ND Women’s Tennis
Irish to face off against Hoosiers, Cardinals
Observer Sports Staff | Wednesday, March 4, 2020
The Irish head out this Friday after a split weekend this past Friday and Saturday. After losing to Syracuse 4-3 in Syracuse, New York, but beating Boston College 4-3, Notre Dame (9-5, 2-2 ACC) has another split weekend.
They will spend the afternoon Friday at home hosting Indiana before heading to Louisville, Kentucky, to play another ACC team on the road: Louisville.
Notre Dame is currently ranked No. 24, falling nine spots from last week’s ranking, but junior Cameron Corse is now ranked No. 96 in singles.
With seven of their nine matches in February decided by a score of 4-3, the Irish are looking to win more convincingly. While Indiana (9-5, 1-1 Big Ten) has a strong overall record, the team is 1-3 when playing away from Bloomington. Louisville (8-4, 0-3 ACC), on the other hand, will be defending its home territory, where the team is 7-3 so far this season.
The Irish will need to come out strong in their doubles matches and maintain that momentum through the singles matches. With Corse and freshman Page Freeman — the No. 33 doubles duo in the country — at the helm, the first doubles match should be within reach.
Redshirt sophomore Julia Lilien was instrumental to the 4-3 win over the Eagles last weekend, when she churned out a three-set singles victory, a victory that built on a win from Corse. Lilien redeemed herself after a narrow singles loss against Syracuse that was the difference-maker in the Irish loss. With that, Corse, Lilien, Freeman and senior Zoe Spence succeeding, the Irish would be in a good place to win the game.
The respective games are scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. at Eck Tennis Center and 1 p.m. in Louisville at Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.