NOTRE DAME, Ind.. – The women’s tennis team from the University of Notre Dame got into action this weekend at the Eck Tennis Pavilion, where three doubles matches were held. After falling into Kentucky Friday night, the Irish fought back to beat Michigan State and Bowling Green Saturday. The Irish are 2-1 in doubles this season.
In Friday’s game, the No. 2 and No. 3 Wildcats won doubles to earn the point. Julia Andreach notched Notre Dame’s lone run in the 4-1 loss, winning 6-3, 6-3 in No. 2 singles.
The Irish were dominant on Saturday, winning the doubles by a combined 13-1 tie. The day started with a 6-1 win over Michigan State. The doubles teams of Carrie Beckman and Nibedita Ghosh easily won No. 3, 6-2, and the pair of Page Freeman and Yashna Yellayi took a 7-5 victory over No. 2 to take the point.
Singles saw Andreach, Freeman and Yellayi win the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 respectively, while Andreach and Freeman settled their matches in two sets. Ghosh and Maria Olivia Castedo closed the fifth and sixth flights with victories in a row to close the first half of the doubleheader.
In the nightcap, the Irish made short work of Bollng Green. Andreach and Beckman took a 6-1 win over No. 1 doubles, with Freeman and Castedo taking the same score at No. 3 to take the double. Yellayi and Meghan Coleman took a 6-4 win over #2 for the double sweep.
Freeman, Ghosh, Castedo, Beckman, Maeve Kscielski and Katherine Bella won the singles races 1-6 respectively. All six won in straight sets to take a dominant 7-0 win.
Kentucky 4, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1
- Elizabeth Stevens (UK) def. Page Freeman (ND) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
- Julia Andreach (ND) def. Carla Girbau (UK) 6-3, 6-3
- Carlota Molina (UK) beats. Yashna Yellayi (ND) 7-5, 6-4
- Fiona Arrese (UK) beats. Carrie Beckman (ND) 6-2, 6-2
- Meghan Coleman (ND) vs. Florencia Urrutia (UK) 6-4, 6-6, unfinished
- Nibedita Ghosh (ND) vs. Ellie Eades (UK) 1-6, 7-5, 3-1, unfinished
- Page Freeman/Meghan Coleman (ND) vs. Carlota Molina/Elizabeth Stevens (UK) unfinished
- Carla Girbau/Ellie Eades (UK) beats. Julia Andreas/Carrie Beckman (ND) 6-3
- Fiona Arrese/Florencia Urrutia (UK) beats. Yashna Yellayi/Maria Olivia Castedo (ND) 6-1
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 6, Michigan State 1
- Julia Andreach (ND) def. Mary Lewis (MSU) 6-1, 6-4
- Page Freeman (ND) def. Maja Pietrowicz (MSU) 7-6, 5-2
- Yashna Yellayi (ND) defeats. Nicole Stephens (MSU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
- Ayshe Can (MSU) def. Meghan Coleman (ND) 6-3, 6-2
- Nibedita Ghosh (ND) defeats. Lauren Lemonds (MSU) 6-2, 6-2
- Maria Olivia Castedo (ND) defeats. Charlotte Gislon (MSU) 6-4, 6-1
- Meghan Coleman/Julia Andreach (ND) vs. Mary Lewis/Maja Pietrowicz (MSU) 5-4, unfinished
- Page Freeman / Yashna Yellayi (ND beats Nicole Stephens / Ayshe Can (MSU)) 7-5
- Carrie Beckman / Nibedita Ghosh (ND) defeats. Lauren Lemonds / Charlotte Gisclon (MSU) 6-2
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 7, Bowling Green 0
- Page Freeman (ND) def. Ioanna Tsadari (BGSU) 6-1, 6-2
- Nibedita Ghosh (ND) defeats. Selina Karg (BGSU) 6-1, 7-6
- Maria Olivia Castedo (ND) defeats. Annika Vetter (BGSU) 6-1, 7-6
- Carrie Beckman (ND) beats. Laura Maia Silveira (BGSU) 6-2, 6-0
- Maeve Koscielski (ND) beats. Hanna Nauman (BGSU) 6-1, 6-0
- Katherine Bellia (ND) def. Florence Fuentes (BGSU) 6-1, 6-4
- Julia Andreas / Carrie Beckman (ND) beats. Laura Maia Silveira / Ioanna Tsadari (BGSU) 6-1 2. Defeat Yashna Yellayi / Meghan Coleman (ND). Selina Karg / Hanna Nauman (BGSU) 6-4
- Page Freeman/Maria Olivia Castedo (ND) def. Florence Fuentes/Maru Poppe (BGSU) 6-1
The Irish return to action this Saturday in Malibu, California for the ITA Kickoff Weekend with a doubles game against Colorado.