May 24, 2016
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — University of Notre Dame women’s tennis senior Quinn Gleason will make her final run in an Irish uniform this week when she competes at the NCAA Singles Championship starting Wednesday at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
WHAT: NCAA Singles and Doubles Championship
WHO: Senior Quinn Gleason
WHERE: Case Tennis Center | Tulsa, Oklahoma
WHEN: May 25-30
FOLLOW: Championship Central | Stream/Stats | Bracket
The NCAA individual championships will be played as best-of-three sets for both singles and doubles. No-ad scoring will be used and a seven-point tiebreaker will be played at six-games-all. The singles championship will be a 64-player tournament beginning at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday and culminating in the NCAA title match on Monday, May 30.
Gleason On Stage
Senior Quinn Gleason will be making her third straight appearance at the NCAA Championship, having participated as a singles entrant in 2014 and a doubles entrant in 2015. During her last appearance at the singles tournament, Gleason advanced to the second round.
Gleason will face Arizona State’s Desirae Krawczyk during the first round Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Gleason and Krawczyk faced off earlier this season when the Irish met the Sun Devils during the ITA Kickoff Weekend. The match went unfinished as Arizona State clinched the dual victory before it could be decided. The winner of Wednesday’s match will face the winner of the match between Missouri’s Beatriz Machado Santos and California’s Klara Fabikova on Thursday. The tournament will culminate in the national title match scheduled for Monday, May 30.
Gleason enters the NCAA Singles Championship ranked No. 49 in the Oracle/ITA National Women’s Singles Rankings. Entering the fall season ranked No. 93, Gleason has risen as high as No. 41 in the poll this season.
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.