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.  



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.


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)


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


Men's Tennis Turns In Impressive Day Two

Event Calendar


January 16
12:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 22
6:00 PM
Champaign, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
January 23
Champaign, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
January 29
6:00 PM
Evanston, Illinois (Combe Tennis Center)
February 5
6:00 PM
Champaign, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
February 7
12:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 7
6:00 PM
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
All Day
ITA National Team Indoor Championships
Charlottesville, Virginia (Boars Head Country Club)

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