April 18, 1997

Notre Dame Women’s Tennis Rolls Past Providence

MIAMI, Fla. — The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team posted a 4-0 win over Providence in the quarterfinal of the Big East Conference championship on Friday. Notre Dame, the top seed in the event, will now play in Saturday’s semifinals against the winner of Friday night’s Boston College vs. Syracuse match.

Notre Dame was the top seed in the event and drew a bye in Thursday’s first round. The Irish improve to 15-10 on the season and are ranked No. 23 in the country.

Senior Tiffany Gates and freshman Kelly Zalinski were winners in both singles and doubles for the Irish, the defending league champions.

Notre Dame 4, Providence 0
Jennifer Hall (N) vs. Jessie LeMasters, susp.
Marisa Velasco (N) def. Monica Martinez, 6-1, 6-0
Tiffay Gates (N) def. Claire Curry, 6-0, 6-1
Kelly Zalinski (N) def. Christina Martin, 6-0, 6-0
Kelley Olson (N) def. Kimberly Bergin, susp.
Darcie Sweet (N) vs. Christy Judge, susp.

Doubles (most doubles wins is worth one match point)
Hall and Gates (N) def. Martinez and Curry, 8-1
Zalinski and Sarah Scaringe (N) def. LeMasters and C. Castellini, 8-1
Olson and Courtney Haskell (N) vs. Judge and Katie Burke, susp.