Notre Dame 4, Missouri 1


Notre Dame Head Coach Jay Louderback
"I thought we played really well today. The key for us was winning at No. 1 doubles. They (Missouri) have a really good No. 1 doubles team, but we played unbelievably well today. When you get into the NCAA Tournament and you have two good teams going at it, the doubles point is such a key."

"It was great for Alicia (Salas) and Sarah Jane (Connelly) to get up as fast as they did (at No. 2 and No. 4 singles). That really took the pressure off our other singles players. I also thought Kristina (Stastny) did a great job fighting back to win her first set that put us in four of the six singles and got us rolling in a hurry."

Missouri Head Coach Blake Starkey
"The doubles point was the key to the match. We were very off at the No. 1 doubles spot. It's atypical for us to lose at that spot and it sort of set the tone for the entire match."

"In the singles, we didn't lose, we just ran out of time. Notre Dame played well and they are a very good team. They just outplayed us in some spots."

"The NCAA Tournament is just another match, but it just has 'NCAA' in front of it. Last week, the players were asking me what they needed to do to prepare for the NCAA Tournament, and I told them to just do what they have been doing since they were eight years old - which is play tennis."


Notre Dame Missouri Winner Score
Caylan Leslie Urska Juric MU 6-4, 6-2
Alicia Salas Katka Sevikova ND 6-3, 6-2
Kristina Stastny Hana Kraftova DNF 7-5, 3-2 (ND Led)
Sarah Jane Connelly Kristina Olshanskaya ND 6-0, 6-1
Lauren Connelly Lucie Ruskova DNF 3-6, 5-2 (UM Led)
Jen Smith Mary Berry ND 7-5, 6-1


Notre Dame Missouri Winner Score
L. Connelly/Salas Juric/Sevcikova ND 8-5
S. Connelly/Stastny Barry/Olshanskaya ND 8-3
Leslie/Smith Ruskova/Kraftova MU 8-5

Results: Notre Dame 4; Missouri 1
Records: Notre Dame, 16-8; Missouri, 15-8

Order of Finish
Doubles: 2, 3, 1
Singles: 1, 2, 4, 6




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