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