Irish pick up a handful of victories on the final day of fall tournament action
Monaghan, Lawson fall in doubles semifinals
Lawson and Monaghan defeat No. 23 Hidalgo and Watson of Florida on Friday
Irish set to wrap fall season with two events this weekend
Irish claim regional doubles title for second straight year
- 2014 ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Champion
- 2014 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Doubles Championship qualifier
- ACC Player of the Week (Jan. 28, 2014)
AS A SOPHOMORE: Went 20-15 in doubles, including 11-4 in tournament play and 3-2 against nationally ranked opponents while competing primarily with Josh Hagar . . . finished the year with a 6-9 record at No. 2 doubles . . . held a nine-match doubles win streak in the fall, seven of which came with Hagar … claimed the ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Championship after winning six matches in four days … defeated 27th-ranked teammates Billy Pecor and Alex Lawson in the ITA Midwest Regional semifinal, 4-6, 7-5, 10-6 . . . won their opening match at the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships over Mississippi State’s Florian Lakat and Julian Cash, 7-5, 6-3 … fell to USC’s Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz in the quarterfinals, 6-3, 6-3 … defeated No. 3 Illinois’ 14th-ranked duo of Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski in a tiebreaker, 7-6(4) in dual play on Feb. 28 . . . amassed an overall singles record of 12-2 … defeated No. 84 Nathan Rakitt of Georgia Tech, 6-4, 6-2 .... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Made an immediate impact in the lineup as a newcomer ... competed in the No. 3 through No. 6 singles spots in dual matches throughout the season, going 7-7 at No. 5 ... his victory over Ryuji Hirooka in a three sets (6-3, 5-6, 6-4) was the deciding match that led the Irish to upset No. 8 Kentucky ... defeating Hirooka earned him ACC Player of the Week ... the following week, he defeated No. 97 Kevin Lai to take down Kentucky again ... won five consecutive singles matches in the second half of a tough ACC spring schedule ... also won five straight singles matches in the fall ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA: Graduated magna cum laude from Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in the spring of 2013 ... ... a five-star recruit and was ranked as high as 15th in class ... only played high school tennis his senior year, in which he and his team won the 2012 Michigan high school state championship ... was also the 2012 state singles champion ... had an undefeated record of 23-0 ... was Michigan All-State and named the Michigan Player of the Year ... awarded the 2013 Harold M. Stratton Leadership award, Ike's Brightest, Academic All-State, the Presidential Award and Academic Athlete of the Year award ... a member of the junior national honor society and the DECA business club ... born in Clinton Township, Mich. ... full name is Edward Covalschi ... the son of Ovidiu and Daniela Covalschi ... has one older sister, Diana ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a Management Consulting major.