UND Roster

2013-14 Women's Tennis Roster

Julie Sabacinski

Height 5'5''
Class Senior
Hometown Plantation, FL
High School American Heritage

AS A SENIOR:In final collegiate campaign, had a 7-4 singles record (3-1 dual) as well as a 17-16 doubles mark (14-12 dual) … paired with Jennifer Kellner for a doubles surge that featured six victories in seven matches to conclude the regular season … the duo defeated Wan-Yi Sweeting and Katya Vasilyev (8-3) in the first round of the ACC Tournament before topping the 46th-ranked duo of Kelsey Laurente and Melissa Bolivar of Miami, Fla., (5-4) … once again aided by Kellner[apos]s efforts, took down Kelsey Lawson and Jasmin Kling of DePaul (8-5) in the NCAA regional at Evanston, Ill., before falling to the 89th-ranked pair of Nida Hamilton and Maddie Lipps (7-8 (5-7)) in the regional championship match … played in 12 singles matches, winning the first two of the fall season against Claudia Escribens of Purdue (4-6, 6-5, 6-2) and Emily Dvorak of Tulane (6-4, 6-2) … played as high as No. 3 singles on one occasion, besting IUPUI[apos]s Bobbi Modesto in straight sets (6-1, 6-1) … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Selected to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team … ranked No. 36 nationally in the fall Intercollegiate Tennis Association doubles poll with teammate Britney Sanders – the pair would reach a rank of 30th in the ITA poll during the spring, the highest career slot for either player … finished with a 22-14 (14-12 dual) doubles record out of the primary No. 2 spot in the Notre Dame lineup … added a 7-11 slate in singles play … won all three singles matches at the adidas Hoosier Classic, downing Kansas State[apos]s Amina St. Hill (6-1, 6-1), Indiana[apos]s Carolyn Chupa (7-5, 7-6 (7-2) and Purdue[apos]s Imogen Golder (7-6, 6-3) … cruised to a perfect 4-0 mark at the Hoosier Classic with Sanders in doubles … pair won first four matches at the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional Championships, advancing to the tournament final … dropped a 6-8 decision to Melissa Kopinski and Rachael White of Illinois to earn runner-up honors at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals … overcame University of Illinois-Chicago[apos]s Natasha Kuvakina (6-3, 6-2) to split a 1-1 effort on the singles side at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals … finished with a 2-1 singles record and 0-1 doubles record at the Lakewood Ranch Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic … captured wins over Mississippi State[apos]s Lien Van Geel (6-2, 6-4) and Tennessee[apos]s Jessica Grace (6-0, 6-2) … opened spring slate teaming with Molly O[apos]Koniewski, downing Jade Johnson and Mary Hill from Bowling Green (8-5) and Allison Falkin and Julia Jamieson from Illinois (8-3) … the Irish tandem blanked Jesse Grace and Mimi Fotopoulos from No. 25 Tennessee (8-0) … along with Sanders, began a three-match winning streak against Jill Pastunink and Maggie Remynse from Western Michigan (8-6) … string continued against DePaul with a win over Kelsey Lawson and Ana Vladutu (8-2) … pair capped the surge against Mary Clayton and Annie Mulholland from No. 2 Duke (8-5) … defeated USF[apos]s Kayla Rizzolo and Danielle Mills (8-5) to help Notre Dame win its sixth straight BIG EAST Championship … won contest in the first round of the NCAA Championship against North Carolina State[apos]s Elisha Hande and Nicole Martinez (8-4).

AS A SOPHOMORE:Participated in 52 matches for the Irish in both singles and doubles competition … compiled a season-long three-match winning streak in singles during the fall … reached a high doubles rank of 60th in the ITA rankings with partner Britney Sanders (13-4 record) … team posted a 7-1 mark in the number two doubles position from No. 16 Georgia Tech (8-3 win over No. 54 Lynn Blau/Elizabeth Kilborn) all the way to the next month against No. 20 Michigan (8-6 win over Mimi Nguyen/Michelle Sulahlan) … the pair earned an 8-5 victory over No. 54 Mary Clayton/Ester Goldfield in a home contest against No. 3 Duke … named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

AS A FRESHMAN:Another freshman who finished with ample playing time in first season with the Irish … concluded with a mark of 16-14 overall in singles, including 10-10 in split time at No. 5 and 6 during the dual campaign (2-1 at No. 5, 8-9 at No. 6) … finished the season on a four-match winning streak … named member of BIG EAST Academic All-Star team … earned first monogram … finished fourth in her flight at the fall season-opening Eck Tennis Classic, claiming wins over Dayton[apos]s Claire McNulty (6-0, 6-2) and Ohio State[apos]s Noelle Malley (6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 1-0 (7-5)) … earned a pair of wins at the Midwest Blast, knocking off Illinois[apos] Allison Falkin (4-6, 6-3, 6-2) before taming Memphis[apos] Andrea Arques-Garcia (6-2, 6-3) … ended year with four straight victories at No. 6 singles without dropping a set, defeating Marquette[apos]s Christina Ruiz (6-3, 6-1), DePaul[apos]s Samantha Kaneta (6-0, 6-1), Georgetown[apos]s Alexandra Landers (6-1, 6-1) and Fresno State[apos]s Abby Hayley (6-4, 6-1) in the opening round of the NCAA Team Championship … ended with a record of 17-16 in doubles, including an 11-12 slate during the dual campaign (2-0 at No. 2, 9-12 at No. 3) … teamed primarily with Jennifer Kellner after competing with Chrissie McGaffigan during the fall docket … reached the semifinals at the Sarasota Clay Court Classic with McGaffigan, knocking off Abby Steinbach and Bibiana Almeidia of Florida Gulf Coast (8-0) before downing the 17th-ranked tandem of Danielle Mills and Bistra Ostashoiysila of Miami (9-8) … much like singles, ended doubles campaign on four-match winning streak, all at the No. 3 position … the streak included sweeping through the BIG EAST Championships with wins over Georgetown[apos]s Madeline Jaeger and Alex Sebia (8-1), Marquette[apos]s Gillian Hush and Chelsea Utting (9-7) and No. 42 South Florida[apos]s Alessandra Bonte and Kate Parker (8-3).

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Letterwinner at American Heritage High School … won high school tennis states as a team all four years of participation and played No. 1 singles … won a gold ball at the girls 18s Arizona winter supernational with current Irish teammate Britney Sanders … that pairing also won a silver and a bronze ball while competing at other circuit events … has claimed a total of five balls in doubles play … ranked within the top five of each of the 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s divisions, including ranking No. 1 in the 14s … considered to be as high as the 29th best recruit in her class according to tennisrecruiting.net … daughter of Kenneth and Diana Sabacinski … has two siblings: brother Kenny and sister Lauren … Lauren played tennis at William & Mary … Kenny plays on the men[apos]s tennis team at Notre Dame … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in accounting.