NCAA Womens Tennis

Irish Take Down Hawkeyes In Season Opener – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Website

Irish Take Down Hawkeyes In Season Opener – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Website

The Notre Dame Women’s Tennis team moved to 1-0 on Saturday, defeating Iowa 6-1 at the Eck Tennis Pavilion in the season opener.

The Irish stormed to take the doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. Carrie Beckman and Page Freeman got things off to a hot start with a 6-1 victory at the top spot, followed by a 6-4 victory at No. 2 by the senior duo of Julia Andreach and Yashna Yellayi.

The momentum continued for Notre Dame heading into singles. Sophomore Akari Matsuno was first off the court with a commanding 6-1, 6-2 victory at the No. 5 position. Fellow sophomore Bojana Pozder made quick work of her Hawkeye opponent at No. 3 with a 6-1, 6-0 victory to extend the Irish lead to 3-0. Junior Nibi Ghosh clinched the match, securing a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 6. Andreach and Freeman each put exclamation marks on the dominant team performance, locking in wins at the No. 2 and No. 1 positions, respectively.

Next Up

The Irish will be back inside the Eck Tennis Pavilion on Sunday, January 21 against Columbia. First serve is scheduled for 11:00 AM.

Box Score

No. 1 – Page Freeman (ND) def. Daianne Hayashida (Iowa), 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 – Julia Andreach (ND) def. Chelsea Bluestein (Iowa), 6-0, 6-4
No. 3 – Marisa Schmidt (Iowa) def. Yashna Yellayi (ND), 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 – Bojana Pozder (ND) def. Vipasha Mehra (Iowa), 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 – Akari Matsuno (ND) def. Nikita Vishwase (Iowa), 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 – Nibi Ghosh (ND) def. Pia Kranholdt (Iowa), 6-1, 6-1

No. 1 – Page Freeman/Carrie Beckman (ND) def. Vipasha Mehra/Nikita Vishwase (Iowa), 6-1
No. 2 – Julia Andreach/Yashna Yellayi (ND) def. Daianne Hayashida/Marisa Schmidt (Iowa), 6-4
No. 3 – Nibi Ghosh/Bojana Pozder (ND) vs. Pia Kranholdt/Barbora Pokorna (Iowa), 2-5, DNF

Order of finish
Doubles (1, 2); Singles (5, 4, 6, 2, 3, 1)

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