Sept. 19, 2009
CHICAGO, Ill. - The Irish men's tennis team continued play at the Illinois/Olympia Fields Invitational on Saturday, participating in two sessions of singles play. The team earned seven singles wins, including two victories by sophomore Casey Watt (Gibsonia, PA/Pine-Richland).
Watt netted wins over two Miami Hurricanes, namely Carl Sundberg, 6-3, 6-4, and Christian Blocker, 6-3, 6-4.
Freshman Blas Moros (Boca Raton, FL/Pine Crest School) earned his second consecutive singles win to open his Irish career when he knocked-off Vahid Mirzadeh of Florida State in the morning session, 6-3, 6-3. Junior Stephen Havens (Cincinnati, OH/Hill Christian School) also earned a win in the morning session, downing Florida State's Clint Bowles, 6-3, 6-1.
Juniors Tyler Davis (Nashville, TN/Father Ryan H.S.) and Daniel Stahl (Bethesda, MD/Walt Whitman H.S.) also had session I wins. Davis defeated Northwestern's Joshua Graves, 7-5, 6-4 and Stahl downed Miami's Christian Blocker, 6-0, 7-6 (5).
Junior Matt Johnson (Portage, MI/Portage Central H.S.) joined Watt as a winner in the afternoon session when he defeated Hector Nieto of Miami, 6-3, 6-4.
The Olympia Fields Invitational will conclude tomorrow, Sept. 20. Singles matches will begin at 9:00 a.m. Weather permitting, doubles action will get underway in the afternoon.
Results for day three can be accessed at: http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/m-tennis/OFCCILLInvite_Schedule.htm, while a recap of Notre Dame's performance will be posted on und.com.
2009 Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational
Olympia Fields Country Club - Olympia Fields, Ill.
Sept. 19, 2009 - Day Two Results
Morning Singles Session
Blas Moros (ND) def. Vahid Mirzadeh (FSU) - 6-3, 6-3
Stephens Havens (ND) def. Clint Bowles (FSU) - 6-3, 6-1
Marek Czerwinski (ILL) def. Michael Moore (ND) - 6-3, 6-1
Casey Watt (ND) def. Carl Sundberg (UM) - 6-3, 6-4
Daniel Stahl (ND) def. Christian Blocker (UM) - 6-0, 7-6 (5)
Tyler Davis (ND) def. Joshua Graves (NW) - 7-5, 6-4
Hector Nieto (UM) def. Spencer Talmadge (ND) - 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4
Tobias Reitz (NW) def. Takashi Yoshii (ND) - 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Connor Roth (ILL) def. David Anderson (ND) - 6-2, 6-3
Abe Souza (ILL) def. Matt Johnson (ND) - 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Afternoon Singles Session
Jean-Yves Aubone (FSU) def. Stephen Havens (ND) - 6-1, 6-3
David Simon (UM) def. Blas Moros (ND) - 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
Vahid Mirzadeh (FSU) def. Michael Moore (ND) - 6-4, 6-1
Connor Roth (ILL) def. Daniel Stahl (ND) - 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Casey Watt (ND) def. Christian Blocker (UM) - 6-3, 6-4
Dennis Nevolo (ILL) def. Tyler Davis (ND) - 6-0, 6-1
Abe Souza (ILL) def. Spencer Talmadge (ND) - 6-2, 6-2
Matt Johnson (ND) def. Hector Nieto (UM) - 6-3, 6-4