May 15, 1999


First Round
#12 seed NOTRE DAME (23-6) vs. #49-64 seed UIC (13-11)
Coach: Jay Louderback Coach: Shanan Fennema


No. 1 - Michelle Dasso (#10) vs. Sara Jackson  ND  6-0, 6-3No. 2 - Jennifer Hall (#58) vs. Serena Xie     ND  6-4, 6-1 *No. 3 - Marisa Velasco  vs. Emina Curic        ND  6-0, 6-2No. 4 - Becky Varnum (#75)  vs. Jacki Farr     ND  6-2, 6-0No. 5 - Kelly Zalinski  vs. Karen Liwanpo      ND  6-0, 6-0No. 6 - Lindsey Green   vs. Alyson Stalzer     ND  6-1, 6-3


No. 1 - Dasso/Hall (#8) vs. Curic/Jackson  ND  8-2No. 2 - Varnum/Velasco  vs. Farr/Xie            ND  8-3No. 3 - Green/Zalinski  vs. Kim Harris/Liwanpo  ND  8-2

Final – NOTRE DAME 9 UIC 0
* Clinching Match

Match Notes: Number next to each player is ranking by Intercollegiate Tennis Association … Notre Dame improves its record to 23-6 on the season and faces the Iowa in the second round on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. … the Irish are ranked No. 12 in the country … UIC finishes the season with a 13-11 record … the Flames were making their first NCAA appearance after earning an automatic bid by winning the Midwestern Collegiate Conference … Notre Dame has won 12 consecutive dual matches, its longest streak since winning 20 straight matches from 1979-81 … UIC’s loss snapped its eight-match winning streak … Marisa Velasco’s win marked her 100th career singles victory at Notre Dame as she joins Jennifer Hall as the only Irish players to win at least 100 singles match under Jay Louderback … Jacki Farr lost in singles for the first time in 11 matches … the Irish extend their winning streak against Midwest region opponents to 21 matches, dating back to 1997 … Sara Jackson finishes her career at UIC as the school’s career wins leader in both singles (81) and doubles (80).

First Round #25-28 seed Florida State (21-6) vs. #33-48 seed Iowa (16-8)

Florida State 4, Iowa 5


No. 1  Alida Gallovits (FSU)  d.  Toni Neykova (UI)          6-4, 6-4No. 2  Shera Wiegler (UI)  d.  Nanette Duxin (FSU)   7-6(2), 4-6, 7-5No. 3  Natalya Dawaf (UI)  d.  Marina Raic (FSU)        4-6, 6-1, 6-4No. 4  Jessica Balbuena (FSU) d. Emily Bampton (UI)          6-1, 6-3No. 5  Kia Asberg (FSU)  d.  Erica Johnson (UI)              6-1, 6-3No. 6  Ali Weber (FSU)  d.  Erin Wolverton (UI)              6-1, 6-4


No. 1  Neykova/Wiegler (UI)  d.  Duxin/Gallovits (FSU)            9-7No. 2  Bampton/Dawaf (UI)  d.  Balbuena/Raic  (FSU)               8-5No. 3  Johnson/Wolverton (UI)  d.  Asberg/Carratala (FSU)       9-8(4)

Florida State head coach: Lise Gregory
Florida State assistant coach: Tim Bauer

Iowa head coach: Paul Wardlaw
Iowa assistant coaches: Sasha Boros, Megan Kearney

Number next to player is ranking by Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Florida State is ranked 19th and Iowa is ranked 38th.