January 30, 1999

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The 16th-ranked Notre Dame women’s tennis team cruised to a 9-0 win over 58th-ranked Kansas State without the loss of a set at the Woodlake Racket Club on Saturday. The Irish took advantage of two walkovers by the Wildcats to improve to 2-1 on the season. In their three dual matches thus far in 1999 (2-1), the Irish are 15-2 in singles. Notre Dame will face 45th-ranked Oklahoma on Sunday at Woodlake, the home club of Irish senior two-time All-American Jennifer Hall.

Michelle Dasso, Hall, Marisa Velasco, Becky Varnum and Kelly Zalinski lost just 10 games combined in Nos. 1-5 singles, while Nina Vaughan was the recipient of a walkover at No. 6 singles. Dasso and Hall won 8-4 over Eva Novotna and Martina Pospislova at No. 1 doubles, and Varnum and Velasco beat Natalia Farmer and Anna Pampoulova 8-2 at No. 2 doubles. Lindsey Green and Sarah Scaringe had another walkover at No. 3 doubles.



No. 1 #23 Michelle Dasso (ND) def. #73 Martina Pospislova (KS) 6-0, 6-2No. 2: #100 Jennifer Hall (ND) def. Anna Pampoulova (KS)       6-0, 6-3No. 3: Marisa Velasco (ND) def. Eva Novotna (KS)               6-2, 6-0No. 4: #51 Becky Varnum (ND) def. Natalia Farmer (KS)          6-0, 6-0No. 5: Kelly Zalinski (ND) def. Alena Jeominkova (KS)          6-2, 6-1No. 6: Nina Vaughan (ND) wins walkover 


No. 1: Dasso/Hall (ND) def. Novotna/Pospisilova (KS)           8-4No. 2: Varnum/Velasco (ND) def. Farmer/Pampoulova (KS)         8-2No. 3: Lindsey Greene/Sarah Scaringe (ND) win walkover