ND and USF Square Off For The Women's Tennis Championship

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL

TAMPA, Fla. - Outlined against a blue-gray April sky, the No. 1 seed Notre Dame women's tennis team pulled out a thrilling 4-3 win over DePaul and advanced to the title match of the 2013 BIG EAST Championship. The semifinal win on Saturday propelled the Irish to a meeting against host USF. The Bulls advanced to the title match following an exciting 4-2 win over Louisville.

 

Notre Dame played USF one week ago (on April 14), and earned a 5-2 win on the Varsity Courts at the USF campus. Sunday's title match takes place at the same location and begins at 9 a.m. ET. Admission is free.

 

This will be the third straight year the teams have met for the league tournament title. Notre Dame has won the last two tournament crowns against the Bulls and five consecutive titles. In the history of the series, this will be the sixth time the squads have met for the BIG EAST title. ND has won four against the Bulls, with USF winning one in 2007. Overall, Notre Dame has won 12 women's tennis titles since joining the league in 1995-96.

 

Other action in the morning saw No. 7 seed Georgetown beat No. 6 seed Providence 4-1, while No. 9 seed Cincinnati topped No. 11 seed St. John's 4-0. In the afternoon, No. 4 seed Syracuse squeezed No. 10 seed Pittsburgh 4-0, while No. 8 seed Marquette rolled past No. 6 seed Rutgers 4-0.

 

Playing under ominous and threatening skies with constant breeze, the Saturday's matches were playing without interruption. On Sunday, ALL matches will be played at 9 a.m. ET due to expected thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. The revised schedule and sites are listed below:

 

Sunday's Schedule - All at 9 a.m. ET

Varsity A Courts - #2 USF vs. #1 Notre Dame

Varsity B Courts - #5 DePaul vs. #3 Louisville

P.E. Courts - #8 Marquette vs. #4 Syracuse

Andros Courts - #9 Cincinnati vs. #7 Georgetown

 

Updated Bracket in PDF

Saturday Team Results

#1 Notre Dame 4, #5 DePaul 3

#2 USF 4, #3 Louisville 2

#7 Georgetown 4, #6 Providence 1

#9 Cincinnati 4, #11 St. John's 0

#4 Syracuse 4, #10 Pittsburgh 0

#6 Rutgers 0, #8 Marquette 4

 

Friday Team Results

#8 Marquette 0, #1 Notre Dame 4

#10 Pittsburgh 0, #2 USF 4

#15 Villanova 0, #9 Cincinnati 4

#14 Seton Hall 2, #11 St. John's 4

#5 DePaul 4, #4 Syracuse 1

#6 Rutgers 0, #3 Louisville 4

#13 Connecticut 3, #12 Providence 4

 

Thursday Team Results

#2 USF 4, #15 Villanova 0

#10 Pittsburgh 4, #7 Georgetown 1

#8 Marquette 4, #9 Cincinnati 0

#3 Louisville 4, #14 Seton Hall 0

#5 DePaul 4, #12 Providence 0

#13 Connecticut 0, #4 Syracuse 4

#11 St. John's 2, #6 Rutgers 4