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Irish Kick Off Fall Season With Great Success In Kalamazoo

Senior Ryan Bandy earned wins in singles and doubles Friday in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Sept. 13, 2013

OFCC Invitational

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – Select members of the University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team are at the OFCC Invitational this weekend and battling some of the nation’s best talent in what has been an annual season-opening tournament for the Irish.

Competing against NCAA Championship teams Kentucky (Round of 16), Memphis (Round of 16), Virginia (National Champion), Illinois (Second Round) and Texas (Second Round), the Irish knew they would be in for a challenge as 10 ranked players were scattered throughout the bracket, including Notre Dame’s Greg Andrews (No. 31).

Friday proved to be a tough day for the Irish, who were breaking in three new players, as the lone singles win went to junior Wyatt McCoy. The Shoreview, Minn., native topped Virginia’s Jonnie Cornish in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1.

In doubles, Andrews and partner Quentin Monaghan claimed Notre Dame’s lone win over Kentucky’s Kevin Lai and Juan Pablo Muura, 8-7 (2).     

Saturday’s action gets underway at 10 a.m. (ET). 

  

Vredevelt Invitational

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – While their teammates were battling some elite competition in Olympia Fields, the remaining Irish student-athletes were turning in some impressive performances at the Vredevelt Invitational Friday.

The Irish claimed five singles wins and two doubles victories to kick off the tournament on the right foot. Senior Ryan Bandy and junior Dougie Barnard each had straight-set wins over their opponents, while sophomores Alex Lawson and Kenneth Sabacinski and junior Michael Fredericka claimed impressive super-set victories.


 

 

In doubles Badny and Sabacinski cruised to victory, 8-2, while Fredericka and Barnard earned a hard-fought win, 8-6.

Action in Kalamazoo, Mich., continues Saturday.  

 

QUOTE ON DAY ONE ACTION – Head Coach Ryan Sachire 

“With 14 guys playing both singles and doubles today, you’re going to get some positive results and also some areas that need improving,” said head coach Ryan Sachire. “The key for everyone is to be better tomorrow than today, and to keep growing as players with each competitive opportunity.”

 

OFCC Invitational (Olympia Fields, Ill.)

Singles

Wyatt McCoy (ND) d. Jonnie Cornish (UVA), 7-5, 6-1

Jacoby Lewis (TX) d. Eric Schnurrenberger (ND), 7-5, 6-7 (8), 6-2

Justin Shane (UVA) d. No. 31 Greg Andrews (ND), 6-3, 6-4

Lloyd Glasspool (TX) d. Quentin Monaghan (ND), 6-2, 6-3

Ryugi Hirooka (KY) d. Billy Pecor (ND), 6-2, 6-3

Maks Gold (KY) d. Josh Hagar (ND), 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

Julian Childers (ILL) d. Eddy Covalschi (ND), 3-6, 7-6 (6), 1-0 (10-8)

Jarryd Woog (MEM) d. Nicolas Montoya (ND), 6-2, 6-4

Doubles

No. 54 Grimal / O’Leary (MEM) d. Greg Andrews / Quentin Monaghan (ND), ?

Schienman / Cornish (UVA) d. Billy Pecor / Eric Schnurrenberger (ND), 8-5

Sitaram / Lewis (TX) d. Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (ND), 8-5

O’Hare / Wong (MEM) d. Wyatt McCoy / Nicolas Montoya (ND), 8-5

No. 56 Hiltzik / Jesse (ILL) d. Billy Pecor / Eric Schnurrenberger (ND), 8-7 (5)

Greg Andrews / Quentin Monaghan (ND) d. Lai / Muura (KY), 8-7 (2)

Gold / Hirooka (KY) d. Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (ND), 8-6


Vredevelt Invitational (Kalamazoo, Mich.)

Singles

Ryan Bandy (ND) d. Scott (UWGB), 7-6 (5), 6-3

Alex Lawson (ND) d. Brunskog (ISU), 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5)

Kenneth Sabacinski (ND) d. Greiner (WMU), 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-5)

Michael Fredericka (ND) d. Isaaks (UWGB), 0-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)

Dougie Barnard (ND) d. Beckwith (WMU), 6-2, 6-1

Krull (XU) d. Matt Dooley (ND), 7-5, 6-3

Doubles

Roebker / Mei (XU) d. Alex Lawson / Matt Dooley (ND), 8-6

Ryan Bandy / Kenneth Sabacinski (ND) d. Eisner / Torrellas (ISU), 8-2

Michael Fredericka / Dougie Barnard (ND) d. Appanervanda / Wilson (ISU), 8-6 

-- Russell Dorn, Assistant Media Relations Director

--ND--

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April 7
3:00 PM
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3:00 PM
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12:00 PM
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Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
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