Senior Quinn Gleason (pictured) and partner, junior Monica Robinson will advance to the consolation semifinal Saturday after defeating No. 11 Yuliya Lysa and Shannon Hudson of Arkansas on Friday.

Gleason, Robinson Take Down Arkansas Duo In Main Draw Consolation

Oct. 9, 2015

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – University of Notre Dame women’s tennis doubles duo Quinn Gleason and Monica Robinson rebounded from Thursday’s first-round upset in the main draw of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships to take down the nation’s 11th-ranked team in consolation play Friday.

With a first-round by in the consolation bracket, 10th-ranked Gleason and Robinson faced Arkansas’ Yuliya Lysa and Shannon Hudson in the consolation quarterfinal at the Riviera Tennis Club. The Irish tandem defeated the Razorback duo 8-5, and will move on to play Nevada’s No. 27 Sheila Morales-Hidalgo and Blaga Delic on Saturday.

The Irish will return action in two weeks at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, hosted by the University of Michigan at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor. The event will run October 22-27 and serve as qualifying for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in mid-November at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York.

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Riviera/ITA All-American Championships
Oct. 3-11, 2015
Riviera Tennis Club
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Doubles Main Draw Consolation Round of 16
No. 10 Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson (ND), bye
Doubles Main Draw Consolation Quarterfinal
No. 10 Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson (ND) def. No. 11 Yuliya Lysa / Shannon Hudson (ARK), 8-5
Doubles Main Draw
No. 15 Whitney Kay / Hayley Carter (UNC) def. No. 10 Quinn Gleason / Monica Robinson, 8-4
Qualifying Singles Back Draw
No. 93 Quinn Gleason def. No. 62 Whitney Kay (UNC), 7-6(1), 6-1
No. 93 Quinn Gleason def. No. 38 Kourtney Keegan (UF), 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Qualifying Singles
No. 70 Vladica Babic (OKST) def. No. 93 Quinn Gleason (ND), 6-3, 6-2
Saturday, Oct. 3
Pre-Qualifying Singles
First Round
No. 101 Monica Robinson (ND) def. Mia King (TCU), 6-2, 6-4
Second Round
No. 101 Monica Robinson (ND) vs. Anki Wind (MEM), 7-5, 6-2
Sunday, Oct. 4
Third Round
Jessie Aney (UNC) def. Monica Robinson (ND), 6-3, 6-4

– Joanne Norell, Athletics Communications Assistant