Sept. 30, 2017
By Joanne Norell
EVANSTON, Ill. — University of Notre Dame women’s tennis head coach Jay Louderback could have hardly asked for a better result Saturday as his team settles into its fall competition slate. His young Fighting Irish squad posted another day of winning tennis at Northwestern’s Wildcat Invitational, going 7-1 in singles and 3-1 in doubles at the Vandy Christie Tennis Center.
In singles, senior Allison Miller, junior Rachel Chong and freshmen Cameron Corse and Ally Bojczuk all remained perfect on the season. Miller defeated Michigan State’s Sara Kuutila in straight sets in the Blue Flight; Chong upended Utah’s Victoria Robertson in a tight 7-6(4), 7-5 decision in the Yellow Flight; Corse beat Atlantic Coast Conference foe Ariana Rahmanparast of Florida State in two sets in the Black Flight; and Bojczuk downed Marquette’s Milica Novakovic in three sets in the Orange Flight.
Freshmen Caroline Dunleavy and Evangeline Shannon recorded their first collegiate singles victories, with Dunleavy downing Pittsburgh’s Gabriela Rezende in three sets in the Red Flight and Shannon besting Lewis’ Oana Carmen Trus in straight stanzas in the Green Flight. Sophomore Hayden Siegfried also was victorious against Michigan State’s Julia Fenn in three sets in round robin play.
In doubles, senior Brooke Broda saw her first action of the year with Miller, and the pair were winners over Illinois-Chicago’s Bianca Zuzu and Amelia Guevremont, 6-1. In the same Maroon Flight, Corse and Spence defeated FSU’s Nandini Das and Rahmanparast, 6-1. In the Garnet Flight, Shannon and Chong combined to defeat Catherine Orfanos and Nathalie Joanlanne, 7-5.
The Wildcat Invitational will conclude play on Sunday with one round each of singles and doubles, beginning at 10 a.m. ET.
Vandy Christie Tennis Center
Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Caroline Dunleavy (ND) def. Gabriela Rezende (PITT) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Allison Miller (ND) def. Sara Kuutila (MSU) 6-4, 6-1
Inci Ogut (NU) def. Zoe Spence (ND) 6-3, 6-1
Cameron Corse (ND) def. Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) 6-4, 6-2
Evangeline Shannon (ND) def. Oana Carmen Trus (LEWIS) 6-4, 6-2
Rachel Chong (ND) def. Victoria Robertson (UTAH) 7-6(4), 7-5
Ally Bojczuk (ND) def. Milica Novakovic (MARQ) 1-6, 6-1, 6-1
Hayden Siegfried (ND) def. Julia Fenn (MSU), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
No. 56 Brooke Broda / Allison Miller (ND) def. Bianca Zuzu / Amelia Guevremont (UIC) 6-1
Cameron Corse / Zoe Spence (ND) def. Nandini Das / Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) 6-1
Rachel Le Comber / Miranda Rodriguez Diaz de Leon (UIC) def. Ally Bojczuk / Rachel Chong (ND) 6-4
Evangeline Shannon / Rachel Chong (ND) def. Catherine Orfanos / Nathalie Joanlanne (MON) 7-5
Lera Patiuk (UM) def. Caroline Dunleavy (ND) 6-3, 6-4
Allison Miller (ND) def. Petra Hule (FSU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
Zoe Spence (ND) def. Luisa Varon (PITT) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Cameron Corse (ND) def. Bella Lorenzini (UM) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Leslie Foe (MARQ) def. Evangeline Shannon (ND) 6-2, 6-3
Rachel Chong (ND) def. Bianca Bostrom (MON) 6-2, 6-2
Ally Bojczuk (ND) def. Bianca Zuzu (UIC) 6-0, 6-1
Milica Tesic (DPU) def. Hayden Siegfried (ND) 7-6, 7-6
Fleur Eggink / Natalija Popovic (MARQ) def. Caroline Dunleavy / Allison Miller (ND) 6-1
Brianna Turley / Margo Pletcher (UTAH) def. Caroline Dunleavy / Allison Miller (ND) 6-2
Mariya Kostyuk / Iesha Shepherd (CSU) def. Cameron Corse / Zoe Spence (ND) 6-2
Cameron Corse / Zoe Spence (ND) def. Aspasia Avgeri / Alina Kuzmenkova (DEP) 6-1
Dora Andrejszki / Nora Mindiyarova (LEW) def. Evangeline Shannon / Hayden Siegfried (ND) 6-1
Alexia Petrovic / Victoria Robertson (UT) def. Evangeline Shannon / Hayden Siegfried (ND) 6-4
Ava Thielman / Aslina Chua (MSU) def. Ally Bojczuk / Rachel Chong (ND) 6-4
Ally Bojczuk / Rachel Chong (ND) def. Bianca Bostrom / Milica Panic (MON) 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.