Sophomore Kristy Frilling will compete in both the NCAA singles and doubles tournaments this week.

Irish Women's Tennis Ranked Sixth in ITA National Poll

Jan. 6, 2010

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Irish women’s tennis team earned a sixth-place ranking in the first Campbell/ITA national poll of the season, the league announced Wednesday.

Sophomore Kristy Frilling took the 30th spot in the singles rankings, and teamed with senior Kali Krisik as the 12th-ranked doubles duo.

Duke earned the top team spot, followed by Northwestern, California, Georgia and Baylor.

The Notre Dame women are coming off one of the best seasons in program history. The Irish advanced to the NCAA Tournament semifinals, finishing with a 28-5 record and a fifth-place ranking in the final ITA poll.

Frilling garnered doubles All-America honors a year ago after earning the No. 2 seed at the NCAA Championships with then-partner Kelcy Tefft. She also advanced to the second round of the NCAA Singles Championships.

The 2009 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, Frilling was named the ITA National Player to Watch and helped the U.S. team clinch the championship crown at the Master’U BNP Paribas in Poitiers, France in December.

During the 2009 fall tournament season, Frilling and Krisik notched a 7-2 record and were the doubles runners-up at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships.

The Irish kickoff the 2010 dual-match season Jan. 23 at Iowa.