May 6, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Sophomore Kristy Frilling (Sidney, Ohio) and senior Kali Krisik (Arkansas City, Kan.) have been selected to compete in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships May 26-31 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
Frilling earned the BIG EAST’s automatic singles bid and a 9-16 seed, while she and Krisik were awarded the league’s automatic doubles selection and were tabbed the No. 3 seed overall. This will be Frilling’s second straight appearance in both the singles and doubles tournament. Krisik will compete in her first NCAA individual championship.
Frilling is the first Irish player to enter the singles tournament as one of the top 16 seeds since Michelle Dasso earned the No. 4 seed in 2001.
Frilling is ranked 16th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll with a 19-5 record at No. 1 singles. She was named the BIG EAST Player of the Year and earned all-conference honors after totaling 14 wins over ranked opponents this season. Last season, Frilling advanced to the second round of the both the singles and doubles championships.
Frilling and Krisik are the nation’s third-ranked doubles team and are a perfect 21-0 in dual matches in 2010. Krisik was named the BIG EAST Championship’s Most Outstanding Player after leading the Irish to their third straight conference title and earned all-conference honors for the second consecutive season.
This is the eighth year in a row that the Irish have had a player selected to compete in the NCAA Singles Championship and the fourth straight to be represented in the doubles tournament. Notre Dame has had 12 different players selected for the national tournament on 22 occasions, while 16 doubles team have earned a bid.
Sophomore Kristy Frilling will make her second straight appearance in both the singles and doubles tournaments.
Sixty-four singles players and 32 doubles teams are selected for the NCAA Championships. The full list of singles and doubles players can be found at www.ncaa.com.
Automatic qualification into the Division I singles championships will be awarded to any conference with one or more eligible singles players ranked in the ITA Top 125 for eligible/entered singles players. All singles players must have a record of a minimum of 13 completed singles matches in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.
Automatic qualification into the Division I doubles championships will be awarded to any conference with one or more eligible doubles teams ranked in the ITA Top 60 for eligible/entered doubles teams. All doubles teams must have a record of a minimum of 10 completed doubles matches in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.
Before the singles and doubles tournament begins, the Irish will compete in the NCAA Team Championship, beginning May 14. The fifth-seeded Irish will host first and second round action at the Courtney Tennis Center, taking on IPFW in the opening round.