Junior Kristen Rafael clinched the win for the Irish with a victory at No. 5 singles.

Irish Notch Two Wins to Wrap Up Weekend Competition

Oct. 11, 2009

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame women’s tennis team wrapped up its first weekend of competition with two wins on Sunday.

The 15th-ranked Irish doubles duo of sophomore Kristy Frilling and senior Kali Krisik finished out the consolation bracket of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championship with an 8-4 victory over Clemson’s 14th-ranked team of Josipa Bek and Ina Hadziselimovic.

Junior Kristen Rafael edged Oklahoma’s Teona Tsertsvadze 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in a consolation match at the Wildcat Fall Invitational, hosted by Northwestern.

The Irish will take two weeks off before the Midwest Regional begins Oct. 22 in Evanston, Ill.

Riviera/ITA All-American Championship Results

Doubles Consolation Bracket

#15 Frilling/Krisik (ND) def. #14 Bek/Hadziselimovic (Clemson) 8-4

Wildcat Fall Invitational

Flight A Consolation

Kristen Rafael (ND) def. Teona Tsertsvadze (OK) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1