Sophomore Shannon Mathews clinched the win for the Irish with a victory at No. 2 singles.

No. 3 Irish Cruise Past TCU, 7-0

March 27, 2010

Box Score

WICHITA, Kan. – After weather conditions forced the match indoors, the third-ranked women’s tennis team cruised to a 7-0 victory over TCU Friday in Wichita, Kan.

With the win, the Irish improved to 14-2 on the season, while TCU fell to 2-12. Notre Dame is now 2-0 all-time against the Horned Frogs.

The Irish took the 1-0 lead after winning the doubles point. The fourth-ranked duo of Kristy Frilling (Sidney, Ohio/Lehman & Abeka) and Kali Krisik (Arkansas City, Kan./Arkansas City) improved to a perfect 12-0 on the season and topped Nina Munch-Soegaard and Maria Babanova, 8-4, at No. 1 singles, while Shannon Mathews (Birmingham, Mich./Cranbrook-Kingswood) and Cosmina Ciobanu (Brea, Calif./Troy) defeated Idunn Hertzberg and Katariina Tuohimaa, 8-3, at second doubles. TCU forfeited the No. 3 doubles match, giving Notre Dame the sweep.

No. 14 Frilling improved to 13-3 on the season as she downed No. 89 Munch-Soegaard, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 1 singles. No. 108 Mathews knocked off No. 100 Tuohimaa, 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4), at second singles to notch her 10th win of the season, while No. 99 Chrissie McGaffigan (Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf) defeated Hertzberg, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 3 to improve to 11-5.

Ciobanu won her 10th straight match, topping Babanova 6-3, 6-1, at No. 4, and Kristen Rafael (Grand Prairie, Texas/Nolan Catholic) bested Gaby Mastromarino, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 5 singles to earn her sixth win of the season. TCU forfeited the No. 6 singles match.

The Irish will take on Wichita State at 1:00 p.m. (ET) Sunday at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex.

#3 Notre Dame 7, TCU 0


1. #14 Kristy Frilling (ND) def. #89 Nina Munch-Soegaard (TCU) 6-1, 6-2

2. #108 Shannon Mathews (ND) def. #100 Katariina Tuohimaa (TCU) 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4)

3. #99 Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) def. Idunn Hertzberg (TCU) 6-2, 6-2

4. Cosmina Ciobanu (ND) def. Maria Babanova (TCU) 6-3, 6-1

5. Kristen Rafael (ND) def. Gaby Mastromarino (TCU) 6-3, 6-1

6. Match forfeited by TCU


1. #4 Frilling/Krisik (ND) def. Munch-Soegaard/Babanova 8-4

2. Mathews/Ciobanu (ND) def. Hertzberg/Tuohimaa 8-3

3. Match forfeited by TCU