March 10, 1999

TEMPE, Ariz. – Playing in its first outdoor match of year, the 14th-ranked Notre Dame women’ s tennis team suffered its worst loss of the year as 13th-ranked Arizona State beat the Irish 8-1. The Sun Devils won five of six singles and swept the doubles for the win. Senior All-American won at No. 2 singles for the only point for the Irish, who fall to 8-5 with the loss. Arizona State improves to 5-4. Notre Dame’ s next match will be at 23rd-ranked Kansas on Sat., March 13 at 1:00 p.m.

Hall beat Karin Palme 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles for her second win of the year over Palme after also beating her at the Riviera All-American Championships in the fall. Arizona State won four singles matches in straight sets, including 64th-ranked Allison Bradshaw’ s 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over 11th-ranked Michelle Dasso at No. 1 singles. The Sun Devils also won a three-set match at No. 3 singles. Notre Dame held leads at both Nos. 1 and 2 doubles but let both slip away in 8-6 losses in addition to an 8-2 loss at No. 3 doubles.



No. 1: #64 Allison Bradshaw (ASU) def. #11 Michelle Dasso (ND)   6-4, 7-6 (4)No. 2: #54 Jennifer Hall (ND) def. Karin Palme (ASU)                6-2, 6-2No. 3: Katy Propstra (ASU) def. Marisa Velasco (ND)            6-2, 3-6, 6-3No. 4: Kerry Giardino (ASU) def. #47 Becky Varnum (ND)              6-1, 6-1No. 5: Alison Nash (ASU) def. Kelly Zalinski (ND)               7-6 (3), 6-3No. 6: Faye DeVera (ASU) def. Kim Guy (ND)                          6-2, 6-1


No. 1: #24 Bradshaw/Propstra (ASU) def. #6 Dasso/Hall (ND)               8-6No. 2: Nash/Celena McCoury (ASU) def. Varnum/Velasco (ND)                8-6No. 3: DeVera/Palme (ASU) def. Lindsey Green/Zalinski (ND)               8-2