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No. 30 Irish Earn Road Victory Over No. 28 Wolverines, 4-3
Junior Sam Keeton clinched the match for the Irish at No. 3 singles.
 
Junior Sam Keeton clinched the match for the Irish at No. 3 singles.

Feb. 18, 2012

Box Score

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Trailing 1-0 after doubles play, the No. 30 Notre Dame men's tennis team rallied in singles action as it won four of the six singles matches to claim the 4-3 victory over No. 28 Michigan at Varsity Tennis Courts in Ann Arbor.

The Irish (9-4) were swept in doubles play, but picked up wins at two, three, four and five singles to sneak out of Ann Arbor with the victory.

Earning victories for Notre Dame were No. 49 Greg Andrews, Sam Keeton, Niall Fitzgerald and Blas Moros.

Andrews handled Shaun Bernstein at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-2, Moros defeated Barrett Franks, 6-4, 7-6 (3), at No. 5 singles and Alex Buzzi knocked off Michael Moore, 7-5, 7-5, in the three straight-set singles matches.

From there, the rest of the matches were battles. No. 1 singles player Casey Watt narrowly missed out on an upset bid over No. 8 Evan King, falling in three sets, 1-6, 6-3, 7-5.

At No. 4 singles Fitzgerald outlasted Michael Zhu in three sets, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2.

The Irish closed out the match at No. 3 singles. Keeton dropped the first set to Alex Petrone, but rallied back to win in three sets, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3).

Notre Dame returns to the friendly confines of Eck Tennis Pavilion next weekend it plays host to Michigan State and Marquette on Sunday. The match with the Spartans begins at 10 a.m., while the Golden Eagles and Irish will do battle at 5 p.m.  

Complete Results

Singles

No. 1 Singles
No. 8 Evan King (UM) d. Casey Watt (ND), 1-6, 6-3, 7-5


 

 

No. 2 Singles
No. 49 Greg Andrews (ND) d. Shaun Bernstein (UM), 6-3, 6-2

No. 3 Singles
Sam Keeton (ND) d. Alex Petrone (UM), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3)

No. 4 Singles
Niall Fitzgerald (ND) d. Michael Zhu (UM), 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

No. 5 Singles
Blas Moros (ND) d. Barrett Franks (UM), 6-4, 7-6 (3)

No. 6 Singles
Alex Buzzi (UM) d. Michael Moore (ND), 7-5, 7-5

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

Doubles

No. 1 Doubles
No. 10 Evan King / Shaun Bernstein (UM) d. Casey Watt / Niall Fitzgerald (ND), 8-5

No. 2 Doubles
Barrett Franks / Alex Buzzi (UM) d. Greg Andrews / Spencer Talmadge (ND), 8-5

No. 3 Doubles
Alex Petrone / Michael Zhu (UM) d. Sam Keeton / Billy Pecor (ND), 9-8 (6)

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

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Event Calendar

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September 17
All Day
Chowder Fest
Cambridge, Mass. (Beren Tennis Center)
RECAP
September 18
All Day
Chowder Fest
Cambridge, Mass. (Beren Tennis Center)
RECAP
September 22
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 23
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 24
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 25
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 26
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 27
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 28
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 29
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 30
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
October 1
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
October 1
All Day
ITA All-American Championships Pre-Qualifying
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 2
All Day
ITA All-American Championships Pre-Qualifying
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 2
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
October 3
All Day
ITA All-American Championships Qualifying
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 4
All Day
ITA All-American Championships Qualifying
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 6
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 7
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 7
All Day
Bobby Bayliss Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
October 8
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 8
All Day
Bobby Bayliss Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
October 9
All Day
Bobby Bayliss Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
October 9
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 10
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 20
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 21
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 22
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 23
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 24
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 28
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
October 29
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
October 30
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
October 31
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
November 1
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
November 2
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
November 3
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
November 3
All Day
USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 4
All Day
Cleveland State Invitational
Cleveland, Ohio (Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion)
November 4
All Day
Gopher Invitational
Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)
November 4
All Day
USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 5
All Day
Cleveland State Invitational
Cleveland, Ohio (Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion)
November 5
All Day
Gopher Invitational
Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)
November 5
All Day
USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 6
All Day
USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 6
All Day
Gopher Invitational
Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)
November 6
All Day
Cleveland State Invitational
Cleveland, Ohio (Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion)
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
TBD
April 27
TBA
ACC Championships
TBD
April 28
TBA
ACC Championships
TBD
April 29
TBA
ACC Championships
TBD
April 30
TBA
ACC Championships
TBD
May 12
All Day
NCAA Championships
TBD

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