March 28, 2010
WICHITA, Kan. – The third-ranked Irish women’s tennis team won its third straight match and 15th on the season with a 6-1 victory over Wichita State Sunday at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex.
Notre Dame improved to 15-2 on the season, while the Shockers fell to 5-10.
The Irish took an early 1-0 lead after sweeping the doubles point. The fourth-ranked duo of Kristy Frilling (Sidney, Ohio/Lehman & Abeka) and Kali Krisik (Arkansas City, Kan./Arkansas City) extended their win streak to 13 matches with an 8-3 victory over No. 22 Stephanie Dalmacio and Delia Damaschin at first doubles. Shannon Mathews (Birmingham, Mich./Cranbook-Kingswood) and Cosmina Ciobanu (Brea, Calif./Troy) topped Lenore Lazaroiu and Lutfiana Budiharto, 8-4, at No. 2 doubles, while Chrissie McGaffigan (Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf) and Kristen Rafael (Grand Prairie, Texas/Nolan Catholic) downed Iasmine Carpen and Florentina Hanisch, 8-1, at third doubles to complete the sweep.
No. 14 Frilling won her 14th match of the season with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Dalmacio at No. 1 singles. No. 99 McGaffigan improved to 12-5 with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Lazaroiu at third singles, Rafael topped Hanisch, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 5 singles to notch her seventh win of the season.
Ciobanu recorded her 11th straight victory with a 6-3, 6-1 besting of Damaschin at fourth singles, while Krisik cruised past Lily Wakin, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6 singles.
No. 34 Lutfiana Budiharto earned Wichita State’s only point of the match with a 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5) win over No. 108 Mathews at second singles.
The Irish will wrap up their seven-match road swing next weekend when they head to Texas to take on Baylor and Texas A&M.
#3 Notre Dame 6, Wichita State 1
1. No. 14 Kristy Frilling (UND) def. Stephanie Dalmacio (WSU), 6-1, 6-1
2. No. 34 Lutfiana Budiharto (WSU) def. No. 108 Shannon Mathews (UND), 2-6, 6-4, 10-5
3. No. 99 Chrissie McGaffigan (UND) def. Lenore Lazaroiu (WSU), 6-4, 7-5
4. Cosmina Ciobanu (UND) def. Delia Damaschin (WSU), 6-3, 6-1
5. Kristen Rafael (UND) def. Florentina Hanisch (WSU), 6-1, 6-1
6. Kali Krisik (UND) def. Lily Wakim (WSU), 6-0, 6-0
1. No. 4 Frilling/Krisik (UND) def. No. 22 Dalmacio/Damaschin (WSU), 8-3
2. Mathews/Ciobanu (UND) def. Lazaroiu/Budiharto (WSU), 8-4
3. McGaffigan/Rafael (UND) def. Carpen/Hanisch (WSU), 8-1