Oct. 23, 2009
EVANSTON, Ill. – The Notre Dame women’s tennis team kicked off the Midwest Regional Championships on the right foot as the Irish doubles duo advanced to the Round of 16.
After earning a bye in the first round, the 15th-ranked Irish duo of sophomore Kristy Frilling and senior Kali Krisik, also the top seed in the regional tournament, topped DePaul’s Gia McKnight and Katarina Milinkovic, 8-4, to advance to the Round of 16. Frilling and Krisik will take on Iowa’s Lynne Poggensee-Wei and Sonja Molnar in the third round Saturday at 9 a.m.
Three members of the Irish squad will also compete in the singles tournament, which gets underway Saturday. No. 20 Frilling, the tournament’s second-seeded player, and Krisik earned byes in the first round, while junior Kristen Rafael will take on Marquette’s Kelly Barry in round one.
Complete results will be available at www.und.com following the completion Saturday’s matches.
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Doubles ResultsFirst Round
#15 Frilling/ (ND) – BYESecond Round
#15 Frilling/Krisik (ND) def. McKnight/Milinkovic (DEP) 8-4