October 6, 1996

NOTRE DAME, Ind. —University of Notre Dame women’s tennis seniorErin Gowen lost in the championship match of the No. 1 singles flight onSunday to Elisa Penalvo of Marquette in the final day of competition of theEck Classic. Gowen lost to Penalvo by a 6-0, 6-1 flight after Gowen wonthree matches over the weekend to advance to the final.

The Notre Dame duo of Courtney Haskell and Darcie Sweet won the No.3 doubles title with an 8-6 win over Adams and Lyndee Anderson from IndianaState.

October 5, 1996

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — University of Notre Dame senior Erin Gowen willplay in the No. 1 singles flight championship match on Sunday at the EckTennis Classic. Gowen was a 6-2, 6-2 winner over Mary Beth Maggart ofPurdue in the semifinals and will meet Elisa Penalvo of Marquette inSunday’s final.

October 4, 1996

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — University of Notre Dame senior Erin Gowenadvanced to the semifinals of the No. 1 flight by winning two matchesFriday in the opening day of the Eck Classic. The event continues Saturdayand Sunday at the Courtney Tennis Center.

Gowen defeated Kristen McCracken of Iowa by a 6-3, 6-0 score andAlice Rangsithienchai of Minnesota by a 6-2, 7-6 count to advance to thesemis. She will face Mary Beth Maggart of Purdue in her first match onSaturday. The other No. 1 flight finalists are Sarah Cyganiak of Michiganand Elisa Penalvo of Marquette.