Freshman Kelcy Tefft holds a 34-5 combined (singles and doubles) record this season.

Notre Dame Adds March 31 Home Match With Eastern Michigan

Jan. 24, 2006

The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team has added another match to its spring slate, as the Irish will play host to Eastern Michigan on Friday, March 31 at 2:30 p.m. (EST). Notre Dame’s originally-scheduled match at Tulane on April 15 has been cancelled, since the Green Wave program was suspended in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. That changed freed up a date for the Irish to schedule another match.

Notre Dame and the Eagles will play for the ninth time, with the Irish holding a 6-2 edge in the all-time series. The last meeting came in the opening round of the 2001 NCAA Championship at the Courtney Tennis Center, with ND prevailing 4-0. This will be the first regular-season matchup between the schools since an 8-1 road win by the Irish in 1989-90, the first season at Notre Dame for head coach Jay Louderback. The last EMU victory over the Irish came in 1987 by a 6-3 score in Ypsilanti.

The Irish begin their dual-match schedule this Saturday with a doubleheader in the Eck Tennis Pavilion, welcoming Ohio State at 11 a.m. (EST) and Xavier at 4 p.m.