Here is what happened the weekend of Friday November 8th through Sunday November 10th around CardNation:
Friday November 8th
Women’s Volleyball: Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 17 kills to help the University of Louisville remain unbeaten at 12-0 in the American Athletic Conference as they held off a determined University of Houston in five sets, 25-17, 25-18, 13-25, 23-25, 15-6. Brooke Mattingly added 10 kills and Janelle Jenkins pitching in 11 kills. Maya McClendon and Katie George each had double-doubles for Louisville with 10 kills and 20 digs and 34 assists and 18 digs, respectively. Caitlin Welch led the Cards with 25 digs, including her 2,000th career dig, becoming the first player in school history to accomplish that feat.
The run that Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine are on is no less than amazing. They are playing for the doubles National Championship in the morning at 10:00 in Flushing Meadows. After defeating #4 Texas 8-5, they go on to defeat Michigan and Georgia and will face future ACC foe Georgia Tech for the title. They were in an unwinnable bracket with the 2 time defending National Champs from USC on their side. They had hoped to play them in the Semi-finals but a funny little thing happened on the way to the game. USC was upset by Georgia. Louisville dismantled School rival Michigan 8-1 to set up match with Georgia which they defeated 7-6 (6) 6-3. Georgia Tech defeated 2 of the 3 teams from USC including the #3 seed and also Virginia.
They will play for the schools’ first National Championship in Women’s Tennis…….may The Year Of The Card Continue…….
The Women’s Tennis team had a tough match yesterday against #4 Texas but came out with a close victory. That victory set up an elite eight matchup today vs rival Michigan. The Cards come out and destroy Michigan 8-1 and Fellerhoff And Shine Advance to the Final Four in the National Indoor Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York. The team will face Georgia in the Final Four tomorrow. It will be Ga Tech vs USC in the other bracket. These four teams each eliminated a top 4 seed. You can keep up with the action at http://www.itatennis.com/Events/USTA-ITA-Championships-Events/NationalIndoors.htm Go Cards!
USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center * Flushing, NY
November 7-10, 2013
The Louisville pair of Fellerhoff and Shine were honored as they qualified for the ITA National Indoor Championship by riding big wins and big upsets. Playing at the Ohio Valley Regional, the duo rolled off five straight wins, including an upset of the No. 1 seeded pair of Krisztina Kapitany and Mara Schmidt from Purdue in the semifinals. With an 8-5 victory over Memphis’ Alyssa Hibberd and Caroline Wegner in the finals, the pair qualified for the ITA Indoor Championships. In singles play, Fellerhoff was 3-1, while Shine was 5-1.
To keep up with the Cardinal duo today go to http://www.itatennis.com/Events/USTA-ITA-Championships-Events/NationalIndoors.htm then click on live scoring. They receive a first round bye and will face the #4 overall seed Texas Longhorns in the Sweet 16 at 10.00 a.m. Texas’ Breaunna Addison was Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year in the Spring & Pippa Horn is her partner whom is a fall freshman. Talented duo the Cards are up against. Good luck & Go Cards!
Release from Associate Director, Sports Information, Nancy Worley
After upset the No.1 seeded pair from Purdue to advance to the finals in doubles, Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine beat the Memphis pair of Alyssa Hibberd and Caroline Wegner 8-5 in the championship of the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Tennis Tournament Tuesday morning in Memphis. The pair earned a doubles slot in the ITA National Indoor Tournament which will be held in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. November 7-9. “Wow, what an amazing accomplishment! Winning an event like this puts Louisville Women’s Tennis on an elite level,” said U of L head coach Mark Beckham. “Julia and Becca will be competing with the best of the best at the National Indoor. I couldn’t have scripted it any better.
These two girls have raised Louisville tennis to where it is respected throughout the college tennis world. They have worked very hard to get to this level and are very deserving of this championship! They played absolutely amazing and now it’s time to see if they can make some noise at the National Indoor. Our Louisville tennis fans should be very proud of them.” Fellerhoff and Shine beat Memphis’ Marta Morga and Skylar Kuykendall 8-3 on Sunday and then made quick work of Krisztina Kapitany and Mara Schmidt of Purdue on Monday with an 8-3 win to gain the finals.