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Yellayi Clinches Match vs. No. 43 Louisville

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — No. 45 Notre Dame Women’s Tennis earned a 4-3 ACC victory over No. 43 Louisville behind freshman Yashna Yellayi’s late heroics in singles play. The Irish move to 10-11 overall and 4-8 in conference play.

After winning the doubles point behind victories from Ally Bojczuk/Julia Lilien and Julia Andreach/Yashna Yellayi, the Irish secured singles wins from Cameron Corse and Julia Lilien.

With the match knotted at three apiece, freshman Yellayi secured the first-set victory, 6-4. After dropping the second set, 3-6, Yellayi rallied to clinch the third set and the match victory for the Irish.

Notre Dame WTEN 4, Louisville 3 

Singles competition 

  1. Cameron Corse (ND) def. Nikolina Jovic (LOU) 6-2, 6-2 
  2. Andrea DiPalma (LOU) def. Page Freeman (ND) 7-6, 6-2 
  3. Raven Neely (LOU) def. Ally Bojczuk (ND) 6-2, 6-3 
  4. Julia Lilien (ND) def. Chelsea Sawyer (LOU) 6-0, 6-3
  5. Rhea Verma (LOU) def. Julia Andreach (ND) 6-2, 6-3 
  6. Yashna Yellayi (ND) def. Dina Chaika (LOU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 

Doubles competition 

  1. Page Freeman/Cameron Corse (ND) vs. Andrea DiPalma/Rhea Verma (LOU) 5-3, unfinished 
  2. Ally Bojczuk/Julia Lilien (ND) def. Raven Neely/Tatiana Simova (LOU) 6-3 
  3. Julia Andreach/Yashna Yellayi (ND) def. Dina Chaika/Chelsea Sawyer (LOU) 6-2

Next Up

The Irish continue their homestand with the penultimate match of the year when they host Clemson on Friday, April 9, at 3 p.m. ET

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