The Notre Dame women's tennis season ended with a 4-1 loss to Stanford in the NCAA tournament semifinals Monday in Athens, Ga., but not every Irish player is done for the year.
The Irish No. 1 doubles team of Kristy Frilling and Kali Krisik, who are ranked third nationally, will play in the NCAA doubles championship that begins Thursday in Athens. The Notre Dame pair is 25-0 for the season and are seeded third in the tournament.
Frilling, who is ranked 16th nationally, will play in the singles tournament.
The No. 6 Irish (26-4), who were seeded fifth in the tournament, were making their second consecutive semifinals appearance and reached the finals site for the fourth time in the last five year. Notre Dame is 28-17 all-time in the NCAA tournament.
No. 8 Stanford (25-1), which is the tournament's eighth seed, will face No. 3 Florida, which is seeded third, in the championship match at 2 p.m. today. The Gators (29-2) defeated North Carolina 4-0 in Monday's other semifinal.
In the semifinal match, Notre Dame took a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point.
The Irish No. 1 doubles team of Frilling and Krisik, who are ranked third nationally, clinched the point with an 8-6 victory.
The Irish's Cosmina Ciobanu and Shannon Mathews post the first win at No. 2 doubles with an 8-3 victory, and Stanford won No. 3 doubles 8-4.
Things then fell apart for Notre Dame in singles competition with Stanford winning the No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 singles matches to advance..