Men's Tennis

Irish Earn Seven Wins At The Illinois Invitational
Casey Watt had two singles victories on day two of the Illinois Invitational.
Casey Watt had two singles victories on day two of the Illinois Invitational.

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:, while a recap of Notre Dame's performance will be posted on

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

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