Oct. 20, 2016
By Joanne Norell
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team will machete a split squad weekend as players head to both the ITA Midwest Regional Championships at Michigan State and the IU Regional at Indiana University.
WHAT: 2016 ITA Midwest Regional Championships Presented by Oracle
WHO: Top regional singles and doubles players
WHERE: MSU Indoor Tennis Facility | East Lansing, Mich.
WHEN: October 20-25, 2016
WHAT: IU Regional
WHERE: IU Tennis Center | Bloomington, Ind.
WHEN: October 21-23, 2016
ITA Midwest Regional Round-Up
Four Irish student-athletes will travel to Michigan State this weekend to compete at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, scheduled to take place from Thursday to Monday at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility. Seniors Monica Robinson and Mary Closs and juniors Brooke Broda and Allison Miller are set to compete in doubles and singles for the Irish. A tentative schedule is below.
9 a.m. – Qualifying singles
2 p.m. – First round doubles
First and second round singles
10 a.m. – Doubles quarterfinals
11 a.m. – Doubles semifinals
1 p.m. – Singles quarterfinals
9 a.m. – Doubles final
10 a.m. – Singles quarterfinals
1 p.m. – Singles semifinals
9 a.m. – Singles final
IU Regional Regards
Senior Jane Fennelly, sophomore Rachel Chong and freshmen Zoe Spence and Bess Waldram will head south for the Irish to compete at the IU Regional. The tournament will consist of approximately 40 competitors from nine schools and will run Friday through Sunday.
Climbing The Ranks
Three Irish veterans appear in the preseason Oracle/ITA singles rankings: No. 63 Monica Robinson, No. 78 Allison Miller and No. 112 Brooke Broda. Robinson and Broda also appear at No. 48 in the singles rankings. With one tournament so far under their belts, Broda is 3-0 in singles, while Robinson is 2-1 and Miller 1-2. Broda and Robinson are 2-1 in doubles.
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Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant director 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, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, and earned her master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University in 2013.