April 17, 2016
By Joanne Norell
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team will face off with Pittsburgh in the first round of the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Championship on Wednesday, with the league releasing the 15-team bracket Sunday.
The Irish (11-12, 5-9 ACC) received the No. 11 seed into this season’s championship, with the Panthers (7-13, 1-13 ACC) picking up the No. 14 seed. Notre Dame defeated Pittsburgh 4-3 on February 12 at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.
The winner of Wednesday match between the Irish and Panthers will place No. 6 seeded Clemson at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The semifinal matches are slated for 10 a.m. ET Saturday, with the highest-seeded match being streamed on ESPN3. Sunday’s 10 a.m. ET championship match will also be streamed on ESPN3.
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.