Notre Dame Athletics | February 16, 2019
NOTRE DAME, Indiana -- Zoe Spence's straight-set victory over the nation's ninth-ranked singles player set the tone for a 4-0 Notre Dame win over in-state foe Purdue on Wednesday night at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. After winning the doubles point, the Irish got singles victories from Spence, Bess Waldram and Cameron Corse to secure the victory.
How It Happened
Zoe Taylor and Ally Bojczuk cruised to a 6-2 victory over Zala Dovnik and Ena Babic at three doubles before Waldram and Corse earned a 6-4 victory over Silvia Ambrosio and Amina Mukhametshina at the top of the lineup to clinch the point. Spence and Brooke Broda held a 5-4 lead in the abandoned doubles match on court two.
Spence quickly set the tone in singles, facing ninth-ranked Ambrosio and earning a 6-2, 6-4 decision. Corse followed with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Alex Sabe to make it 3-0 before Waldram clinched the victory with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Seira Shimizu.
In abandoned matches, Broda and Maeve Koscielski had each won the first set of competition, while Bojczuk had dropped the opening set, 7-5.
Head coach Alison Silverio's thoughts on the match.
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