Feb. 17, 1997
Notre Dame Women’s Tennis Defeats Clemson 6-1
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Notre Dame’s 11th-ranked women’s tennisdefeated No. 26 Clemson 6-1 on Monday at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. TheIrish opened the match by winning the doubles point 2-1. The teamssplit at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles before Courtney Haskell and Kelley Olsonbeat Clemson’s Catherine Galvin and Meredith Chandler 8-4 to claim thepoint for the Irish.
Notre Dame then won five of the six singles matches to clinch the win. Jennifer Hall defeated Etresia Kruger 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 singles andMarisa Velasco defeated Kate-Maree Mair 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 singles. TheTigers won at third singles when Notre Dame’s Tiffany Gates retired togive Galvin the 5-7, 4-1, ret. win. The Irish then swept the finalthree matches to close out the win.
With the win Notre Dame improves to 5-1 while Clemson falls to 2-2. TheIrish return to the court against Pepperdine in the first round of theNational Indoor Tournament in Madison, Wis., on Feb. 20.
NOTRE DAME 6, CLEMSON 1DoublesNo. 1: Jennifer Hall/Tiffany Gates (ND) def. Kate-Maree Mair/Stephanie Woerz (CU) 8-2No. 2: Etresia Kruger/Chrissie Cerretani (CU) def. Marisa Velasco/Kelly Zalinski (ND) 8-4No. 3: Courtney Haskell/Kelley Olson (ND) def. Catherine Galvin/Meredith Chandler (CU) 8-4SinglesNo. 1: Hall (ND) def. Kruger (CU) 6-4, 6-4No. 2: Velasco (ND) def. Mair (CU) 6-2, 6-4No. 3: Galvin (CU) def. Gates (ND) 5-7, 4-1, ret.No. 4: Zalinski (ND) def. Woerz (CU) 6-2, 7-6No. 5: Olson (ND) def. Cerretani (CU) 6-4, 6-3No. 6: Sweet (ND) def. Chandler (CU) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4