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ND Women’s Tennis

Notre Dame set for upcoming ITA Regionals

| Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Notre Dame is back in action this weekend, competing in the ITA Midwest Regional Championships running from this Thursday until Tuesday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Irish junior Rachel Chong stretches to return the ball during Notre Dame’s 5-2 victory over Purdue on Feb. 22 at Eck Tennis Pavilion. Chong went undefeated during play in her last event, the Wildcat Invitational. She went 17-8 overall last year with a 7-4 record in ACC play.

Having had over a week off since their last matches, the Irish last played in the Wildcat Invitational at Northwestern from Sept. 29 until Oct. 1, with three Irish players winning their respective singles draws. Freshmen Cameron Corse and Ally Bojczuk and junior Rachel Chong were undefeated

Notre Dame also went 4-0 in doubles, with the pair of seniors Brooke Broda and Allison Miller defeating senior Habiba Shaker and freshman Sara Kuutila from Michigan State; Corse and sophomore Zoe Spence defeating Utah’s junior Brianna Turley and senior Margo Pletcher; Chong and freshman Caroline Dunleavy defeating sophomores Lesley Foe and Isabella Franks of Marquette; and sophomore Hayden Siegfried and Bojczuk topped Pitt’s freshmen Claudia Bartolome and Camila Moreno.

Looking at last year’s performance at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, the Irish fell short of winning it all. Former player Monica Robinson and senior Brooke Broda were runner-ups in the doubles championship against Michigan’s junior Kate Fahey and senior Alex Najarian.

The young Irish team will head to Ann Arbor on Thursday to begin the ITA Midwest Regional Championships.

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