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Miami Takes Down Notre Dame, 4-3

Miami Takes Down Notre Dame, 4-3

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The No. 20 University of Miami women’s tennis team went undefeated in its first ACC road trip, capping the weekend with a 4-3 win over Notre Dame on Sunday afternoon.

Miami (6-3, 4-1 ACC) picked up its third-straight win after a battle with Notre Dame (12-6, 3-4 ACC), highlighted by Isabella Pfennig coming back and forcing a third set to clinch the match for the Hurricanes.

Doubles action was a battle on each court. The Fighting Irish opened the match by shutting down No. 45 Isabella Pfennig and Xinyi Nong, 6-2, on court one from Page Freeman and Julia Andreach. The Hurricanes answered with a 7-5 win from Leonie Schuknecht and Antonia Balzert on court two against Akari Matsuno and Carrie Beckman.

Coming down to court three, Alexa Noel and Audrey Boch-Collins fought for the 7-5 win over Yashna Yellayi and Nibi Ghosh to secure the opening point.

Singles was no easy route for Miami on its way to a win. No. 96 Boch-Collins dominated Beckman with a 6-0, 6-1 win on court five to extend the lead. Notre Dame put themselves on the board with a 6-3, 6-0 victory from Ghosh against Schuknecht at the No. 4 spot.

The Hurricanes then took back-to-back courts to clinch the win. Nong grabbed the 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win on court six over Matsuno before No. 58 Pfennig came back after losing the first set to win court two, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, against Freeman.

Despite already securing the win, Notre Dame took the last two courts. No. 71 Andreach notched court one over No. 11 Noel, 7-6, 7-6, while Pozder claimed court three, 5-7, 7-5, 7-5, against No. 114 Balzert.

Miami returns to the Neil Schiff Tennis Center on March 22 to host Clemson.

Singles competition 

1. #71 Julia Andreach (ND) def. #11 Alexa Noel (UM), 7-6, 7-6

2. #58 Isabella Pfennig (UM) def. Page Freeman (ND), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

3. Bojana Pozder (ND) def. #114 Antonia Balzert (UM), 5-7, 7-5, 7-5

4. Nibi Ghosh (ND) def. Leonie Schuknecht (UM) 6-3, 6-0

5. #96 Audrey Boch-Collins (UM) def. Carrie Beckman (ND), 6-0, 6-1

6. Xinyi Nong (UM) def. Akari Matsuno (ND), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition 

1. Page Freeman/Julia Andreach (ND) def. #45 Isabella Pfennig/Xinyi Nong (UM), 6-2

2. Leonie Schuknecht/Antonia Balzert (UM) def. Akari Matsuno/Carrie Beckman (ND), 7-5

3. Audrey Boch-Collins/Alexa Noel (UM) def. Yashna Yellayi/Nibi Ghosh (ND), 7-5

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