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Men's Tennis Turns In Impressive Day Two
Sophomore Kenneth Sabacinski picked up a pair of straight-set singles wins Saturday in Kalamazoo.
 
Sophomore Kenneth Sabacinski picked up a pair of straight-set singles wins Saturday in Kalamazoo.

Sept. 15, 2013

OFCC Invitational

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – After a disappointing day one at the OFCC Invitational, University of Notre Dame men’s tennis head coach Ryan Sachire wanted his student-athletes to be better on day two than they had been on day one. The Irish did just that as they won 12 of their 15 singles matches, including 10 in straight sets, against top talent from elite programs such as Virginia, Illinois, Texas and Memphis.   

Earning two singles wins on the day were freshmen Eddy Covalschi and Josh Hagar, sophomores Quentin Monaghan, who is ranked 98th in the country, and Nicolas Montoya and senior Greg Andrews, who is ranked 31st in the country. Monaghan and Andrews proved to be particularly dominant as neither allowed their opponents to win more than four games in a set all day.

Both standouts also picked up a ranked win on the day as Monaghan took down No. 93 Sudanway Sitaram of Texas, 6-0, 6-2, while Andrews topped No. 117 Justin Shane of Virginia, 6-3, 6-2.

Day three of the OFCC Invitational gets underway Sunday in Olympia Fields, Ill.  

 

Singles

Blaze Bazarnik (ILL) def. Billy Pecor (ND), 6-1, 7-5

No. 98 Quentin Monaghan (ND) def. No. 93 Sudanway Sitaram (TX), 6-0, 6-2

Wyatt McCoy (ND) def. Brian Page (ILL), 6-4, 6-1


 

 

No. 31 Greg Andrews (ND) def. Farris Gosea (ILL), 6-2, 6-2

Eddy Covalschi (ND) def. Johnny Cornish (UVA), 6-4, 6-1

Nicolas Montoya (ND) def. Alex Scheinman (UVA), 6-4, 6-1

Eric Schnurrenberger (ND) def. Alex Jesse (ILL), 7-5, 5-7, 6-3

Josh Hagar (ND) def. David O’Hare (MEM), 6-1, 6-0

Juan Pablo Murra (KY) def. Billy Pecor (ND), 6-0, 6-4

No. 98 Quentin Monaghan (ND) def. Jacoby Lewis (TX), 6-4, 6-2

Eddy Covalschi (ND) def. Blaze Bazarnik (ILL), 6-4, 7-6(7)

No. 31 Greg Andrews (ND) def. No. 117 Justin Shane (UVA), 6-3, 6-2

Jordan Daigle (UVA) def. Wyatt McCoy (ND), 6-3, 6-4

Nicolas Montoya (ND) def. Brian Page (ILL), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Josh Hagar (ND) def. Julian Childers (ILL), 7-6(5), 6-4

 

Vredevelt Invitational

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – For the second consecutive day, the University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team turned in a dominating performance at the Vredevelt Invitational, winning two of three doubles matches and nine of 12 singles contests.

In doubles action, Alex Lawson and Matt Dooley won a tiebreaker against Zach Mueck and Matt Bishop of Xavier, 8-7 (7), while Michael Fredericka and Dougie Barnard, took down Matt Kuelker and Nolan Marks of Cleveland State in another, 8-7 (8).

Winning a pair of singles matches for the Irish were senior Ryan Bandy, junior Matt Dooley and sophomore Kenneth Sabacinski. Bandy and Sabacinski each handled both of their opponents in straight sets, while Dooley closed out his day with a convincing win over Pablo Mora of Western Michigan in a third-set superset, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 1-0 (10-3).

Day three of the Vredevelt Invitational gets underway Sunday morning in Kalamazoo, Mich.

QUOTE ON DAY TWO ACTION – Head Coach Ryan Sachire

“Today was a good step forward for many of our guys. Hopefully we can make another jump in our level tomorrow and conclude these tournaments in a really positive way.”

Vredevelt Invitational – Day 2 – Kalamazoo, Mich.

Doubles

Tenzer/Scott (UWGB) def. Bandy/Sabacinski (ND) 8-6

Alex Lawson / Matt Dooley (ND) def. Mueck/Bishop (XU) 8-7 (7)

Michael Fredericka / Dougie Barnard (ND) def. Kuelker/Marks (CSU) 8-7 (8)

Singles

Kenneth Sabacinski (ND) def. Shabib (CSU) 6-0, 6-1

Ryan Bandy (ND) def. Mei (XU) 7-5, 6-2

Kuelker (CSU) def. Alex Lawson (ND) 6-0, 6-1

Bellutti (CSU) def. Michael Fredericka (ND) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-9)

Krull (XU) def. Dougie Barnard (ND) 6-2, 6-2

Matt Dooley (ND) def. Torrellas (ISU) 6-4, 6-2

Kenneth Sabacinski (ND) def. Kuelker (CSU) 6-4, 6-4

Ryan Bandy (ND) def. Moe (XU) 6-4, 6-3

Alex Lawson (ND) def. Van Der Vloet (CSU) 6-4, 7-6 (3)

Michael Fredericka (ND) def. Beckwith (WMU) 6-1, 6-3

Dougie Barnard (ND) def. Abunku (XU) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3)

Matt Dooley (ND) def. Mora (WMU) 6-7 (6), 6-4, 1-0 (10-3)

-- Russell Dorn, Assistant Media Relations Director

--ND--

Event Calendar

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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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