Senior Kali Krisik and the Irish will take on California Thursday in the NCAA Championship Round of 16.

Irish Women's Tennis Opens Fall Season at Riviera/ITA All-American Championships

Oct. 6, 2009

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The fall portion of the Notre Dame women’s tennis schedule gets underway this week as the Irish compete at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships and the Wildcat Fall Invitational at Northwestern.

Sophomore Kristy Frilling was one of 22 collegiate players selected for the All-American Main Singles Draw, while Frilling and senior Kali Krisik will team up in the Main Doubles Draw.

Frilling ended her stellar freshman campaign with a 30-11 overall singles record and a 40-6 mark in doubles play. The 2009 ITA National Player to Watch advanced to the second round of the both the NCAA singles and doubles tournaments.

Krisik, who will be making her second straight appearance at the All-American tournament, was a mainstay in the middle of the Irish lineup a year ago. The all-BIG EAST selection notched a 29-10 singles record and a 34-12 doubles mark during her junior campaign.

Frilling and Krisik teamed up for one doubles match last season, defeating Marquette’s Kylie Moore and Paola Calderon, 8-0, in April.

The Riviera/ITA All-American Championships main events begin Thursday and are hosted by the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. The tournament includes six rounds of pre-qualifying and qualifying matches that began Oct. 3. Frilling and Krisik are automatic entrants.

Last season, Krisik and Kelcy Tefft advanced to the All-American Main Doubles Draw after going 3-0 in the qualifying rounds, but fell in the first round of the main event.

Other members of the Irish squad will travel to Evanston, Ill., for the Wildcat Fall Invitational hosted by Northwestern. Akron, DePaul, Michigan State, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Wisconsin will join the Irish in the three-day tournament. Matches are set to begin Friday at noon (CT).

Complete results from both tournaments will be available at following the completion of each day’s matches.