University of Notre Dame
Courtney Tennis Center – May 13-14
#17-20 seed SOUTH CAROLINA (16-11)vs. #33-48 seed WESTERN MICHIGAN (19-7)Coach: Arlo Elkins Coach: Betsy Kuhle
SinglesNo. 1 - Jennifer Radman vs. Larissa Chinwah SC, 6-0, 0-6, 6-1No. 2 - Leigh Eichelberger vs. Cyra Malik WM, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3No. 3 - Kathy Boyanovich vs. Nikki Thompson SC, 6-4, 6-3No. 4 - Tamara Sutton vs. Melanie Remynse SC, 6-2, 6-1No. 5 - Lynn-Yin Tan vs. Diana Dimitrescu SC, 7-6 (3), 6-4No. 6 - Catherine Brown vs. Kendra Becker SC, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 *
DoublesNo. 1 - Eichelberger/Tan vs. Chinwah/Thompson DNPNo. 2 - Boyanovich/Radman vs. Malik/Remynse DNPNo. 3 - Katarina Markovski/Suttonvs. Becker/Dimitrescu DNP
Final - SOUTH CAROLINA 5 WESTERN MICHIGAN 1
* Clinching Match
Match Notes:South Carolina, 20th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, improves its record to 16-11 on the season and faces the winner of the Notre Dame/UIC match in the second round on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. … Western Michigan is ranked No. 67 in the country and finishes the season with a 19-7 record, their most wins since a 21-6 season in 1990 … the order of finish was No. 4, 3, 1, 5, 2, 6 in singles … Western Michigan had won 10 consecutive matches before today’s loss … Sutton needed just 59 minutes to give South Carolina a 1-0 lead … Radman played just her third career match at No. 1 singles and her first since Feb. 24 … she is now 3-0 at No. 1 singles … Tan rallied from a break of serve down at 3-4 in the second set to win the final three games of the match … Brown was playing in her first singles match since Feb. 24 … Brown won five consecutive games in the second set from 1-2 to 6-2 and five straight in the third set from 1-3 to win the clinching match … Malik’s win was the 170th of her career, moving her into a tie for eighth place on the Broncos’ all-time singles and doubles wins list.
#13-16 seed NOTRE DAME (21-6) vs. #49-64 seed UIC (10-12)Coach: Jay Louderback Coach: Mary Dailey
SinglesNo. 1 - Michelle Dasso (#27) vs. Jacki Farr ND, 6-1, 6-2No. 2 - Becky Varnum vs. Emina Curic ND, 6-0, 6-1No. 3 - Kelly Zalinski vs. Nicole Derouin ND, 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (4)No. 4 - Nina Vaughan vs. Zorica Malesevic ND, 6-2, 6-2No. 5 - Lindsey Green vs. Zvjezana Malesevic ND, 6-1, 6-2 *No. 6 - Katie Cunha vs. Alyson Stalzer ND, 6-1, 6-0
DoublesNo. 1 - Dasso/Varnum (#20) vs. Derouin/Farr ND, 8-5No. 2 - Cunha/Kim Guy (#51) vs. Curic/Zorica Malesevic ND, 8-3No. 3 - Green/Zalinski vs. Kim Harris/Stalzer ND, 8-2
Final - NOTRE DAME 5 UIC 0
* Clinching Match
Match Notes:Number next to each player is ranking by Intercollegiate Tennis Association … Notre Dame improves its record to 22-6 on the season and faces South Carolina in the second round on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. … order of finish was No. 2, 6, 4, 1, 5 singles … the remaining matches were played but will not count towards the team score … the Irish are ranked No. 13 in the country … UIC finishes the season with a 10-13 record … the Flames were making their second NCAA appearance after earning an automatic bid by winning their fourth consecutive Midwestern Collegiate Conference … Notre Dame also beat UIC in the 1999 NCAA first round … Dasso won her 100th career singles match, becoming the first Irish junior under 11th-year head coach Jay Louderback to win 100 singles matches … the Irish improve to 9-0 this season against Midwest Region opponents … the loss marks just the second for UIC in its last nine matches … Notre Dame and South Carolina will meet for the first time since 1996 in the second round … the Irish and Gamecocks have played three previous matches with Notre Dame winning two of the three matches … Sunday’s match will mark the final home match of the season for the Irish who have won all 11 of their home matches this season.
#13-16 seed NOTRE DAME (23-6) vs. #17-20 seed SOUTH CAROLINA (16-12)Coach: Jay Louderback Coach: Arlo Elkins
Singles No. 1 - Michelle Dasso (#27) vs. Katarina Markovski (#25) ND, 6-3, 6-4No. 2 - Becky Varnum vs. Jennifer Radman ND, 6-1, 6-1No. 3 - Kelly Zalinski vs. Leigh Eichelberger ND, 6-2, 6-1No. 4 - Nina Vaughan vs. Kathy Boyanovich ND, 7-5, 7-6 (3)No. 5 - Lindsey Green vs. Tamara Sutton SC, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3No. 6 - Katie Cunha vs. Lynn-Yin Tan SC, 6-7 (6), 7-5, 5-3, abandoned
DoublesNo. 1 - Dasso/Varnum (#20) vs. Eichelberger/Tan DNPNo. 2 - Cunha/Kim Guy (#51) vs. Boyanovich/Radman DNPNo. 3 - Green/Zalinski vs. Markovski/Sutton ND, 8-2 *
Final – NOTRE DAME 5, SOUTH CAROLINA 1
* Clinching Match
Match Notes:Number next to each player is ranking by Intercollegiate Tennis Association … Notre Dame improves its record to 23-6 on the season and advances to the round of 16 at Pepperdine for a match against Florida … South Carolina finishes the season with a 16-12 record … order of finish was No. 2, 3, 1, 5 and 4 singles followed by No. 3 doubles … the Irish will make their first trip to the NCAA national site for the first time since 1996 … Notre Dame finishes the season 12-0 at home for its first unbeaten home season since 1990 … South Carolina ends its season at Notre Dame for the second time in four years after losing in the 1997 NCAA Midwest Regional final … Dasso led 4-1 in the second set and then saved four break points at 4-3 before holding on for the win … Vaughan rallied from 3-5 in both sets and saved a set point against her at 4-5 in the second set … Tan saved three match points at 3-5 in the second set before winning seven consecutive games to take a 3-0 lead in the third set … Green provided the clinching wins for the Irish against UIC in the first round in singles and against South Carolina in doubles … Varnum combined to lose just three games in two singles matches this weekend.