April 11, 1997

Women’s Tennis Sweeps Drake

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team improved its record to 12-10 on the season with a 9-0 shutout win over Drake on Friday afternoon. Drake drops to 9-10 on the season. Notre Dame is ranked No. 17 in the country.

Sophomore Jennifer Hall was the winner at No. 1 singles for Notre Dame with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Marianne Motte. Hall was a double-winner on the day as she also was victorious at No. 2 doubles. Senior Tiffany Gates and freshmen Kelly Zalinski and Kelley Olson were all winners in both singles and doubles for the Irish.

Notre Dame 9, Drake 0

Jennifer Hall (N) def. Marianne Motte, 6-2, 6-1
Marisa Velasco (N) def. Lindsay Bell, 6-1, 7-6
Tiffany Gates (N) def. Amy Hanson, 6-1, 6-2
Kelly Zalinski (N) def. Meredith Lavelle, 6-0, 6-0
Kelley Olson (N) def. Emma Edvardsson, 6-1, 6-2
Darcie Sweet (N) def. Aleksa Huns, 6-0, 6-0

Gates and Hall (N) def. Hanson and Bell, 8-3
Sarah Scaringe and Zalinski (N) def. Motte and Edvardsson, 8-4
Courtney Haskell and Olson (N) def. Lavelle and Huns, 8-0