Feb. 21, 1997

Irish Rally to Win Over Alabama

MADISON, Wisc. — Sophomore Kelley Olson rallied at No. 5 singles after trailing by a set and down 5-1 in the second set in the deciding match to lead Notre Dame to a 4-3 win over Alabama in a consolation match of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Team Tennis Championship on Friday. Notre Dame will conclude play Vanderbilt to wrap up action in the event on Saturday.

Olson defeated Cantillon Brassington by a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (2), 7-5 score at No. 5 to give Notre Dame the win. Tiffany Gates won at No. 3 singles and Darcie Sweet won at No. 6 as the Irish won the double points en route to the win. Notre Dame improves to 5-2 on the season while Alabama falls to 6-2.

Notre Dame 4, Alabama 3

Doubles (most doubles wins is worth one match point)

Tiffany Gates and Jennifer Hall (N) def. Baili Camino and Dominque Glinzler, 8-6; Cantillon Brassington and Jill Breslin (A) def. Marisa Velasco and Kelly Zalinski, 9-7; Courtney Haskell and Kelley Olson (N) def. Amanda Ballinger and Allison Eager, 8-6.


Camino (A) def. Hall, 6-3, 6-4; Glinzler (A) def. Velasco, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5; Gates (N) def. Breslin, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4; Ballinger (A) def. Zalinski, 6-4, 6-3; Olson (N) def. Brasington, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (2), 7-5; Darcie Sweet (N) def. Eager, 6-1, 6-2.