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06/01/2016

Hard Work Paid Off For Irish Senior Duo

Lawson, Monaghan reflect on their NCAA run and the end of their Irish careers

05/30/2016

Irish Run Ends In NCAA Doubles Semifinal

Lawson, Monaghan fall in tight three-set decision to UCLA's McDonald, Redlicki

05/28/2016

Lawson, Monaghan Punch Ticket To NCAA Semifinal

Irish duo becomes second team in program history to reach national doubles semifinal

05/27/2016

Lawson, Monaghan Advance To NCAA Quarterfinals

Senior duo earn All-America honors following dramatic win Friday

05/26/2016

Irish Pair Advance To Round of 16 At NCAA Doubles Championship

Monaghan and Lawson upend fourth-seeded Alabama pair

05/29/2016

NCAA Doubles Championship Semifinal

NCAA Doubles Championship Semifinal

05/28/2016

NCAA Doubles Championship Quarterfinals

NCAA Doubles Championship Quarterfinals

05/14/2016

Notre Dame v. Stanford (NCAA First Round)

Notre Dame v. Stanford (NCAA First Round)

04/22/2016

ACC Championship Quarterfinal - Wake Forest

ACC Championship Quarterfinal - Wake Forest

04/21/2016

ACC Championship Second Round - Duke

ACC Championship Second Round - Duke

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2016 ITA Doubles All-American
  • 2016 NCAA Doubles Championship Semifinalist
  • 2016 ITA MIdwest Most Improved Player
  • 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Doubles Semifinalist
  • 2016 ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Champion
  • 2015 ITA Summer Circuit Regional Singles Champion
  • 2015 ITA Summer Circuit Regional Doubles Champion
  • 2015 NCAA Doubles Championship qualifier (Round of 16)
  • 2014 NCAA Doubles Championship qualifier (First Round)
  • 2014 ITA National Summer Doubles Champion
  • 2014 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships qualifier

AS A SENIOR: Key player for the Irish had another stellar year, especially in doubles … became the 19th distinct All-American in program history after advancing to the NCAA Doubles semifinals ... ranked as high as No. 6 in doubles with partner Quentin Monaghan, finishing the season at No. 10 ... finished the season with a doubles record of 24-13 and  a singles mark of 13-17 … took down No. 4 Boris Arias/Jordan Daigle of LSU at the Oracle/ITA Masters (6-4, 3-6, 11-9) … defeated Marquette’s Kris Trukov (6-0, 6-3) at the ITA All-American Championships … recorded victories against No. 55 Charlie Emhardt/Jeffrey Schrosch of Valpariaso (6-1, 7-5), Ohio State’s Matt Mendez/Hunter Tubert (6-4, 6-2), Michigan’s Gabe Tishman/Kevin Wong (8-5), Valparaiso’s Garrett Garnder/Lucas Waak (8-4), and Wisconsin’s Alexander Kokorev/Darius Mackenzie (8-2) to win the ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Championship with partner Quentin Monaghan… during the dual season for singles defeated No. 32 Chris Diaz of No. 3 Ohio State (0-6, 6-2, 6-2), No. 22 Florida State’s Aziz Dougaz (6-4, 6-0), and No. 80 Robert Kelly of No. 1 North Carolina (6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (8-6)) … win against Kelly clinched Notre Dame’s win over the Tar Heels, the biggest upset by ranking in ITA history … was named ACC Co-Player of the Week (April 12, 2016) following the win over UNC … during the dual season for doubles beat No. 77 Alex Favrot/Luke Johnson of Clemson (6-3) with Eddy Covalschi, No. 11 Benjamin Lock/Marco Nunez of Florida State (6-4) with Quentin Monaghan, and No. 54 Thomas Weigel/Simon Norenius of NC State (6-2) … upended Catalin Mateas/Vincent Lin of Duke with partner Quentin Monaghan in the ACC Tournament (6-3) … recorded victories with partner Quentin Monaghan against No. 5 Korey Lovett/Mazen Osama of Alabama (6-4, 6-3), No. 18 Chin-Shan Jao/Dominik Koepfer of Tulane (6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (8-6), 10-8), No. 9 Filip Bergevi/Florian Lakat of California (6-3, 7-5), before losing to No. 2 Mackenzie McDonald/Martin Redlicki of UCLA in the semifinal of the NCAA Doubles Championship (5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 8-10) … named the ITA Midwest Regional Most Improved Player, awarded to a senior each season ... participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy … served as co-host of the 2016 OSCARS ceremony with teammate Eric Schnurrenberger … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR:  Put forth an impressive junior season, contributing mostly through his doubles play with primary partner Billy Pecor … ended the season with a bid to the NCAA Doubles Championship after spending the year among the nation’s top 15 teams … went 25-9 in doubles with Pecor throughout the fall and spring … posted a 12-4 dual doubles record with Pecor at No. 1 doubles, including 6-1 against ACC opponents … fared well against nationally ranked foes, going 11-6 in those matches … twice defeated South Florida’s No. 12 Roberto Cid and Sasha Gozun during fall tournament play, 7-6(5), 7-6(5) at the ITA All-America Championships and 7-6(6), 6-2 in the Round of 16 at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships … notched a pair of wins against Oklahoma State’s No. 12 Jakob Sude and Arjun Kadhe (6-4) and Columbia’s No. 6 Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur (7-6(3)) during the ITA Kickoff Weekend … defeated No. 5 Gonzalez Austin and Rhys Johnson 8-7(3) of Vanderbilt during the first round of the NCAA team championship … entertained in a heartstopping 7-6(3), 7-6(1) win over No. 7 Ralf Steinbach and Kevin Metka of Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship … lost a three-set heartbreaker to LSU’s No. 14 Boris Arias and Jordan Daigle, 6-7(3), 7-6(6), 7-5 … ended the season ranked No. 17 in the final ITA doubles rankings … went 15-16 in singles play, including a 7-3 mark at No. 5 singles . . . went 15-16 in singles play . . . earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Pieced together a strong sophomore campaign, contributing to the Irish success primarily in doubles action ... went 11-5 in singles, including 2-2 in dual matches ... teamed up with Greg Andrews to go 14-9 at No. 1 doubles, reaching a season-high ranking of seventh in the country ... went 6-6 against nationally-ranked doubles teams ... received a bid with Andrews to play in the NCAA Doubles Championships ... named to the Bobby Bayliss Invitational all-tournament team after going 4-0 in singles matches ... defeated Alex Domijan and Harrison Richmond of Virginia with Andrews in the NCAA Sweet 16 ... claimed the ITA National Summer Doubles Championship with partner Billy Pecor after an 8-6 win over Jeffrey Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt ... earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Went 2-2 in singles and 13-9 in doubles during the spring season with the majority of his doubles wins coming with partner Billy Pecor ... defeated two nationally-ranked opponents in No. 39 Jason Tahir and Michael Redlicki of Duke University (8-5) and No. 59 Oliver Pramming and I. Gonzalez-Muniz of South Florida (9-7) ... went 6-6 in singles and 6-4 in doubles during the fall season ... opened career at 4-2 in singles after a pair of wins at the OFCC Invitational and two victories at the Tom Fallon Invitational ... also earned one win at the USTA/ITA Midwest Singles Championship and one at the Tribe Invitational ... went 4-0 in doubles with Billy Pecor at the Tribe Invitational... also earned wins with Pecor in doubles at the OFCC Invitational and the USTA/ITA Midwest Doubles Championship ... earned a Monogram.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Corona Del Sol in the spring of 2012 ... earned four varsity letters in tennis ... won four Division I state singles titles in a row ... also won two state doubles championships ... named high school All-American as a senior ... only lost one singles match in high school, including undefeated seasons as a freshman, junior and senior ... was named all-region and all-state all four years ... team finished second in state as a freshman and sophomore ... team advanced to the semifinals during junior year ... also undefeated in doubles as a freshman ... only one loss in doubles as a sophomore ... born in Phoenix, Ariz., to Slade and Tracy Lawson ... has a younger brother, Zach, and an older sister, Kelsey ... mother, Tracy, played college tennis at Indiana and Arizona State University ... sister, Kelsey, plays tennis at DePaul ... grandfather, Art Becker, and uncle, Mark Becker, played basketball at Arizona State ... uncle, Brian Becker, played baseball at the University of Arizona ... aunt, Kristin Becker, played tennis at Iowa State University ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business pursuing a degree in Marketing.

Alex Lawson
Alex  Lawson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tempe, AZ

High School:
Corona Del Sol

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 165

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