May 14, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. -
The No. 2 seed Alabama women's tennis team continues NCAA tournament play on Thursday when it takes on Notre Dame in the round of 16 at 8 a.m. CT. All matches will be played at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the University of Georgia campus.
The Crimson Tide (24-4) advanced to its second-straight round of 16 with wins over Jackson State, 4-0, and No. 47 Princeton, 4-2, last weekend in Tuscaloosa. Alabama now holds an overall NCAA record of 10-12, and with a win on Thursday, would be making its first appearance in the quarterfinals in program history.
Notre Dame (18-9) upset 15th-seeded Northwestern, 4-3, in the second round to earn a trip to Athens after beating DePaul, 4-0, in the first round. The Fighting Irish have advanced to the tournament in 19 of the last 20 seasons, including the last 17 straight. Notre Dame is making its 10th appearance in the round of 16.
Alabama and Notre Dame have met four times before; however the last came during the 1997 season. The Irish holds a 3-1 advantage in the series.
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