Syracuse Tennis falls at No. 27 Notre Dame, 5-2
Courtesy of Syracuse Athletics
Two days after coming back from dropping the doubles point on Friday, Syracuse did not come back on Sunday in a 5-2 loss to No. 27 Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
Syracuse’s (3-7, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) first doubles pairing of Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez bounced back from its loss on Friday to win in first doubles against Notre Dame (11-1, 4-0). They defeated Brooke Broda and Monica Robinson, 6-4, for SU’s only doubles win of the day.
In second doubles, Notre Dame’s Mary Closs and Allison Miller defeated Syracuse’s Maria Tritou and Libi Mesh, 6-4. And in third doubles, the last doubles match to finish, Notre Dame secured the doubles point behind a 6-3 win by Jane Fennelly and Zoe Spence over Syracuse’s Dina Hegab and Anna Shkudun.
Singles started well for Syracuse, with Gabriela Knutson defeating Notre Dame’s Allison Miller, 6-1, 6-2. Fifth singles was the next to finish, with Maria Tritou losing both sets to Notre Dame’s Mary Closs, 7-5, 6-2. First singles was a victory for Notre Dame’s Monica Robinson over SU’s Anna Shkudun, 6-3, 6-1. The clincher for Notre Dame came in fourth singles, as the Irish’s Zoe Spence defeated Syracuse’s Libi Mesh, 6-4, 6-2. Dina Hegab lost in sixth singles to ND’s Rachel Chong, 6-3, 6-2.
The last match to finish was second singles, with Syracuse’s Miranda Ramirez defeating Notre Dame’s Brooke Broda, 6-4, 4-6, (10-3). Ramirez has now won seven singles matches in a row, hindered only by an abandonment of her match against Denver.
Syracuse does not play this upcoming week and returns to action March 14 against Navy.
Published on March 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm
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