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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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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)
RECAP

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February 7
W, 7-0
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 13
W, 6-1
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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