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Six Singles Wins Highlight Day Three At Gopher Invitational

Senior Sam Keeton won a singles and doubles match on day three at the Gopher Invitational.

Nov. 5, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Notre Dame men's tennis team continued to impress at the Gopher Invitational on Saturday, winning six-of-nine singles matches and a doubles match.

Picking up singles victories were sophomores Greg Andrews, Billy Pecor and Ryan Bandy, senior Samuel Keeton, freshman Wyatt McCoy and junior Blas Moros.

In Group A, Andrews took down Denver's Enej Bonin, 7-6, 6-1, in the morning session, before falling to Leandro Toledo, 6-1, 6-4, in the afternoon session. Senior Casey Watt had a tough battle with Minnesota's Phillip Arndt, taking the match to three sets before losing, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Group B saw Fitzgerald take Minnesota's Julian Dehn to three sets but couldn't close out the second set after winning the first, 6-4, falling 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Keeton took down Brendan Ruddock of Minnesota in three sets, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3.

Notre Dame swept a pair of Golden Gopher opponents in Group C as McCoy and Pecor topped opponents by scores of 6-2, 6-2 and 7-5, 7-5, respectively.

Moros topped Minnesota's Juan Pablo Ramirez 6-3, 6-2, and Bandy defeated the Golden Gophers' Eric Frueh, 7-6, 7-6, in a tight match in Group D.

In doubles action, Keeton and Pecor picked up Notre Dame's lone doubles victory, as they beat Nebraska's duo of Tom Blackwell and Drew Freeman, 8-5.  

The final day of the invitational begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday.  

Group A (Morning Session)
Andrews (ND) d. Bonin (D) 7-6, 6-1

Group A (Afternoon Session)
Toledo (M) d. Andrews (ND) 6-1, 6-4
Arndt (M) d. Watt (ND) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Group B (Afternoon Session)
Dehn (M) d. Fitzgerald (ND) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
Keeton (ND) d. Ruddock (M) 6-2, 6-7, 6-3

Group C (Afternoon Session)
McCoy (ND) d. Froment (M) 6-2, 6-2
Pecor (ND) d. Sicora (M) 7-5, 7-5

Group D (Afternoon Session)
Moros (ND) d. Ramirez (M) 6-3, 6-2
Bandy (ND) d. Frueh (M) 7-6, 7-6

Round 2 Doubles
Group A
Stenger/Schulze (N) d. Watt/Fitzgerald (ND) vs. 9-8 (7)

Group B
Keeton/Pecor (ND) vs. Blackwell/Freeman (N) 8-5

Group C
Sicora/Ramirez (M) d. Bandy/Moore (ND) 8-6

--ND--


 

 

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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
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 27
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 28
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 29
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 30
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
May 12
All Day
NCAA Championships
TBD

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