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Sanders Earns Second Straight BIG EAST Women's Tennis Player Of The Month Honor

Junior Britney Sanders is a two-time BIG EAST Player of the Month this fall

Nov. 6, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame junior Britney Sanders (Ontario, Calif.) has been named the BIG EAST Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Month for October, the conference office announced Tuesday. Sanders was previously tabbed as the league’s top player for September.

Sanders, the No. 98 player in the fall ITA rankings, won her first four matches to reach the singles final at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships Oct. 18-23 in Urbana, Ill. Sanders defeated No. 9 Emina Bektas of Michigan 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in the tournament’s quarterfinal round for her first career victory over a top-10 opponent. The Fighting Irish standout currently has a 7-1 record during the fall docket, including three wins over ranked competition.

Sanders and playing partner Julie Sabacinski (Plantation, Fla.) also reached the regional final of the doubles draw at the Atkins Tennis Center, downing No. 10 Linda Abu Mushrefova and Nida Hamilton (Northwestern) 8-5 to reach the championship match. The Notre Dame pair, ranked No. 36 in the fall ITA rankings, is 8-1 this season.

The Fighting Irish close the tournament portion of their schedule Nov. 9-11 at the Lakewood Ranch Invitational (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) and the Western Michigan Invitational (Kalamazoo, Mich.).

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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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