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Irish Fall To No. 1 Virginia At National Indoor Championships

Freshman Josh Hagar

Feb. 14, 2014

Results

HOUSTON, Texas --- The University of Notre Dame men's tennis team fell to No. 1 Virginia in the first round of the ITA National Indoor Championships earlier today. The Irish lost 4-2, moving their record to 7-2 on the season.

"This is another great match--our team was really competitive and it was close," said head coach Ryan Sachire. "Virginia is a very good team. Our guys played well today. They competed with confidence. We have a lot to be proud of in terms of how we competed. We can probably improve on a couple things execution wise tomorrow when we'll have another great match." 

Virginia has won five of the last six National Indoor Championships, and is 5-0 on the season. Before the Irish claimed two today, the Cavaliers had not dropped even a point to an opponent during the spring season. 

Notre Dame actually went up ahead of the Cavaliers when senior Billy Pecor and sophomore Josh Hagar won their match at No. 2 doubles, 6-4, and then senior Greg Andrews and sophomore Alex Lawson battled in a tiebreak at No. 1 to win it, 6-5(3). 

The Irish had a tougher time in singles, where everyone dropped their first set to a Virginia opponent except for sophomore Quentin Monaghan. Monaghan would go on to lose his match at No. 2 singles, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Hagar came back after a first set loss at No. 4 singles to beat opponent 61st-ranked Mac Styslinger, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Notre Dame will play either California or Mississippi State tomorrow. Results will be posted here at UND.com. 


 

 

--Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant 

--ND--

Event Calendar

Delta

January 20
3:30 PM
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 22
12:00 PM
Kentucky
Lexington, Ky. (Boone Tennis Center)
January 27
1:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Complex)
January 28
3:00 PM
TBA
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Complex)
February 4
10:00 AM
Monmouth N.J.
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 4
3:00 PM
William & Mary
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 11
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
12:00 PM
Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
5:00 PM
Detroit
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 19
12:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 24
6:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 3
6:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
March 11
12:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
March 18
2:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 24
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
March 31
3:30 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 2
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 7
3:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Speicher Tennis Center)
April 9
12:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (Neil Schiff Tennis Center)
April 14
3:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Ambler Tennis Center)
April 16
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
April 21
3:30 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 23
12:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 26
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 27
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 28
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 29
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 30
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
May 12
All Day
NCAA Championships
TBD

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