ND Women’s Tennis
Irish face Syracuse, Boston College this weekend
Connor Mulvena | Thursday, February 27, 2020
After opening conference play last weekend with a loss to No. 4 NC State and a win over Virginia Tech, the Notre Dame women’s tennis team will continue its ACC schedule with a road trip this weekend. The Irish (8-4, 1-1 ACC) will travel to Syracuse on Friday and then head to Chestnut Hill, MA on Sunday to take on Boston College.
Despite opening conference play with a loss after upsetting then-No. 20 USC, Irish head coach Alison Silverio said she was confident about her team’s play last weekend. She lauded her team’s ability to overcome its struggles in doubles, which had been a point of concern for Silverio before conference play, and said she felt her squad had made immense progress from the start of the season.
Silverio also emphasized the importance of developing a championship mindset, especially considering that the ACC presents tough opponents week-in and week-out. And according to her, this week will be no different for the Irish.
“Two great teams again in the ACC,” she said. “The ACC is the strongest conference in the country, and so every weekend, we’re going to be tested physically and mentally. And, on the road, traveling to Syracuse and to Boston is always a tough road. But we’re looking forward to the challenge and the ability to step up in those moments for us to capitalize and keep moving in the right direction and continuing with our championship mindset.”
Syracuse is 6-2 with a 1-1 ACC record, having lost to conference opponent Duke and beaten conference opponent Boston College. Boston College has posted an 8-4 overall record thus far, but the Eagles are winless in the ACC, having lost to Syracuse, Duke, Georgia Tech and Virginia.