Monaghan earns third All-ACC nod; Hagar named to team for first time
Notre Dame recognizes highly-successful 2015-16 athletics year at 15th annual student-athlete awards gala.
Decision came down to tiebreakers in final two matches
Notre Dame will face Wake Forest on Friday
Irish set to face Duke in Thursday's second round
ACC Championship Quarterfinal - Wake Forest
ACC Championship Second Round - Duke
Notre Dame def. #1 North Carolina
Notre Dame v. Florida State
Notre Dame v. Duke
- ITA All-American, 2015
- 2015 NCAA Singles Championship semifinalist
- 2015 First Team All-ACC
- 2014 Third Team All-ACC
- ACC Player of the Week (March 24, 2015)
- 2015 ITA Midwest Player to Watch
- 2015 American Collegiate Invitational selection
- 2015 Oracle/ITA Masters selection
- 2014 & 2015 All-ACC Academic Team
- 2013 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year
- 2013 All-BIG EAST
- 2013 BIG EAST Academic All-Star
- BIG EAST Player of the Week (Jan. 29, 2013)
AS A JUNIOR: Turned in a historically great season at the top of the Irish singles lineup … advanced to the semifinals at the NCAA Singles Championship, the first Notre Dame men’s tennis student-athlete to do so since the team and individual championships became separate in 1977, and the first to do so at all since 1959 (Maxwell Brown) … met all three possible ITA All-America criteria (only one needed) by earning a top 16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championships (9-16), advancing to the round of 16 (semifinalist) and finishing in the Oracle/ITA singles rankings top 20 (No. 7) … became the first Irish All-American since Stephen Bass in 2008 … claimed the third-highest year-end singles ranking in program history … named First Team All-ACC … amassed a 33-7 overall singles record between fall and spring seasons, including a 20-3 dual singles mark and a 10-2 ACC record … went 19-5 against nationally ranked foes … kicked off the fall season with three wins in four matches at the Fighting Illini Invitational … qualified for the main draw at the ITA All-American Championships, where he defeated USC’s No. 33 Roberto Quiroz (6-0, 7-5) in the first round before falling to Georgia’s No. 12 Austin Smith … won eight of his first 10 matches to begin the dual season (one unfinished), which included a seven-match win streak … bounced back from a streak-ending loss to Louisville’s Seb Stiefelmeyer to win 12 straight, with wins over eight ranked opponents … defeated No. 3 Ryan Shane of Virginia in an impressive 7-6(4), 6-3 win at the Courtney Tennis Center that saw him come back from a 1-5 first-set deficit … was named ACC Player of the Week (March 24) after his wins over Shane and Georgia Tech’s No. 66 Christopher Eubanks (6-4, 7-6(4)) … also defeated No. 11 Nicolas Alvarez of Duke (7-5, 5-7, 10-6) and No. 12 Brayden Schnur of North Carolina (6-3, 0-6, 6-2) during the span … looked dominant in first four matches of the NCAA Singles Championship … knocked off No. 33 Farris Gosea of Illinois 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to open play … again defeated USC’s Quiroz (now No. 25) 6-4, 6-4 … felled Oklahoma State’s No. 32 Jakob Sude 6-2, 6-4 in the Round of 16 … bounced back to beat TCU’s No. 39 Cameron Norrie in the quarterfinal, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 … eventually fell to eventual national champion Shane 6-4, 6-1 in the semifinal … named the ITA Midwest Player to Watch … over the summer was selected to take part in the American Collegiate Invitational (during the US Open) and the Oracle/ITA Masters tournament during the fall of his senior year … named to the All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Came back after a stellar freshman year for a standout sophomore campaign ... went 8-8 at No. 2 singles and 5-0 at No. 3 singles ... logged a 5-5 record at No. 3 doubles with various partners ... named third-team All-ACC and to the 2014 ACC All-Academic Team ... notched a notable 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over Brett Clark of No. 8 North Carolina ... also defeated Blake Davis of No. 28 Florida State, 6-2, 6-0 ... his 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Stefan Lindmark clinched the Irish win over No. 38 Ole Miss in order advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championship ... recorded a 4-0 streak in the late spring in a tough ACC schedule ... advanced to the quarterfinals of the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational ... faced off against teammate Josh Hagar in the finals of the ITA Summer Circuit ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Turned in an impressive spring season with an 18-4 mark (13-4 at No. 2) including a nine-match winning streak near the end of the season ... named BIG EAST Freshman of the Year ... two of five singles losses came to opponents ranked in the top 10 ... picked up 13 wins playing at the No. 2 position ... went 5-2 in doubles action in the spring ... was named BIG EAST Player of the week on January 29th ... clinched the BIG EAST title for the Irish with a win over Albert Wagner of Louisville ... opened Irish career with an 8-4 mark in singles and a 3-4 record in doubles during the fall season ... won first two singles matches of career at the OFCC Invitational, defeating Julian Childers of Illinois (6-1, 6-0) and David Sofaer of Pepperdine (6-4, 1-6, 6-3) ... won a pair of matches at the Tom Fallon Invitational and a match at the USTA/ITA Midwest Singles Championship ... went 3-0 at the Tribe Invitational in singles to earn all-tournament team accolades ... won six of eight singles matches in straight sets ... won a doubles contest at the OFCC Invitational, the Tom Fallon Invitational and the USTA/ITA Midwest Doubles Championship ... teamed with Wyatt McCoy and Ryan Bandy during the fall ... a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic team ... earned a Monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Chatham (N.J.) in the spring of 2012 ... two-year letterwinner in tennis ... elected not to play high school tennis junior and senior seasons ... nominated as an All-American and blue chip recruit senior year ... reached top 100 in the US 14 and under age division ... named to the top five list in the eastern section freshman year ... played in the No. 1 spot for the state champion team (Newark Academy) ... ranked top 20 in the US 14 under age division ... named the No. 1 ranked player in the eastern section sophomore year ... In 2010 played in the No. 1 spot for the state finalist team (Chatham) ... reached the quarterfinals of the individual state tournament and earned first team all-state honors (2009, 2010) ... reached No. 9 in the US 16 and under age division... earned the No. 1 spot in the eastern section junior year ... landed a No. 25 ranking in the US 18 and under age division with a No. 2 ranking in the eastern section senior year ... Member of the National Honor Society and the student council ... Awarded the key to the high school (class of 2012) ... full name is Quentin Gaffree Monaghan ... son of Thomas and Corina Monaghan ... has two brothers, Patrick and Oliver ... father, Thomas, played tennis, soccer and squash at Trinity University ... brother, Patrick, played tennis at Tufts University before transferring to Notre Dame (Class of 2014) ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a management consulting major.