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Inside Irish: Clemson

April 22, 2017

By Joanne Norell

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The 33rd-ranked University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team will close out the regular season Sunday against Atlantic Coast Conference foe Clemson on the road.

Match 24
WHO: No. 33 Notre Dame (16-7, 7-6 ACC) vs. No. 47 Clemson (10-11, 5-7 ACC)
WHERE: Hoke Sloan Tennis Center | Clemson, S.C.
WHEN: Noon ET Sunday
RESULTS: Live Stats

On The Tigers

  • Clemson enters Sunday’s regular-season finale with a 10-11 record and is 3-3 in its last six matches.
  • The Tigers have one ranked player on the roster, No. 88 Ayan Broomfield, who is 8-11 in dual singles matches. Constanza Gorches leads Clemson with an 11-8 record, while Maria Leduc is 10-8 on the year. In doubles, Broomfield and Leduc are ranked No. 32 nationally, with a 12-3 mark at No. 1.
  • The Irish are 9-4 in the all-time series against the Tigers. Notre Dame and Clemson faced off twice, with the Tigers winning 4-3 during the regular season, while the Irish defeated Clemson 4-1 in the second round of the ACC Championship.

Last Time Out

Notre Dame dropped its first two road matches of the season last weekend, falling to Florida State and Georgia Tech on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.

Singles Standouts

The Irish are a collective 84-47 in dual singles matches this season. Junior Allison Miller leads the team with a 15-7 dual record, while freshman Zoe Spence is 15-8. Senior Monica Robinson owns a 14-6 record; senior Mary Closs is 12-6; sophomore Rachel Chong is 11-6 and junior Brooke Broda is 10-8.

Rankings Rundown

The Irish fell five spots in the latest Oracle/ITA Division I Women’s Tennis Rankings this week, coming in at No. 33. Monica Robinson is ranked No. 80 in the singles standings.

Keeping Up With The Irish

All indoor home matches will be streamed live on WatchND. Live scoring will be available for all home tennis matches at, with links for each match available on the women’s tennis schedule page. Live match updates will also be shared on the team’s Twitter account, @NDWomensTennis.

To keep up with all things Irish women’s tennis, be sure to follow @NDWomensTennis on Twitter and like Notre Dame Women’s Tennis on Facebook.


Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2014 and coordinates communications efforts for the Notre Dame women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and fencing programs. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University and earned her master’s degree from Georgetown University in 2013.