Women's Tennis


In 38 years of varsity competition, Notre Dame's Women’s Tennis team has excelled both on the court and in the classroom. Head coach Jay Louderback has led the Irish to more than 500 wins since he took over in 1989, and 15 Irish players have been tabbed All-Americans.

In 28 seasons at the Eck Tennis Pavilion, the Notre Dame Women’s Tennis team has never had a losing season, posting an .812 winning percentage when playing at home. In addition, the Irish were unbeaten at home in eight different seasons.  

Notre Dame Women’s Tennis has a long tradition of postseason play, especially since the move to NCAA Division I play in the 1985-86 season. The Irish have advanced to the team portion of the NCAA championships in 19 of the past 20 seasons, including the last 17 in a row. Notre Dame has advanced to the round of 16 on nine occasions, including three appearances in the national quarterfinals in 1996, 2006 and 2007 and back-to-back semifinal appearances in 2009 and 2010.

The Irish have had at least one player earn a berth in the NCAA singles tournament in 24 of the last 27 seasons. On eight occasions, a pair of Irish competitors earned invitations to the event.

The success of the Notre Dame Women’s Tennis team throughout the years has marked the program as one of the most prestigious in college tennis.

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