the Irish. Be sure to check in at UND.com to stay updated.

--Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant

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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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