Feb. 2, 2018
By Michael Scholl
The Notre Dame women’s tennis team (2-0) plays its first spring road match on Sunday, Feb. 2, when the Irish travel to No. 22 Ohio State (2-1).
WHO: Notre Dame (2-0) vs. No. 22 Ohio State (2-1)
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 2 | Noon ET
WHERE: Varsity Tennis Center | Columbus, OH
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On The Buckeyes
No. 22 Ohio State is 2-1 on on the spring. The Buckeyes split a pair of home matches for ITA Kickoff Weekend, topping Kansas, 4-1, while falling to Wake Forest, 4-2, in the title match. On Thursday, Ohio State took down Kentucky, 4-1, at home. The Buckeyes have won the doubles point in all three matches this year, including capturing it against UK with victories of 6-2 and 6-1 at three and one, respectively.
Anna Sanford anchors the lineup at No. 1 singles and doubles. Along with Shiori Fukuda, they’ve posted a 3-0 mark at No. 1 doubles. Sanford is 2-1 at No. 1 singles on the year, while Fukuda is 2-0 at No. 2 singles.
Ohio State knocked the Irish out of last year’s NCAA tournament, scoring a 4-0 victory in the second round. The Buckeyes continued to the national semifinals, dropping a 4-3 decision to national runner-up Stanford.
Last Time Out
The Irish are coming off consecutive 7-0 wins to open the season over Western Michigan and Eastern Illinois. Jay Louderback produced the same lineup for both matches: Brooke Broda, Allison Miller, Zoe Spence, Cameron Corse, Caroline Dunleavy and Rachel Chong. At doubles, Broda & Miller have played one, with Crose & Spence at two and Chong & Ally Bojczuk rounding things out at three. All six singles players are 2-0 on the spring.
Keeping Up With The Irish
The Irish stay on the road for their Atlantic Coast Conference opener on Friday, Feb. 9, at Louisville. The match is set for 3 p.m. ET at UofL’s Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
Michael Scholl has been a member of the Fighting Irish Media communications staff at his alma mater since August 2016. He serves as the secondary contact for the Irish football and hockey teams, while coordinating communications efforts for the women’s tennis program. Scholl has previously worked in communications at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Providence College, Vanderbilt University and the University of Cincinnati. The South Bend, Indiana, native earned a degree in political science from the College of Arts and Letters in 2009.