Notre Dame Athletics | January 20, 2021
The Notre Dame Women’s Tennis team opened the 2021 season with a home doubleheader sweep over Northern Illinois, 7-0 and 5-0, on Tuesday night at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.
“We are grateful to be back together on the court competing,” Coach Silverio said after the match, as the team helped celebrate her birthday. “We missed it and it missed us! Ready for our next opportunity!”
In the first contest of the day, the Irish earned the doubles point with a sweep of all three doubles matches. Junior Maeve Koscielski partnered with mid-year enrollee Yashna Yellayi to earn a 6-1 victory. Next, senior Cameron Corse and sophomore Page Freeman secured a decisive, 6-2 win to clinch the doubles point. Senior Ally Bojczuk and freshman Julia Andreach rounded out the Irish doubles by adding a 6-1 win of their own to the tally.
In singles play, the Irish earned the sweep behind victories on all six singles courts. In her first collegiate singles contest, Andreach made quick work of NIU’s Fernanda Naves, 6-0, 6-1. Koscielski defeated Lara Slisko in a 6-3, 6-1 win before Bojczuk added a point of her own with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Diana Lukyanova. Yellayi also earned her first collegiate win, downing Paula Veyhle, 6-2, 6-1.
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