April 5, 2009
The third-ranked Irish women’s tennis team improved to 19-4 overall and 3-0 in BIG EAST action after handing Marquette a 7-0 defeat Sunday in Chicago.
Notre Dame earned their first point after sweeping all three doubles matches. Kristy Frilling teamed up with Kali Krisik to defeat Kylie Moore and Paola Calderon, 8-0 at first doubles. Colleen Rielley and Shannon Mathews downed Robin Metzler and Christina Ruiz, 8-2, at No. 2 doubles, while Katie Potts and Cosmina Ciobanu edged Gillian Hush and Rachael Hush, 8-6, at third doubles to complete the sweep.
No. 36 Frilling downed Olga Fischer, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 1 singles. Ciobanu notched a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Christina Ruiz at second singles, while Mathews defeated Moore, 6-1, 6-3 at third singles.
Krisik topped Rachael Hush, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 singles, Kristen Rafael knocked off Gillian Hush, 6-2, 6-3 at fifth singles and Potts bested Elly Strother, 6-0, 6-0 at sixth singles.
The Irish will wrap up their final regular-season road swing at Illinois Tuesday.
No. 3 Notre Dame 7, Marquette 0
1. Kristy Frilling/Kali Krisik (ND) def. Kylie Moore/Paola Calderon (MARQ) 8-0
2. Colleen Rielley/Shannon Mathews (ND) def. Robin Metzler/Christina Ruiz (MARQ) 8-2
3. Katie Potts/Cosmina Ciobanu (ND) def. Gillian Hush/Rachael Hush (MARQ) 8-6Singles
1. No. 36 Kristy Frilling (ND) def. Olga Fischer (MARQ) 6-2, 6-3
2. Cosmina Ciobanu (ND) def. Christina Ruiz (MARQ) 6-1, 6-1
3. Shannon Mathews (ND) def. Kylie Moore (MARQ) 6-1, 6-3
4. Kali Krisik (ND) def. Rachael Hush (MARQ) 6-2, 6-2
5. Kristen Rafael (ND) def. Gillian Hush (MARQ) 6-2, 6-3
6. Katie Potts (ND) def. Elly Strother (MARQ) 6-0, 6-0