No. 7 Women's Tennis Defeat No. 15 Notre Dame 5-2

March 14, 2003

Tempe, AZ- The No. 7 Arizona State Women's Tennis Team pushed their record up to 7-3 Friday afternoon with a 5-2 win over the 15th-ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (7-6).

The win was the surge that the Sun Devils needed to get them back on track after two tough losses last weekend against the No.4 and No.3 seeded California and Stanford.

The Sun Devils hope to continue in their successful ways on Sunday afternoon, March 16, with a match against Florida International (3-9).

The match is set for 12 noon at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center.

In doubles action, the Devils were able to steal away the point with the No. 47 duo of Adria Engel and Lauren Colalillo defeating the 27th-ranked team of Katie Cunha and Kristina Stastny 8-5, and Megan Yeats and Joslynn Burkett following suit with an 8-4 victory.

In singles play, the Sun Devils exuded confidence that reflected in their playing.

No. 16 Adria Engel defeated No. 51 Caylan Leslie 6-4, 6-2, while No. 48 Dora Krstulovic simultaneously beat No. 65 Alicia Salas 6-0, 6-2.

Results for No. 7 Arizona State versus No. 15 Notre Dame


1.) #16 Adria Engel (ASU) def. #51 Caylan Leslie (ND) 6-4, 6-2

2.) #48 Dora Krstulovic (ASU) def. #65 Alicia Salas (ND) 6-0, 6-2

3.) Mhairi Brown (ASU) def. Katie Cunha (ND) 6-2, 6-1

4.) Lauren Colalillo (ASU) def. Kristina Stastny (ND) 6-4, 7-5

5.) Sarah Jane Connelly (ND) def. Cindy Sureephong (ASU) 2-6, 7-5, 1-0

6.) Lauren Connelly (ND) def. Joslynn Burkett (ASU) 3-6, 7-6, 1-0(4)


1.) #47 Engel/Colalillo (ASU) def. #27 Cunha/Stastny (ND) 8-5

2.) L. Connelly/Salas (ND) def. #53 Brown/Sureephong (ASU) 8-6

3.) Burkett/Yeats (ASU) def. Leslie/Smith (ND) 8-4

Final Score ASU 5, ND 2

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