Oct. 7, 2006

The third-ranked Notre Dame doubles’ team of Catrina Thompson and Christian Thompson advanced to finals of 2006 Riviera/ITA All-American Championship Saturday. The third-ranked duo has reached the finals each of the past three seasons and will look to become the first doubles team to repeat as All-American champions.

The twins defeated No. 22 William & Mary’s Megan Moulton-Levy and Katarina Zorcic, 8-6. The Thompsons improved to 6-0 on the season and 78-31 for their career. They are an even more impressive 10-1 over their career in the All-American Championships, including six consecutive victories.

They will face fourth-seeded and third-ranked Roxanne Clarke and Kady Pooler of Arizona State at 11 a.m. (PT). The finals will be broadcast live on www.RadioTennis.com.

This is the first of three national championship events during the 2006-07 collegiate tennis season. Two others are the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in November and the season-ending NCAA Championships in May in Athens, Ga.

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