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No. 29 Irish Sweep Opening Match Against William & Mary
Freshman Josh Hagar picked up his first Irish victory at No. 3 singles.
 
Freshman Josh Hagar picked up his first Irish victory at No. 3 singles.

Jan. 17, 2014

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. --- The University of Notre Dame men's tennis team got off to a strong start in its 2014 spring season with a 7-0 sweep over William & Mary Friday at Eck Tennis Pavilion.

The win was especially meaningful as it was the first victory for Ryan Sachire as head coach. Sachire served on the coaching staff under now-retired ITA Hall of Fame head coach Bobby Bayliss and was an All-American when he played for the Irish himself from 1997-2000.

"Our first win as a team feels nice," says Sachire. "It's our first win as a team in the 2014 season. This was just another step along the way of this thing we started back in August. Our sport is such a year-round sport, it's such a lifestyle sport in the sense that winning is an everyday part of it. This was just another day. Obviously, we're excited to play a match, and to get the season started is always fun, but it's one match. We need to get better and we will, but this was a good starting spot."

Nine Irish student-athletes saw action in the match, with both freshmen Josh Hagar and Eddy Covalschi earning their first Notre Dame victories at the No. 3 and No. 6 spots, respectively.

"I think it was a good win for all of us because it established how we want to compete the whole season," explains senior captain Greg Andrews. "With any coaching change, obviously there are going to be adjustments, to get that first win under our belt is a good confidence builder for the season."

Notre Dame locked up the doubles point over the Tribe within 45 minutes, with each match going to six instead of the traditional eight-game pro-set from the beginning the season through mid-February. The No. 2 doubles team of senior Billy Pecor and sophomore Eric Schnurrenberger was the first off the court, defeating Ben Guthrie and Addison Appleby, 6-4. The No. 1 team, Andrews and sophomore Alex Lawson (ranked 21st in the country) beat Aaron Chaffee and Will Juggins, 6-3. The No. 3 team of senior Matt Dooley and Hagar had an unfinished match, but were leading 5-5 (1-0) Ben Hoogland and John Banks.


 

 

Senior Ryan Bandy was the first off the court, beating Guthrie, 6-1, 6-2, in the No. 2 spot. Covalschi and junior Wyatt McCoy both finished next within minutes of each other. Covalschi took down Niguet, 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 6 spot and McCoy beat Juggins at No. 4, 6-3, 6-1, officially clinching the match for the Irish.

At No. 1, Andrews beat Hoogland, 6-4, 6-2. Hagar defeated Chaffee, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3 and Schnurrenberger finished off Appleby 6-3, 6-4 at No. 5.

Notre Dame continues its opening weekend on Sunday with a doubleheader against Western Michigan at noon and Toledo at 6 p.m. Live stats and results will be available here at UND.com

Singles

1: No. 22 Greg Andrews (ND) def. Ben Hoogland (WM), 6-4, 6-2.

2: Ryan Bandy (ND) def. Ben Guthrie (WM), 6-1, 6-2

3: Josh Hagar (ND) def. Aaron Chaffee (WM), 6-4, 6-4

4: Wyatt McCoy (ND) def. Will Juggins (WM), 6-3, 6-1

5: Eric Schnurrenberger (ND) def. Addison Appleby (WM), 6-3, 6-4

6: Eddy Covalschi (ND) def. Damon Niquet (WM), 6-3, 6-0

Order of Finish: 2, 6, 4, 1, 3, 5

 

Doubles

1: No. 21 Greg Andrews/Alex Lawson (ND) def. Aaron Chaffee/Will Juggins (WM), 6-3

2: Billy Pecor/Eric Schnurrenberger (ND) def. Ben Guthrie/Addison Appleby (WM), 6-4

3: Matt Dooley/Josh Hagar (ND) led Ben Hoogland/John Banks (WM), 5-5 (1-0) (unfinished)

Order of Finish: 2, 1

--Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant

--ND--

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February 5
L, 5-2
Illinois
Champaign, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
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February 7
W, 5-2
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
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February 7
W, 7-0
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 13
4:00 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 21
10:00 AM
Kentucky
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 21
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 28
12:00 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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March 3
TBA
Boston College
Boston, Massachusetts (TBA)
March 6
12:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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March 11
11:00 AM
Clemson
Clemson, South Carolina (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)
March 13
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Wake Forest Tennis Complex)
March 18
3:30 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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March 20
12:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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March 25
3:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia (Snyder Tennis Complex)
March 27
2:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia (Byers Tennis Complex)
April 1
3:30 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 3
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 8
3:30 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 17
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, North Carolina (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)
April 21
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 22
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 23
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 24
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)

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