Notre Dame looks to bounce back against Michigan
Observer Sports Staff | Thursday, February 22, 2018
After dropping three consecutive matches at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship this past weekend, the No. 17 Irish look to regain steam with a matchup at home against No. 12 Michigan this Friday.
Despite beginning their season with seven straight victories, the Irish have recently fallen to North Carolina, Florida and Duke, all ranked opponents. The Wolverines’ appearance in South Bend marks the beginning of a three-match home stretch for the Irish.
After facing Michigan, Notre Dame will carry the momentum into this coming weekend with a doubleheader against No. 3 Ohio State and Toledo on Sunday. This stretch of ranked opponents presents a gauntlet for the previously rolling Irish team.
This Michigan team boasts strong wins on their resume, including decisive ones over California and South Carolina. Furthermore, they played No. 6 North Carolina tightly, unlike Notre Dame who lost 4-0 in their matchup with UNC.
Play will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday between the Irish and Wolverines at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.