Notre Dame shut out Michigan State on February 26th, in the Eck Tennis Pavilion.
AS A SENIOR: Concluded impressive Irish career with an all-BIG EAST year, the fourth of his career ... opened fall season ranked No. 28 in country ... went 21-20 on the year, including 15-13 during the spring season playing primarily at the No. 1 position ... won four matches against ranked opponents ... advanced to the semifinals at the USTA/ITA Midwestern Singles Championship, knocking off four opponents before falling to No. 2 Blas Rola ... defeated Ohio State's Devin McCarthy (No. 32), in the quarterfinals, 7-5, 6-3 ... defeated Maryland's Maros Horny (No. 91), 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) ... knocked off Texas A&M's Alexis Klegou (No. 29), 6-3, 6-4, in biggest ranked win of the year ... also knocked off St. John's Vasko Mladenov (No. 71), 6-3, 6-4 ... won 16 matches in straight sets ... also competed at No. 1 doubles, first with Greg Andrews and then with fellow senior Niall Fitzgerald ... went 9-13 with Fitzgerald playing against a tough schedule that featured five ranked foes, including three duos in the top 10 ... knocked off No. 28 Devin McCarthy and Ille Van Engelen of Ohio State, 8-5, during regular season matchup ... advanced to the NCAA Doubles Championships, with Fitzgerald, losing a thriller to No. 4 Ryan Thacher and Bradley Klahn of Stanford, 4-6, 6-7 ... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Posted a 17-21 record on the season, while leading the Irish rotation in dual matches, playing as the No. 1 on 24 occasions and posting a record of 10-14 ... also went 1-1 at the No. 2 position ... finished with a record of 20-10 in doubles action, including teaming with Greg Andrews to go 11-2 at the No. 3 court on the dual season ... named member of all-BIG EAST Team ... defeated three ranked opponents in singles on the year ... advanced to semifinals at the Midwest Regionals, defeating Northwestern's Spencer Wolf (6-3, 7-5), Western Michigan's Pablo Olivarez (5-7, 6-3, 6-3), teammate Michael Moore (6-1, 6-3) and Ohio State's Chase Buchanan (7-6, 6-2) en route ... earned first win over ranked opponent on the season when he took down Oklahoma's 26th-ranked Ionut Beleleu (7-6, 3-6, 6-3) ... also knocked off #62 Johnny Hamui of Illinois (7-6, 4-6, 6-2) and #39 Artem Baradach of SMU (7-5, 7-6) ... climbed as high as 58th on the season in singles ... started the dual year by winning 11 of first 12 matches in doubles with Greg Andrews ... went a perfect 3-0 at the BIG EAST Championship after pairing up with Stephen Havens at No. 2 doubles ... knocked off Georgetown's Charlie Caris and Bryan Miller (8-3), USF's Sebastian Hagn and Yannick Yoshizawa (8-5) and Louisville's Alejandro Calligari and Robert Hall (8-4) on the weekend ... started season ranked as 39th-best doubles team along with Stephen Havens in the ITA preseason rankings ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Recorded a 20-19 mark in singles play, including a 9-17 record in dual play and an 11-2 clip in tournament action ... spent the season at the No. 1 singles position for the Irish ... recorded first regular-season win against #35 Tulsa's Philip Stevens in a three-set match ... defeated Carl Ho, of #51 New Mexico, 7-5, 6-2 ... downed #50 Jason Jung of Michigan in a three-set match ... defeated Michigan State's Ronnie Hulewicz 7-6, 6-2 for the match-clinching point ... defeated #7 Mortiz Baumann of Wisconsin 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 ... defeated Fresno State's Mirko Zapletal in the Blue-Gray Classic ... defeated Georgetown's Anthony Tan in a two-set match to advance to the BIG EAST semifinals ... began the year claiming Notre Dame's lone doubles win in a closely contested match versus Christian Blocker and Carl Sundberg of Miami, 9-8 during the Illinois Invitational ... downed William & Mary's Keziel Juneau/Ilja Orre 8-6 with partner Tyler Davis ... defeated New Mexico's Phil Anderson and Carl Ho, 8-6 ... led the sweep over Michigan State in doubles with partner Stephen Havens ... came from behind to defeat Wisconsin's Moritz Baumann and Patrick Pohlmann at No. 1 doubles, 8-5 ... recorded an 8-6 win over Florida State's Vahid Mirzadeh and Connor Smith to give the Irish a 1-0 lead towards an overall win ... clinched the winning point for the Irish over Northwestern after battling Tobias Reitz and Andrew McCarthy to a tiebreak win at No. 1 doubles ... claimed a victory over Ball State's Eduardo Pavia and Zane Smith to open doubles play against the Cardinals ... earned the first doubles win in season finale over Navy ... downed Georgetown's Andrew Bruhn and Tim Walsh 8-5 to advance to BIG EAST semifinals ... ranked 88th in doubles with Stephen Havens going into BIG EAST semifinals ... saw action in BIG EAST Championship at first doubles ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: One of three freshmen named to the 2009 all-BIG EAST men's tennis team ... recorded a 28-5 overall record in singles play ... went 10-0 in open play and 18-5 in dual season singles play ... his four straight victories during the Tom Fallon Invitational helped earn him all-tournament team honors ... 18 dual wins marked the most by a freshman since Sheeva Parbhu finished 20-3 in 2005 ... had a team-high five match-clinching wins with four of the five coming against ranked teams ... posted three come-from-behind wins, including a win over Michael Breler of 20th-ranked Texas Tech, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 ... posted an 8-2 overall record in three-set matches including back- to-back wins in his last two completed matches of the season against Mahmound Hamed of #41 South Florida 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 and Simon Childs of #23 Louisville, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 ... saw significant time on the courts in doubles play as well ... posted an open season record of 4-5 and a dual mark of 12-12 for an overall 16- 17 doubles record ... posted a 12-12 mark with teammate Stephen Havens in dual play, all of which came at No. 2 doubles for the Irish ... the two would go on to clinch the doubles point a team-high six times ... clinched wins for both doubles and singles on three occasions, including Notre Dame's first win of the season against #64 William & Mary when he and Havens beat the team of Dominic Pagon and Marwan Ramadan (8-3) then went on to defeat Dominic Pagon (6-4, 6-4) ... advanced to the consolation finals with partner Santiago Montoya at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championships by defeating Kevin Cox and Torsten Kiel- Long of Southern California (6-4, 6-2) in the semifinals ... his 2-0 record at No. 3 singles in the 2009 Blue Gray National Tennis Classic earned him his first career BIG EAST Player of the Week award on March 25 ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA: Four-year letter winner at Pine-Richland (Pa.) ... ranked the 12th-best senior in the country by the Tennis Recruiting Network ... won the Louis Gateway Championship ... captured the L4 18-and- under Section Championship on two separate occasions ... born in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... son of George and Kimberly Watt ... second-youngest of six siblings ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing.