Men's Tennis



#25 Irish Fall In Hard-Fought Battle At #15 Michigan

Irish season comes to a close in second round of NCAA tournament


#25 Irish Advance With 4-1 Victory Over Western Michigan

Irish clinch first NCAA win since 2014 to advance to Sunday's second round


Irish Split Doubleheader In Home Finale

Notre Dame falls to Florida State, defeats Ball State to close home schedule


Notre Dame Falls At Virginia, 6-1

Matt Gamble wins at No. 5 singles for the Irish


Need To Know: Texas A&M & Virginia

Irish to face Aggies and Cavaliers on the road


Men's Tennis vs Michigan State

Notre Dame vs Michigan State | January 19th 2018


  • Made an early impact during the dual season, starting at doubles to open the year and appearing in 17 total dual matches
  • Went 17-7 in singles play, posting a 5-4 record in dual matches
  • Partnered with Alex Lebedev at the No. 2 doubles spot where the duo notched an 8-4 record on the year
  • Graduate from Laurel Springs in June 2017
  • A blue-chip recruit according to the Tennis Recruiting Network, ranked 17th in the incoming class
  • Played high school varsity tennis as an eighth grader in 2013 at the Collegiate School (Richmond, Va.), going undefeated in both singles and doubles
  • Won team 2013 all-prep title and named all-prep in doubles and singles
  • 2013 Virginia State team semi-finalists
  • Named to first-team all-state in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association in 2013
  • Won the USTA National Selection Tournament B14s (July 2013)
  • Won Nike USA Masters B14 (October 2013)
  • Won USTA National Selection Tournament B16s (October 2014)
  • Won Atlanta and Evert ITF doubles events (October/November 2014)
  • Won USTA Florida B18s State Championship (January 2015)
  • Third in USTA National Selection Tournament B18s (February 2015)
  • Earned the USTA Sportsmanship Award at USTA National Selection Tournament (February 2015)
  • Invited to participate in USTA 2015 Boys Team USA training and travel team playoff
  • Earned 2015 USTA Clay Court Championship B16 Sportsmanship Award and reached singles quarterfinals
  • Participated with team USA at PGC G1 ITF and Napa Valley Collegiate Invitational (August/September 2015)
  • Played into main draw at USTA Men’s Futures Pro Circuit in Vero Beach, Florida (April/May 2016)
  • Won USTA National Selection Tournament B18s (May 2016)
  • Competed in USTA/ITF Men’s Futures Pro Circuit events as a high school senior
  • Has been an Eagle Scout since age 13
  • Set a goal at the age of eight to earn a scholarship to play at Notre Dame
  • Attended same private online high school as current Notre Dame men’s tennis junior Alex Lebedev 
  • Son of Henry and Elizabeth Howells
  • Younger brother to Henry, Heather and Alexandra
  • Will enroll in the First Year of Studies program with plans to major in finance

William Howells
William  Howells


Boca Raton, FL

High School:
Laurel Springs

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 140

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