Zoe Spence during the ACC match between University of Notre Dame vs. University of Louisville at Eck Center on March 8, 2019 in South Bend, Indiana.

Irish Earn Gritty 4-3 Victory Over Boston College

NEWTON, Massachusetts —  The Notre Dame Women’s Tennis team concluded their second match in two days with a gritty, 4-3 victory over Boston College on Saturday night.

“Two tough battles again,” Coach Silverio said. “Syracuse and BC fought extremely hard. Our team displayed great resiliency and heart this weekend. We certainly had our challenging moments, some in our control and some that were out of our control. Regardless, we handled ourselves with dignity. We are proud of our team’s character, they continue to press on!*

How It Happened

The Irish opened play by clinching the doubles point behind two early victories. Cameron Corse and Page Freeman teamed up to defeat Boston College’s Yufei Long and Kylie Wilcox, 6-1. Zoe Taylor and Bess Waldram’s victory clinched the point for the Irish as they defeated Dasha Possokhova and Hailey Wilcox, 6-4.

Freeman locked up the first Irish singles victory of the evening after a 6-2, 6-4 win over Natasha Irani. Freeman battled fiercely, kept her lead intact, and never trailed in the second set. 

Julia Lilien made it 2-1 in favor of the Irish with her three-set victory over Dasha Possokhova. After dropping the first set, 3-6, Lilien rebounded with a decisive second-set victory, 6-1. Lilien put away Possokhova in the third, 6-2, to win the point.

With the competition down to Zoe Spence, the senior earned a hard-fought, 7-6 victory over Kylie Wilcox in the first set. After falling in the second set, 6-3, Spence came prepared for the third set. With the third set tied at four apiece, Spence dug deep and earned a 6-4 win, clinching the competition for the Irish.

Up Next

The Irish return to the Eck Tennis Pavilion for an intrastate showdown with Indiana, March 6 at 1 p.m. ET. Live scoring is available at und.com/mediastats, while live streaming will be provided at und.com/tennisstream.