May 29, 2010
ATHENS, Ga. – The third-ranked Notre Dame doubles team of Kali Krisik (Arkansas City, Kan.) and Kristy Frilling (Sidney, Ohio) were eliminated from the NCAA Doubles tournament in straight sets by the eighth-ranked tandem Nadja Gilchrist and Chelsey Gulickson of Georgia during quarterfinal action on Saturday from the Dan Magill Tennis Center in Athens, Ga., 6-2, 6-1.
Krisik and Frilling got out of the gates slowly, losing four of the first five games to trail in the opening set 4-1. After a brief rain delay brought action to a halt, the Irish duo returned to the court and held serve to narrow the gap to two, but Gilchrist and Gulickson took home the next two games to close out the first set, 6-2.
The second set got underway with both teams holding serve through the first three games, giving the Georgia pair a 2-1 lead. Krisik and Frilling were then unable to hold court, dropping the game and falling two back. Gilchrist and Gulickson proceeded to capture the next three games and close out the second set, 6-1, and knock the Irish duo out of the tournament.
Krisik and Frilling conclude the season with a 34-3 mark, which included a stretch – ended by the loss to Gilchrist and Gulickson – of 27 consecutive match victories.
The duo wrapped up the season with an impressive list of accolades, which saw Frilling bring home BIG EAST Player of the Year honors and she was joined by her partner on the Women’s All-BIG EAST Team. Krisik also was named the recipient of the Midwest Region ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship.
NCAA Doubles Championship