Senior Kali Krisik won both her singles and doubles matches against Ohio State.

No. 7 Irish Sweep No. 17 Ohio State, 7-0

Feb. 24, 2010

Box Score

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The seventh-ranked Irish women’s tennis team topped No. 17 Ohio State, 7-0, Wednesday afternoon at the Eck Tennis Pavilion, extending their winning streak to three matches and improving to 8-1 on the season.

The Irish took an early 1-0 lead after winning the doubles point. Cosmina Ciobanu and Colleen Rielley downed Gabby Steele and Fidan Manashirova, 8-4, at No. 3 singles, before Shannon Mathews and Chrissie McGaffigan topped Paloma Escobedo and Christina Keesey, 8-5, at second doubles to clinch the point for Notre Dame. The eighth-ranked duo of Kristy Frilling and Kali Krisik edged Kelsey Haviland and Cami Hubbs, 8-6, at No. 1 doubles to complete the sweep.

No. 23 Frilling upped the Irish lead to 2-0 after defeated No. 67 Flower, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 1 singles. Frilling improved her singles record to 9-0 on the season. Kristen Rafael cruised past Manashirova, 6-0, 6-3, at sixth singles to give Notre Dame a 3-0 advantage.

Mathews clinched the win for the Irish with a 6-2, 6-0 besting of Escobedo at No. 2 singles. No. 114 Krisik battled to take a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Haviland at fourth singles, while McGaffigan fought for a 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 win over Keesey at No. 3. Ciobanu finished off Steele, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 5 singles to complete the sweep.

The Irish return to the Eck Tennis Pavilion Saturday when they host No. 14 Georgia Tech at 11 a.m.


1. #23 Kristy Frilling (ND) def. #67 Kirsten Flower (OSU) 6-3, 6-4

2. Shannon Mathews (ND) def. Paloma Escobedo (OSU) 6-2, 6-0

3. Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) def. Christine Keesey (OSU) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0

4. #114 Kali Krisik (ND) def. Kelsey Haviland (OSU) 6-4, 6-2

5. Cosmina Ciobanu (ND) def. Gabby Steele (OSU) 6-4, 6-4

6. Kristen Rafael (ND) def. Fidan Manashirova (OSU) 6-0, 6-3

Order of finish: 1,6,2,4,3,5


1. #8 Frilling/Krisik (ND) def. Haviland/Hubbs (OSU) 8-6

2. Mathews/McGaffigan (ND) def. Escobedo/Keesey (OSU) 8-5

3. Ciobanu/Rielley (ND) def. Steele/Manashirova (OSU) 8-4

Order of finish: 3,2,1