Notre Dame beat Western Illinois 7 to 0 at the Eck Tennis Pavilion at 5pm on Saturday, January 19th.
2012 FALL SEASON: 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.
PREP AND PERSONAL: 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 Monnaghan ... son of Thomas and Corina Monaghan ... has two brothers, Patrick and Oliver ... father, Thomas, played tennis, soccer and squash at Trinity University ... brother, Patrick, currently plays tennis at Tufts University ... enrolled in First Year Studies.