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Irish Hold Strong On Day 2 At Western Michigan and Arizona State

Nov. 4, 2017

By Joanne Norell

KALAMAZOO, Mich. & TEMPE, Ariz. – The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team concluded another strong day of competition Saturday, combining to go 9-2 in singles and 3-3 in doubles while split between tournaments at Western Michigan and Arizona State.

Bronco Super Challenge

The Irish were once again successful in Kalamazoo, posting a 3-1 mark in doubles and singles. Senior Brooke Broda and freshman Ally Bojczuk, Bojczuk and classmate Caroline Dunleavy, and Broda and freshman Evangeline Shannon were each victorious on the doubles court.

In singles, No. 123 Brooke Broda downed Indiana’s Natalie Whalen, Dunleavy defeated Western Michigan’s Barbare Eristavi, and Bojczuk bested Cleveland State’s Isabella Spindler.

Play will conclude Sunday with one round of singles beginning at 9 a.m. ET.

ASU Thunderbird Invitational

After going 4-4 in singles on Friday, the Irish put in an undefeated day on the court Saturday at Arizona State.

Cameron Corse and Allison Miller each won a match in the Maroon Draw consolation bracket. Corse defeated Oklahoma’s Christiana Brigante, while Miller downed California’s Maria Smith in straight sets.

In the Sparky Second Round Consolation Draw, both Zoe Spence and Rachel Chong advanced to the final after winning two matches each. Spence defeated San Diego’s Maria-Paula Torres (6-3, 7-6(4)) and Oklahoma’s Malene Stripp (6-3, 6-2), while Chong downed a pair of California opponents: Jasie Dunk (7-5, 6-3) and Vivian Glozman (6-4, 4-6, 6-4). The two will face each other as play concludes Sunday.

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
Caroline Dunleavy (ND) vs. Barbare Eristavi (WMU) 6-4, 6-0
Ally Bojczuk (ND) vs. Isabella Spindler (Cleveland State) 6-3, 6-3
No. 123 Brooke Broda (ND) def. Natalie Whalen (IU) 7-5, 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

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
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
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


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.