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Keeton Advances To Quarterfinals At Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic
Senior Sam Keeton advanced to the quarterfinals at the Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic.
 
Senior Sam Keeton advanced to the quarterfinals at the Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic.

Sept. 25, 2011

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - A day after going 12-4 in singles action, the Notre Dame men's tennis team suffered five heartbreaking three-set losses on day three of the Tom Fallon Invitational at the Eck Tennis Center.

Four Irish players opened up their Sunday matches with first-set wins. However, all four opponents battled back to win the second set and the tiebreaker. Ryan Bandy fell to Illinois State's Alex Pelaez, 1-6, 6-3, 11-9, Michael Moore lost to Tuomas Manner of Illinois State, 4-6, 6-3, 10-6, Wyatt McCoy suffered defeat at the hands of Western Michigan's Nadin Indre, 3-6, 6-3, 10-7 and Spencer Talmadge lost to Ali Shabib of Cleveland State, 3-6, 6-2, 11-9.

Billy Pecor lost the first set to Cleveland State's Ali Shabib, 6-4, before rallying to win set two, 6-4. Shabib claimed the tiebreaker, 11-9.

Three Notre Dame players earned wins on Sunday to close out the weekend. Freshman Michael Fredericka concluded the weekend undefeated in singles action, knocking off Illinois State's Skip Span, 6-4, 5-7, 10-6. Douglas Barnard and Daven Brodess concluded the weekend on a strong note with a pair of straight-set victories. Barnard took down Marquette's Thibault Troude, 7-5, 6-2, while Brodess defeated the Golden Eagles' David Packowitz, 6-4, 6-4.

A day after losing three out of four doubles matches, the Irish reversed course and won three of four doubles matches on Sunday. Pecor and Talmadge handled Western Michigan's Simon Blomberg and Nadin Indre, 8-2, while Fredericka and Barnard took down Illinois State's Muddappa Appanervanda and Jacob Wilson, 8-4. Bandy and Moros claimed a tight 9-7 victory over Marquette's Otavio Perim and James Stark. McCoy and Moore suffered the lone doubles loss for the Irish, losing a close 9-8 contest to Tuomas Manner and Alex Pelaez of Illinois State.

On the weekend the Irish went 22-10 in singles play and 7-5 in doubles.

Notre Dame next heads to Tulsa, Okla., for the ITA All-American Championships on October 6-9.  

SINGLES
Alex Pelaez (ISU) def. Ryan Bandy (ND) 1-6,6-3,11-9
Tuomas Manner (ISU) def. Michael Moore (ND) 4-6,6-3,10-6
Nadin Indre (WMU) def. Wyatt McCoy (ND) 3-6,6-3,10-7
Ali Shabib (CSU) def. Spencer Talmadge (ND) 3-6,6-2,11-9
Yannick Goosens (CSU) def. Billy Pecor (ND) 6-4,4-6,10-4
Michael Fredericka (ND) def. Skip Span (ISU) 6-4,5-7,10-6
Douglas Barnard (ND) def. Thibault Troude (MU) 7-5,6-2
Daven Brodess (ND) def. David Packowitz (MU) 6-4,6-4

DOUBLES
Pecor/Talmadge (ND) def. Blomberg/Indre (WMU) 8-2
Manner/Pelaez (ISU) def. McCoy/Moore (ND) 9-8
Fredericka/Barnard (ND) def. Appanervanda/Wilson (ISU) 8-4
Bandy/Moros (ND) def. Perim/Stark (MU) 9-7

LAND ROVER NAPA VALLEY TENNIS CLASSIC

ST. HELENA, Calif. - Notre Dame senior Samuel Keeton took a perfect 3-0 record into the quarterfinals of the Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic on Sunday before falling to USTA Junior star Alexios Halebian, 10-1.

The quarterfinals appearance wrapped up a strong weekend for the Kansas City, Mo., native, who defeated talented players from Tennessee and the USTA. Keeton went 3-1 in singles and 1-0 in doubles while in California.

Sophomore Greg Andrews fell victim to Halebian earlier in the day in a close match, taking the junior to a tiebreaker in set one before falling, 7-6 (2). Andrews lost set two, 6-4.

Halebian advanced all the way to the semifinals after knocking off Andrews and Keeton.

On the weekend, the Irish went 4-6 in singles and 1-0 in doubles.

SINGLES
Alexios Halebian (USTA) def. Greg Andrews (Notre Dame), 7-6 (2), 6-4
Samuel Keeton (Notre Dame) def. Clay Thompson (UCLA), 10-5 (tiebreaker)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS
Quarterfinals
Halebian (USTA) def. Keeton (Notre Dame), 10-1

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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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