Iowa Recap

Irish Sweep Iowa At USTA Collegiate Series

ORLANDO, Florida — The Notre Dame women’s tennis team opened its spring break trip to Florida with a 7-0 win over Iowa as part of the USTA Collegiate Series in Orlando on Tuesday. The Irish improved to 10-5 on the year while the Hawkeyes dropped to 8-5.

The match was part of the USTA Collegiate Series, played at the National Campus in Orlando, and utilized PlaySight technology, enabling advanced data capturing and line reviews.

How It Happened

The Irish doubles team of Ally Bojczuk and Zoe Taylor scored the first victory of the day at three doubles, winning 6-2 over Iowa’s Adorabol Huckleby and Danielle Bauers. Notre Dame then clinched the first point of the day with a 7-5 win on court two as Bess Waldram and Brooke Broda defeated Sophie Clark and Ashleigh Jacobs. 

Singles action opened as Waldram scored a straight-set win over Jacobs (6-3, 7-5) to give Notre Dame a 2-0. The lead grew to 3-0 on court six with Taylor defeating Huckleby, 6-2, 6-4. The team score was clinched on court three with Corse’s 6-1, 6-3 decision over Clark.

Notre Dame then won the final three matches of the day, with Bojcuk defeating Samantha Mannix at court three (6-0, 7-6), Broda winning over Michelle Bacalla on court five (6-4, 4-6, 10-8) and Spence taking a three set win over Elise van Heuvelen (2-6, 6-2, 6-4).

Match Notes

  • Bojczuk and Taylor now stand at 7-1 as doubles partners this spring
  • Waldram and Broda are 3-1 as doubles partners
  • Spence improved to 8-5 on the spring and 7-4 atop the singles lineup
  • Bojczuk is now 8-1 when playing at two singles in 2019
  • Corse improved to 11-2 on the spring season singles matches
  • Waldram now stands 9-5 in spring singles matches
  • Broda is 9-4 on the dual season in singles and 5-3 when playing at court five
  • Taylor is 8-1 when playing six singles during her rookie campaign


Notre Dame 7, Iowa 0
Mar 12, 2019 at Orlando, FL (USTA National Campus) 

Singles competition
1. Zoe Spence (ND) def. Elise van Heuvelen (UI) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. Ally Bojczuk (ND) def. Samantha Mannix (UI) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)
3. Cameron Corse (ND) def. Sophie Clark (UI) 6-1, 6-3
4. Bess Waldram (ND) def. Ashleigh Jacobs (UI) 6-3, 7-5
5. Brooke Broda (ND) def. Michelle Bacalla (UI) 6-4, 4-6, 10-8
6. Zoe Taylor (ND) def. Adorabol Huckleby (UI) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Cameron Corse/Zoe Spence (ND) vs. Samantha Mannix/Elise van Heuvelen (UI) 5-5, unfinished
2. Bess Waldram/Brooke Broda (ND) def. Sophie Clark/Ashleigh Jacobs (UI) 7-5
3. Ally Bojczuk/Zoe Taylor (ND) def. Adorabol Huckleby/Danielle Bauers (UI) 6-2
Match Notes
Iowa 8-5, 0-1 B1G
Notre Dame 10-5, 3-3 ACC
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (4,6,3,2,5,1)
USTA Collegiate Series

Up Next

The Irish venture from Central Florida to South Florida as they return to ACC play on Friday, March 15, at Miami. The match is set for 3 p.m. in Coral Gables, Florida.