Notre Dame women's tennis: Irish sweep Wake Forest
The Notre Dame women’s tennis team swept Wake Forest, 7-0, Sunday, to improve to 10-8.
“We played well today, but with a lot of these teams, the doubles is key,” said head coach Jay Louderback. “If we go in 1-0, it’s hard for them to win four singles matches against us. For No. 2 doubles to come back was probably the key to the match. They did a great job of not panicking when they were down, which as two seniors, they should.”
The No. 2 team of Jennifer Kellner and Julie Sabacinski fell behind 4-1 before coming back to take an 8-6 win.
SINGLES: 1. Britney Sanders (ND) def. Andrea Retolaza (WF), 6-0, 6-1; 2. Quinn Gleason (ND) def. Kimmy Guerin (WF), 6-3, 6-1; 3. Jennifer Kellner (ND) def. Luisa Fernandez (WF), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; 4. Monica Robinson (ND) def. Samantha Asch (WF), 6-4, 7-6(3); 5. Mary Closs (ND) def. Kasey Gardiner (WF), 6-1, 6-7, 6-1; 6. Julie Vrabel (ND) def. Xue Zhang (WF), 7-6(6), 6-3
DOUBLES: 1. Britney Sanders/Quinn Gleason (ND) def. Xue Zhang/Kasey Gardiner (WF), 8-5; 2. Jennifer Kellner/Julie Sabacinski (ND) def. Samantha Asch/Luisa Fernandez (WF), 8-6; 3. Monica Robinson/Julie Vrabel (ND) vs. Kimmy Guerin/Karen Forman (WF), 4-7, unfinished.