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Broncos Fall at #18 Notre Dame

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 02/28/2013
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Western Michigan women's tennis team faced off against a top-ranked national opponent, falling 7-0 to the #18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Eck Tennis Pavilion on Thursday.  With the loss, the Broncos fall to 6-6 on the season.

The Broncos' best effort in the doubles session came in the No. 2 doubles match, where the pairing of Jill Pastunink and Maggie Remynse pushed the 38th-ranked team of Britney Sanders and Julie Sabacinski in a back-and-forth match.  Remynse and Pastunink were able to keep pace with their nationally-ranked opponents, but ultimately fell 8-6 in the match.

The Irish took a 3-0 lead in the match in the singles session when Jennifer Kellner defeated Maggie Remynse 6-2, 6-0 in the No. 2 singles match.  The team match was clinched in the No. 3 singles match, where Quinn Gleason defeated Jill Pastunink 6-0, 6-2. 

The Irish rounded out the scoring with victories in the remaining singles matches, though Nini Sujashvili nearly pushed 42nd-ranked Britney Sanders to a third set.  Sujashvhili rebounded from a first set loss to post a tight second set against Sanders, but ultimately fell 6-1, 7-5 in the last match off the court.

The Broncos will be back in action on Saturday, when they host #14 Purdue and Oakland at West Hills Athletic Club.  The day will begin at 1 p.m. against the Boilermakers, and will continue at 6 p.m. in a match against the Golden Grizzlies.

#18 Notre Dame 7, Western Michigan 0
Feb 28, 2013 at Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)


Singles competition
1. #42 Britney Sanders (ND) def. Nini Sjashvili (WMU) 6-1, 7-5
2. Jennifer Kellner (ND) def. Maggie Remynse (WMU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Quinn Gleason (ND) def. Jill Pastunink (WMU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) def. Caroline Aleck (WMU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Molly O'Koniewski (ND) def. Kelsey King (WMU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Katherine White (ND) def. No player (WMU), by forfeit


Doubles competition
1. Jennifer Kellner/Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) def. Nini Sjashvili/Caroline Aleck (WMU) 8-2
2. #38 Britney Sanders/Julie Sabacinski (ND) def. Jill Pastunink/Maggie Remynse (WMU) 8-6
3. Quinn Gleason/Katherine White (ND) def. No player/No player (WMU), by forfeit

Match Notes
Western Michigan 6-6
Notre Dame 8-3; National ranking #18
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,2,3,4,5,1)
T-2:15 A-62