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Lebedev Falls In ITA Midwest Regional Quarterfinal

Oct. 22, 2017


By Joanne Norell

Singles Main Draw | Doubles Main Draw

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Notre Dame men’s tennis junior Alex Lebedev’s run at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships came to an end Sunday as he won his first match of the day before falling in the quarterfinal at Michigan’s Varsity Tennis Center.

Lebedev won his first match against Illinois’ Zeke Clark in comeback fashion, dominating the final two sets after dropping the first, winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

The Island Park, New York, product looked to do the same against Michigan’s Runhao Hua in the quarterfinal, but his comeback bid came up short in a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 loss.

Up next for the Irish is a three-tournament weekend to wrap up the fall slate, where players will compete at the ITA National Fall Championships (Nov. 2-5, pending qualification), the Minnesota Gopher Invitational (Nov. 3-5) and the Illinois State Redbird Invitational (Nov. 3-5).

ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Varsity Tennis Center
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Oct. 19-23, 2017
Sunday - Singles
Round of 16
[5-8] No. 104 Alex Lebedev (ND) def. [9-16] Zeke Clark (UI) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Quarterfinal
[9-16] Runhao Hua (UM) def. [5-8] No. 104 Alex Lebedev (ND) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Qualifying Consolation
Matthew Kritzinger (YSU) def. Conor Somers (ND) 6-2, 6-2
Drew Dawson (ND) def. Thawin Suksathaporn (TOL) 7-5, 3-6, 10-4
Saturday - Singles
First Round
[5-8] No. 104 Alex Lebedev (ND) def. Harrison Brown (UM) 6-4, 6-4
[17-24] Guillermo Cabrera (ND) def. Kristofer Siimar (UM) 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-4
Daniel Rayl (ND) def. Boris Spanjaard (DEP) 6-1, 6-4
Grayson Broadus (ND) def. [9-16] Antonioni Fasano (NU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
[17-24] Jason Seidman (NU) def. William Howells (ND) 6-4 6-2
[17-24] Osgar O’Hoison (UW) def. Tristan McCormick (ND) 3-6 ,7-5, 6-4
Joseph Thomas (OSU) def. Brendon Kempin (ND) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Nico Mostardi (CLSU) def. Matt Gamble (ND) 6-0, 6-4
[9-16] Alex Brown (UI) def. Nathan Griffin (ND) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Ben Vandixhorn (NU) def. Richard Ciamarra (ND) 7-6(5), 7-5
Second Round
[5-8] No. 104 Alex Lebedev (ND) def. Riley Reist (OSU) 6-3, 7-6(7)
[9-16] Martin Joyce (OSU) def. [17-24] Guillermo Cabrera (ND) 6-4, 6-4
Matthew Terry (CLST) def. Daniel Rayl (ND) 6-2, 6-0
[17-24] Noe Khlif (UI) def. Grayson Broadus (ND) 7-6(7), 7-5
Saturday - Doubles
Quarterfinal
[5-8] Matt Mendez / Hunter Tubert (OSU) def. [9-16] William Howells / Alex Lebedev (ND) 8-4
Friday - Singles Qualifying
Third Round
[4] William Howells (ND) def. Luka Soskic (UDM) 6-3, 7-6(4)
[17-24] Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Garrett Gardner (VALPO) 6-2, 6-3
Luke Phillips (CSU) def. [9-16] Paul Gota (ND) 7-6(4), 6-7(3), 7-5
Friday - Doubles
First Round
[9-16] William Howells / Alex Lebedev (ND) def. Louis-Philippe Hamel / Tom Hjertonsson (NIU) 8-3
[9-16] Richard Ciamarra / Matt Gamble (ND) def. Brian Pecyna / Nick Marino (VALPO) 8-4
[17-24] Guillermo Cabrera / Tristan McCormick (ND) def. Charlie Croxford / Miles McDowall (UWGB) 8-3
Davis Crocker / Carter Lin (UM) def. [3-4] No. 38 Grayson Broadus / Brendon Kempin (ND) 8-7(3)
Maik Steiner / Jannik Opitz (WMU) def. Paul Gota / Nathan Griffin (ND) 8-4
Chase Colton / Osgar O’Hoison (UW) def. Daniel Rayl / Conor Somers (ND) 8-6
Second Round
[9-16] William Howells / Alex Lebedev (ND) def. Billy Heckman / Kennosuke Nouchi (WMU) 8-4
[9-16] Richard Ciamarra / Matt Gamble (ND) def. Brett Forman / Jasper Koenen (MSU) 8-6
[9-16] Kristofer Siimar / Mattias Siimar (UM) def. [17-24] Guillermo Cabrera / Tristan McCormick (ND) 8-5
Round of 16
[9-16] William Howells / Alex Lebedev (ND) def. [3-4] Myles Schalet / Gabe Tishman (UM) 8-5
[5-8] Martin Joyce / John McNally (OSU) def. [9-16] Richard Ciamarra / Matt Gamble (ND) 8-1
Thursday - Singles Qualifying
First Round
[4] William Howells (ND) def. Luuk Wassenaar (DEP) 6-3, 6-3
[9-16] Paul Gota (ND) def. Tom Hjertonsson (NIU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
[17-24] Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Billy Shisler (MSU) 7-6, 6-3
[17-24] Brett Myers (MU) def. Drew Dawson (ND) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1
Second Round
[4] William Howells (ND) def. Chris Greve (ISU) 6-0, 6-1
[9-16] Paul Gota (ND) def. James Ling (UWGB) 6-3, 6-3
[17-24] Nathan Griffin (ND) def. [9-16] Florian Kraenzler (UWGB) 6-4, 6-3

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Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2014 and coordinates communications efforts for the Notre Dame men's tennis, women's tennis and fencing programs, in addition to overseeing production of the football Gameday Magazine. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University and earned her master's degree from Georgetown University in 2013.


 

 

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