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Irish Complete Impressive Fall

Nov. 5, 2017

By Joanne Norell

KALAMAZOO, Mich. & TEMPE, Ariz. – The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team wrapped up a challenging fall tournament slate Sunday with bright performances at Western Michigan’s Bronco Super Challenge and Arizona State’s Thunderbird Invitational.

Bronco Super Challenge

Play concluded at the West Hills Athletic Club with one round of singles on Sunday, with the Irish going 2-2 to finish the weekend 7-5 at the Bronco Super Challenge.

Senior Brooke Broda wrapped up an undefeated weekend with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Indiana’s Caitlin Bernard, while freshman Ally Bojczuk bested IU’s Natalie Whalen 6-1, 6-4.

ASU Thunderbird Invitational

The other half of the Irish wrapped the weekend with one round each of doubles and singles at Arizona State.

Senior Allison Miller and junior Rachel Chong won their doubles matches over San Diego’s Kati Kukaras and Nicole Anderson to finish the weekend 2-1. Each won in singles as well, with Miller defeating ASU’s Savannah Slaysman 6-1, 6-3 in the Maroon Draw and Chong besting Oklahoma’s Malene Stripp 6-4, 6-2 in the consolation finals.

The Irish finished the weekend with a 12-5 singles record and 2-4 doubles mark in Tempe.

The Irish will return to action in the new year when they take on Western Michigan in the dual season opener at 5 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.

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Bronco Super Challenge
West Hills Athletic Club
Kalamazoo, Mich.
Nov. 3-5, 2017
Bronco Flight
First Round
Brooke Broda / Caroline Dunleavy (ND) def. Madison Appel / Michelle McKamey (IU) 6-3
Second Round
Brooke Broda / Caroline Dunleavy (ND) def. Alina Kuzmenkova / Marija Jovicic (DEP) 6-0
Third Round
Brooke Broda / Ally Bojczuk (ND) vs. Aleksandra Golawska / Gaby Schoenberg (Cleveland State) 6-3
Fourth Round
Ally Bojzcuk / Caroline Dunleavy (ND) vs. Priscilla Palermo / Alyssa Grijalva (Colorado State) 6-3
Sand Flight
First Round
Ally Bojczuk / Evangeline Shannon (ND) def. Natalie Whalen / Olga Zavarotnaya (IU) 6-4
Second Round
Milica Tesic / Aspasia Avgeri (DEP) def. Ally Bojczuk / Evangeline Shannon (ND) 6-4
Third Round
Isabella Spindler/ Jana Schober (Cleveland State) vs. Caroline Dunleavy / Evangeline Shannon (ND) 6-4
Fourth Round
Brooke Broda / Evangeline Shannon (ND) vs. Emma Corwin / Solene Crawley (Colorado State) 6-4
Gold Flight
First Round
No. 123 Brooke Broda (ND) def. Priscilla Palermo (Colorado State) 6-0, 6-1
Ally Bojczuk (ND) def. Caitlin Bernard (IU) 6-2, 6-0
Keisha Clousing (DEP) def. Caroline Dunleavy (ND) 6-0, 7-5
Second Round
No. 123 Brooke Broda (ND) def. Natalie Whalen (IU) 7-5, 6-1
Caroline Dunleavy (ND) vs. Barbare Eristavi (WMU) 6-4, 6-0
Ally Bojczuk (ND) vs. Isabella Spindler (Cleveland State) 6-3, 6-3
Third Round
No. 123 Brooke Broda (ND) def. Caitlin Bernard (IU) 6-2, 7-5
Ally Bojczuk (ND) def. Natalie Whalen (IU) 6-1, 6-4
Madison Appel (IU) def. Caroline Dunleavy (ND) 1-6, 6-1, 6-1
Black Flight
First Round
Jana Schober (Cleveland State) def. Evangeline Shannon (ND) 6-4, 6-0
Second Round
Milica Tesic (DEP) def. Evangeline Shannon (ND) 6-3, 6-1
Third Round
Valeria Riegraf (WMU) def. Evangeline Shannon (ND) 7-5(5), 6-1

ASU Thunderbird Invitational
Whiteman Tennis Center
Tempe, Ariz.
Nov. 3-5, 2017
Doubles (Round Robin)
Allison Miller / Rachel Chong (ND) def. Alessia Dario / Katerina Stloukalova (Fresno) 6-4
Savannah Slaysman / Sasa Klanecek (ASU) def. Cameron Corse / Zoe Spence (ND) 6-3
Simran Kaur Sethi / Christiana Brigante (OU) def. Allison Miller / Rachel Chong (ND) 6-4
Chiara Tomasetti / Hanneke Lodewijks (NAU) def. Cameron Corse / Zoe Spence (ND) 6-2
Allison Miller / Rachel Chong (ND) def. Kati Kukaras / Nicole Anderson (USD) 6-4
Jaclyn Switkes / Emilee Duong (Illinois) def. Cameron Corse / Zoe Spence (ND) 6-4
First Round
Cameron Corse (ND) def. Jasie Dunk (CAL) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Allison Miller (ND) def. Kati Kukaras (USD) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
Daniela Pedraza Novak (UI) def. Rachel Chong (ND) 6-1, 6-4
Simran Sethi (OU) def. Zoe Spence (ND) 6-2, 6-2
Second Round
Jaclyn Switkes (UI) def. Cameron Corse (ND) 6-3, 6-1
Emilee Duong (UI) def. Allison Miller (ND) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Maroon Second Round
Cameron Corse (ND) def. Christiana Brigante (OU): 6-4, 6-4
Allison Miller (ND) def. Maria Smith (Cal) 6-3, 6-4
Maroon Draw
Allison Miller (ND) def. Savannah Slaysman (ASU) 6-1, 6-3
First Round “Sparky” Consolation
Rachel Chong (ND) def. Carolin Nonnemacher (USD) 6-3, 6-0
Zoe Spence (ND) def. Donika Bashota (TCU) 2-6, 6-2, 13-11
Second Round “Sparky” Consolation
Rachel Chong (ND) def. Jasie Dunk (Cal) 7-5, 6-3
Zoe Spence (ND) def. Maria-Paula Torres (USD) 6-3, 7-6(4)
Sparky” Consolation Semifinals
Rachel Chong (ND) def. Vivian Glozman (Cal) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Zoe Spence (ND) def. Malene Stripp (OU) 6-3, 6-2
Consolation Finals
Rachel Chong (ND) def. Malene Stripp (OU) 6-4, 6-2
Vivian Glozman (Cal) def. Zoe Spence (ND) 7-5, 6-3


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 men’s tennis, women’s tennis and fencing programs, in addition to overseeing production of the football Gameday Magazine. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University and earned her master’s degree from Georgetown University in 2013.