April 3, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The 13th-ranked Notre Dame women’s tennis team swept both Purdue and Illinois State, 9-0, in two dual matches held Saturday at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. The two wins move the Irish to 15-6 overall and is the team’s 17th and 18th consecutive victories over Midwest region opponents.
In the first dual match of the day against Purdue, Notre Dame’s Jennifer Hall and Kelly Zalinski each recovered after dropping their first sets in the number two and number five singles’ matches to win 6-4 and 6-3, respectively, in the third and deciding set. Irish sophomore Michelle Dasso was also pushed to three games by Purdue’s Jennifer Embry before winning the third set 6-3. Marisa Velasco, Becky Varnum and Lindsay Green won their matches in straight sets to complete a sweep for the Irish in the singles matches. In the doubles matches, the Boilermakers made it close as the Irish won 8-6 at number one and number three doubles, while the team Notre Dame team of Lindsey Green and Kelly Zalinski defeated Lynsey Fick and Lisa Walgenbach, 8-5.
Fresh off their 9-0 victory over the Boilermakers, the Irish won all six singles matches in straight sets over the visiting Illinois State Redbirds and then lost only three games in the three doubles matches, picking up two 8-1 victories and an 8-2 win in the number three doubles match.
The Notre Dame women’s tennis team will head to #55 Wisconsin on Monday, April 5 for a dual match beginning at 2 p.m. in Madison, Wis.
#13 NOTRE DAME 9, #70 PURDUE 0
No. 1: #8 Michelle Dasso (ND) def. Jennifer Embry (PU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3No. 2: #61 Jennifer Hall (ND) def. Erika Quebe (PU) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4No. 3: Marisa Velasco (ND) def. Shannon Taheny (PU) 7-6, 6-2No. 4: #56 Becky Varnum (ND) def. Missy Wright (PU) 6-3, 6-4No. 5: Kelly Zalinski (ND) def. Lisa Walgenbach (PU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3No. 6: Lindsey Green (ND) def. Lynsey Fick (PU) 6-4, 6-1
No. 1: Varnum/Velasco (ND) def. Embry/Wright (PU) 8-6No. 2: Green/Zalinski (ND) def. Fick/Walgenback (PU) 8-5No. 3: Guy/Scaringe (ND) def. Augerinos/Moran (PU) 8-6
#13 NOTRE DAME 9, ILLINOIS STATE 0
No. 1: #8 Michelle Dasso (ND) def. Naoko Moore (ISU) 6-0, 6-1No. 2: #61 Jennifer Hall (ND) def. Flora Karsai (ISU) 6-3, 6-2No. 3: Marisa Velasco (ND) def. Zawa Friganovic (ISU) 6-2, 6-2No. 4: #56 Becky Varnum (ND) def. Jennifer Licpa (ISU) 6-4, 6-1No. 5: Kim Guy (ND) def. Bridgette Zarazee (ISU) 6-0, 6-0No. 6: Sarah Scaringe (ND) def. Larissa Fostiak (ISU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 1: #8 Dasso/Hall (ND) def. Karsai/Licpa (ISU) 8-1No. 2: Green/Zalinski (ND) def. Moore/Friganovic (ISU) 8-1No. 3: Guy/Scaringe (ND) def. Zarazee/Fostiak (ISU) 8-2