May 20, 2010

ATHENS, Ga. - The No. 13-seeded Tennessee women's tennis team used an all-around team effort to topple No. 4 seed Michigan, 4-0, to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in eight years.

UT will take on Notre Dame at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 22. The Fighting Irish topped California, 4-2, on Thursday afternoon.

The Big Orange started off by winning at No. 1 doubles, 8-3. UT then clinched the doubles point courtesy of a grueling 9-8 (12-10) win at No. 2 doubles.

In singles play, the Orange and White cruised, winning the first set in five of six matches. Kata Szekely made the team score 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles. Caitlin Whoriskey defeated Denise Muresan, 6-2, 6-1, avenging a defeat suffered on Jan. 17.

Rosalía Alda clinched the victory for UT for a team-leading seventh time, recording a 7-5, 6-2 win over Mimi Nguyen.

Saturday's matchup will be a rematch of a contest from Feb. 28, when Notre Dame defeated Tennessee, 5-2 in South Bend, Ind.