Notre Dame beat Western Illinois 7 to 0 at the Eck Tennis Pavilion at 5pm on Saturday, January 19th.
AS A JUNIOR: Went 19-8 in singles and 12-9 in doubles ... after losing to No. 2 Emilio Gomez of Southern California (6-7, (4-7), 6-3, 0-1, (8-10)), went on to win 10 straight singles matches including No. 124 Arturs Kazijevs of Southern Methodist (6-4, 6-7, (4-7), 1-0 (10-5), No. 66 Seb Stiefemeyer of Louisville twice (6-4, 6-1) and (6-3, 7-5), No. 17 Kyle McMorrow of Washington (7-5, 6-4) and No. 18 Jeremy Efferding of Texas A&M (6-4, 6-4) ... named MVP at Big East Championships ... named BIG EAST Player of the Year for the second consecutive year...advanced to the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship...won five consecutive doubles matches to end the spring earned five Big East Player of the Week awards ... named to Capital One Academic All-District V first team and Capital One Academic All-America Division I At-Large team...recipient of BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award ... ranked 24th to open fall season by the ITA ... highest ranked player in BIG EAST ... went 7-5 in singles and 10-5 in doubles during the fall season ... went 6-2 against ranked foes in singles ... won four straight matches over ranked foes at first two tournaments ... after loss to open campaign, knocked off No. 118 Farris Gosea of Illinois (6-1, 6-4), No. 99 David Holiner of Texas (6-3, 6-1), No. 45 Tom Jomby of Kentucky (7-5, 4-6, 6-4) and No. 29 Clay Thompson of UCLA (6-0, 6-4) ... later defeated No. 51 Alex Petrone of Michigan (6-4, 6-2) and No. 104 Denis Nguyen of Harvard (2-6, 7-6, 1-0 (11-9)) ... named to the all-tournament team and selected tournament MVP at the season-opening OFCC Invitational in Olympia Fields, Ill. ... named to all-tournament team at Tom Fallon Invitational ... selected to the all-tournament for singles and doubles at Tribe Invitational ... named the BIG EAST's October Player of the Month ... went 1-1 at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., in October ... advanced to finals of the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Championship with partner Spencer Talmadge after defeating five opponents ... won nine doubles contests in a row during middle of fall season ... won both the singles and doubles crown (along with teammate Nicolas Montoya) at the ITA Summer Circuit event ... a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic team ... made Dean's List both semesters ... earned a Monogram.
Turned in a spectacular sophomore campaign, culminating in being named BIG EAST Men's Tennis Player of the Year and earning a spot in the NCAA Singles Championship ... named to the all-BIG EAST team for a second consecutive year ... earned three BIG EAST Men's Tennis Player of the Week scrolls throughout the spring season ... finished the year with a 35-10 mark, including a 26-5 mark during the spring season ... opened season unranked, but quickly jumped up to No. 49 in the Feb. 16 poll ... reached a high of No. 42 on March 13, and stayed ranked in the top 65 all season ... was highest ranked BIG EAST player, and ended the year ranked No. 54 ... played primarily at No. 2 singles, turning in a 24-4 mark during the spring ... went 7-7 against ranked foes, including impressive wins over Tulsa's Japie De Klerk (No. 29), 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, in the fall, Denver's Enej Bonin (No. 30), 7-6, 6-1, Illinois' Roy Kalmanovich (No. 24), 6-2, 6-3 and Kentucky's Alex Musialek (No. 13), 6-3, 6-2 ... won 26 of 35 contests in straight sets, including 19 in the spring ... won matches against foes from ranked teams Illinois (No. 17), Indiana (No. 29), Cornell (No. 44), Wake Forest (No. 39), Northwestern (No. 64), Kentucky (No. 6), Michigan (No. 28), Michigan State (No. 56), Indiana (No. 29), Maryland (No. 58), Texas A&M (No. 25), Louisville (No. 38), South Florida (No. 65) and Vanderbilt (No. 40) ... win against the Commodores clinched a first round victory in the NCAA Tournament ... opened spring season with wins in first seven matches, and 15 of first 16 ... ended year with wins in 10 of last 12 matches ... advanced to the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Midwest Singles Championship in the fall ... also was a standout doubles performer, recording a 22-13 record on the year, including 18-9 in the spring ... primarily teamed with Spencer Talmadge at No. 2 doubles ... duo went 15-6 during the spring, including 13-5 at two doubles ... defeated foes from ranked teams Wake Forest, Duke, Northwestern, Kentucky, Michigan State, Indiana, Maryland, Louisville and South Florida ... competed with Casey Watt in the fall ... duo advanced to the round of eight at the USTA/ITA Midwest Doubles Championship ... participated in the 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy ... named the 2011-12 Notre Dame Monogram Club men's tennis MVP ... named to the Dean's List during both the fall and spring semesters ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a Monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN:Made tremendous impact in first season with the Irish ... named BIG EAST Freshman of the Year in addition to being selected to the all-BIG EAST Team ... also tabbed BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... concluded the year with a mark of 24-14 in singles and 26-9 in doubles, along with earning three match-clinching points ... earned wins at No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 singles during the dual campaign while spending majority of the season at the No. 4 court, finishing with a record of 13-8 there ... went 3-1 at the Fighting Illini Invitational as well as going 2-1 at both the 2010 Chowder Fest and Midwest Regional ... after dropping first four dual matches of the year, went on to claim next six decisions all in straight sets ... posted a clean sweep through BIG EAST Tournament matches, taking down Georgetown's Casey Distaso (6-3, 6-0), USF's Federico Sabogal (6-3, 6-0) and Louisville's Robert Hall (6-4, 6-3) ... also won in first taste of NCAA Championship play, coming back to defeat East Tennessee State's Charles Bottoni (2-6, 6-4, 7-5) to help squad advance to the second round ... opened dual season in doubles winning 12 of first 13 decisions with Casey Watt as his teammate at the No. 2 and No. 3 courts ... began teaming with Tyler Davis at the Northwestern match through remainder of regular season, registering a record of 6-2 in those contests ... ended the year with Daniel Stahl as partner, going 2-2 in four matches ... named to the Dean's List during both the fall and spring semesters ... earned a Monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA:Two-time letter winner at Gull Lake (Mich.) ... finalist in the Spring Supernationals for 18 year olds in Michigan ... played No. 1 singles ... ranked nationally throughout his entire high school career ... state champion as a senior ... played No. 3 singles for the Midwest team that won the USTA Boys National Team Championships ... No. 15 ranked prospect in the national according to tennisrecruiting.net ... carried an overall 2009 junior circuit record of 59-17, including a 25-17 mark ... a member of the National Honor Society ... born in Battle Creek, Mich. ... son of Alan and Michelle Andrews ... has one older brother, Robert, who was a swimmer at Stanford ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in accounting.