Coach Mark Beckham and Sarah Miller at the Senior Day Ceremony.
April 15, 2012
The University of Louisville women's tennis team fell 6-1 to No. 19-ranked Notre Dame in BIG EAST tennis action Sunday afternoon at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
The Cardinals 11-9 and 2-1 in the league. The Irish are now 17-7 and 5-0 in BIG EAST play as both squads wrap up their regular season play and head into the BIG EAST Championships next week in Tampa, Fla.
U of L dropped the doubles points, falling in all three positions. Mandy Brown and Julia Fellerhoff fell 8-4 at No. 1 to Kristy Frilling and Katherine White. The senior pair of Amelia Harris and Sarah Miller were beaten 8-2 at No. 3. The No. 2 pair of Manuela Velasquez and Rebecca Shine battled but fell 8-6 to Britney Sanders and Katherine White.
In singles, U of L's Sarah Miller won her first set 6-4, dropped the second set (3-6) and then won the tiebreaker at 11-9 at No. 5. She snapped Notre Dame's four match streak of 7-0 sweeps with the point. U of L's No. 4 Manuela Velasquez took her first set 6-1, fell in the second 6-2 and then 6-3 in the third in a tightly contested match.
U of L will find out its opponent for the BIG EAST Championship on Monday afternoon.
Tennis Match Results Notre Dame vs University of Louisville Apr 15, 2012 at Louisville, KY (Bass Rudd Tennis Center)
#19 Notre Dame 6, University of Louisville Singles competition 1. Shannon Mathews (ND) def. Julia Fellerhoff (LOU) 7-6, 6-0 2. Kristy Frilling (ND) def. Rebecca Shine (LOU) 6-3, 6-2 3. Britney Sanders (ND) def. Mandy Brown (LOU) 6-1, 6-3 4. Jenny Kellner (ND) def. Manuela Velasquez (LOU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 5. Sarah Miller (LOU) def. Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) 6-4, 3-6, 11-9 6. Katherine White (ND) def. Amelia Harris (LOU) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles competition 1. Kristy Frilling/Shannon Mathews (ND) def. Mandy Brown/Julia Fellerhoff (LOU) 8-4 2. Britney Sanders/Katherine White (ND) def. Manuela Velasquez/Rebecca Shine (LOU) 8-6 3. Chrissie McGaffigan/Jenny Kellner (ND) def. Amelia Harris/Sarah Miller (LOU) 8-2
Match Notes: Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,2,6,4,1,5)