BLACKSBURG, Virginia — The No. 50 Notre Dame women’s tennis team used the doubles point and singles victories at the top four spots in the lineup to take a 5-2 win at Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon.
The win moved the Irish to 11-11 on the spring and 4-9 in ACC play.
How It Happened
The Hokies took the first match to complete in doubles action, with Nika Kozar and Nina Sorkin defeating Zoe Taylor and Ally Bojczuk, 6-3. Notre Dame rebounded at the top of the doubles lineup, with Cameron Corse and Zoe Spence winning over Natalie Novotna and Rita Pinto, 6-4. The doubles point was decided on court three with Brooke Broda and Bess Waldram winning 6-4 over Elizabet Danailova and Samantha Gillas.
Broda made it 2-0 Notre Dame with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Danailova at four singles. Spence then ran the score to 3-0 with a win at the top of the singles lineup over Novotna, 6-4, 6-1. The Irish clinched the match at two singles thanks to Corse’s 6-2, 6-4 win over Kozar.
Pinto defeated Waldram in a three-set battle at five singles (6-3, 2-6, 6-4) and Sorkin defeated Taylor in three sets at six singles (6-2, 6-7, 6-4) before Bojczuk provided the final margin of 5-2 thanks to a three-set victory at three (6-2, 3-6, 7-5).
- Spence improved to 8-10 at the top of the lineup this season and secured her third win of the season against a nationally ranked opponent.
- Corse is 16-4 in singles action this season an 2-0 when playing at the two.
- Bojczuk’s record is now 11-9 in singles this spring.
- Broda owns a 12-7 record in singles play in 2019.
- Corse and Spence are 11-7 as doubles partners since the fall.
- Broda & Waldram improved to 7-5 when playing doubles together in 2018-19.
The Irish return home for the final match of the regular season on Friday, April 12, when Boston College visits. Head coach Alison Silverio and her program will recognize graduate student Brooke Broda and senior Rachel Chong as part of senior day festivities.