Men's Tennis

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05/13/2012

Irish Season Ends At Hands Of No. 5 Ohio State

Notre Dame ends the year with a 21-9 mark.

05/12/2012

Andrews Clinches Thrilling Irish Win Over Vanderbilt

The Irish advance to NCAA Round of 32 with win.

05/11/2012

Irish Open NCAA Play Against Vanderbilt Saturday

Notre Dame is at Ohio State for the fourth time in the last five years.

05/02/2012

Notre Dame Student-Athletes Honored At Annual O.S.C.A.R.S. Ceremony

This is the 11th-year for the traditional year-end gala honoring more than 750 student-athletes for their achievements on the field and in the classroom during the 2011-12 school year.

05/02/2012

Notre Dame Student-Athletes Honored At Annual O.S.C.A.R.S. Ceremony

This is the 11th-year for the traditional year-end gala honoring more than 750 student-athletes for their achievements on the field and in the classroom during the 2011-12 school year.

05/24/2012

2011-12 Notre Dame Men's Tennis: A Season in Photos

Images of the Irish during another successful campaign.

04/14/2012

4/14 M. Tennis v. Louisville

Notre Dame beat Louisville 5 to 2 on Saturday, April 14th.

03/31/2012

3/31 M. Tennis v Ball State

Notre Dame defeated Ball State 6-0 on March 31st, in the Eck Tennis Pavilion.

03/03/2012

3/3 Men's Tennis vs Ohio State

#26 Men's Tennis lost to #2 Ohio State 2-5 in the Eck Tennis Pavilion on March 3rd.

02/26/2012

2/26 Men's Tennis vs. Michigan State

Notre Dame shut out Michigan State on February 26th, in the Eck Tennis Pavilion.

AS A SENIOR: Turned in strong senior campaign competing primarily at No. 3 singles and doubles ... went 16-8 during the spring and 26-11 overall in singles and 15-8 during the spring and 23-9 overall in doubles ... turned in a mark of 6-3 against ranked foes throughout the year, and went 6-2 with two unfinished matches over final 10 contests ... won 12 spring matches in straight sets ... defeated two ranked opponents in a row against then-No. 10 Duke and then-No. 64 Northwestern ... took down then-No. 110 Fred Saba of Duke, 6-4, 6-3, before topping then-No. 97 Spencer Wolf of Northwestern, 7-5, 6-2 ... also bested then-No. 103 John Lewis of then-No. 25 Texas A&M, 6-1, 6-4 ... all three ranked wins came on the road ... picked up huge win for the Irish in the NCAA Tournament against Vanderbilt, defeating Jeff Offerdahl, 6-3, 6-3, as Notre Dame won 4-3 to advance to the second round of the tournament ... teamed with Billy Pecor 14-7 in doubles during the spring ... won matches against opponents from ranked foes Wake Forest, Northwestern, Kentucky, Michigan State, Ohio State, Louisville and South Florida ... biggest wins came against then-No. 6 Kentucky's duo of Anthony Rossi and Ryuji Hirooka, 8-6, and then-No. 2 Ohio State's Peter Kobelt and Connor Smith, 8-6 ... turned in an impressive fall in singles going 10-3, which led to a preseason ranking of No. 74 to open the spring season ... advanced to the round of 16 at the Midwest Singles Championships ... went 4-0 at the Gopher Invitational, including a win over then-No. 121 Yannick Weihs, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 ... advanced to quarterfinals of elite Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic after defeating three opponents ... also went 8-1 in doubles during the fall ... went 2-0 at the Illini Invitational, 1-0 at the Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic and 3-0 at the Gopher Invitational ... teamed with Pecor to advance to the round of 16 Midwest Doubles Championship after a pair of wins against opponents from Cleveland State and Michigan State ... named a co-captain prior to the start of the 2011-12 season ... participated in the 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy ... earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Posted a record of 11-8 in singles on the season, while going 6-4 on the dual season in split time between No. 4 and 5 singles ... also went 6-3 in doubles action, all during the fall campaign ... recorded two match-clinching points ... named a member of the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team ... opened fall season with three straight singles victories at the Fighting Illini Invitational ... took down Alabama's Ian Chadwell (6-4, 3-6, 6-2) and Ricky Doverspike (3-6, 6-1, 6-2) before defeating Illinois' Bruno Abdelnour (6-3, 6-7, 6-2) ... ended his dual season winning five of last six matches that went to a decision ... defeated Fred Saba of Duke (6-2, 3-6, 6-2) and Bryant Dudzik of Toledo (6-1, 6-4) at No. 4 singles, before moving to No. 5 and winning over Christopher Haysn of Penn State (6-1, 6-1), Fredrik Ask of Wisconsin (2-6, 6-4, 5-2, ret.) and Alejandro Calligari of Louisville (7-6, 6-3) ... teamed primarily with Matt Johnson in doubles action, notching a record of 4-2 with him as partner ... also recorded lone victories with David Anderson and Michael Moore as teammate ... reached semifinals of flight at the Crimson Tide Invitational, taking down Memphis' Johnny Grimal and John Taylor (8-3) in the round of 16 before knocking off Boston College's Brian Locklear and Jonathan Schroeder (8-2) in the quarterfinals ... earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Recorded a 23-4 overall mark in singles play ... spent majority of the season at the No. 4 and No. 5 positions ... defeated Santigao Villegas of #2 Virginia 7-5, 6-3 ... won over #25 Washington's Alex Rosinski in a three-set match ... tied the overall match at 1-1 for the Irish against Illinois when he cruised past Connor Roth at No. 5 singles 6-2, 6-1 ... earned the decisive win against Florida State at fifth singles to clinch the Irish victory ... put the Irish on the board at No. 5 singles with a three-set win over Robert Hall of Louisville, 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 ... won at No. 4 singles to keep the Irish comeback hopes alive against Wisconsin when he was able to defeat Chris Freeman 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 ... defeated Georgetown's Will Lowell in a two set match to advance to the BIG EAST semifinals ... clinched the win for the Irish at No. 4 singles over USF's Romain Deri to take the Irish to the BIG EAST Championship ... played in three doubles matches, with a 2-1overall record ... named BIG EAST Player of the Week on March 18 ... earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Recognized as a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... posted a 7-3 dual season singles record with all seven victories coming in straight sets ... began his Irish career with six straight wins ... held a 5-2 record while playing in the No. 6 position and a 2-1 record while occupying the No. 5 position ... most commanding victory came against Marco Ballok, 6-2, 6-2, who represented 12th-ranked Tulsa ... earned a monogram.

HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA: Two- year letter winner at Pembroke (Mo.) ... captured six major junior tournaments, including winning individual honors at the USTA National Open, USTA Missouri Valley Sweet 16, USTA Missouri Valley Super 2 and two USTA Missouri Valley Outdoor Futures ... ranked as one of the top-20 high school seniors during his senior year by Tennis Recruiting Network ... son of Bill and Edna Keaton ... oldest of two siblings ... father- played tennis at Yale ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance.

Sam Keeton
Sam  Keeton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kansas City, MO

High School:
Pembroke Hill

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 155

Event Calendar

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September 17
All Day
Chowder Fest
Cambridge, Mass. (Beren Tennis Center)
RECAP
September 18
All Day
Chowder Fest
Cambridge, Mass. (Beren Tennis Center)
RECAP
September 22
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 23
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 24
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 25
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 26
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 27
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 28
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 29
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 30
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
October 1
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
October 1
All Day
ITA All-American Championships Pre-Qualifying
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 2
All Day
ITA All-American Championships Pre-Qualifying
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 2
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
October 3
All Day
ITA All-American Championships Qualifying
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 4
All Day
ITA All-American Championships Qualifying
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 6
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 7
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 7
All Day
Bobby Bayliss Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
October 8
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 8
All Day
Bobby Bayliss Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
October 9
All Day
Bobby Bayliss Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
October 9
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 10
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 20
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 21
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 22
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 23
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 24
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 28
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
October 29
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
October 30
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
October 31
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
November 1
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
November 2
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
November 3
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
November 3
All Day
USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 4
All Day
Cleveland State Invitational
Cleveland, Ohio (Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion)
November 4
All Day
Gopher Invitational
Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)
November 4
All Day
USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 5
All Day
Cleveland State Invitational
Cleveland, Ohio (Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion)
November 5
All Day
Gopher Invitational
Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)
November 5
All Day
USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 6
All Day
USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 6
All Day
Gopher Invitational
Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)
November 6
All Day
Cleveland State Invitational
Cleveland, Ohio (Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion)
January 20
3:30 PM
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 22
12:00 PM
Kentucky
Lexington, Ky. (Boone Tennis Center)
January 27
1:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Complex)
January 28
3:00 PM
TBA
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Complex)
February 4
10:00 AM
Monmouth N.J.
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 4
3:00 PM
William & Mary
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 11
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
12:00 PM
Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
5:00 PM
Detroit
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 19
12:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 24
6:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 3
6:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
March 11
12:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
March 18
2:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 24
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
March 31
3:30 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 2
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 7
3:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Speicher Tennis Center)
April 9
12:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (Neil Schiff Tennis Center)
April 14
3:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Ambler Tennis Center)
April 16
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
April 21
3:30 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 23
12:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 26
TBA
ACC Championships
TBD
April 27
TBA
ACC Championships
TBD
April 28
TBA
ACC Championships
TBD
April 29
TBA
ACC Championships
TBD
April 30
TBA
ACC Championships
TBD
May 12
All Day
NCAA Championships
TBD

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