Notre Dame Athletics | April 19, 2019
CARY, North Carolina -- The Notre Dame women's tennis team used a 4-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon to advance to the second round of the ACC Women's Tennis Championship. The Irish (13-11) won the doubles point and got singles victories from Ally Bojczuk, Brooke Broda and Rachel Chong in the win over Pitt (4-17).
The 10th-seeded Fighting Irish advanced to the second round to face No. 7 seed Virginia. The match is set for 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, at the Cary Tennis Park.
How It Happened
Notre Dame quickly saw its No. 50 doubles team of Cameron Corse and Zoe Spence take a 6-1 decision over Pitt's Gabriela Rezende and Claudia Bartolome. With the doubles point at stake, the duo of senior Rachel Chong and graduate student Brooke Broda won a 7-5 decision from Clara Lucas and Camila Moreno at three doubles. Maeve Koscielski and Zoe Taylor were tied 6-6 with Natsumi Okamoto and Luisa Varon when the point was clinched.
The Panthers evened the score with the first singles match, as Varon scored a 6-2, 6-1 win over Spence (No. 66), to make the score 1-1. Notre Dame responded with three victories to take the match.
First came at three singles, where Bojczuk took a 6-0, 6-2 win from Moreno. Next was at four where Broda won a 6-2, 6-3 match from Rezende. The clincher came at six singles, with Chong taking a 6-3, 6-2 decision from Okamoto.
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