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No. 30 Irish Open Spring Season With Two Saturday Matches
Freshman Quentin Monaghan should see his first dual season action in an Irish uniform on Saturday.
 
Freshman Quentin Monaghan should see his first dual season action in an Irish uniform on Saturday.

Jan. 18, 2013

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The No. 30 University of Notre Dame men's tennis team kicks off the 2013 spring season with a pair of matches Saturday at Eck Tennis Pavilion. The Irish welcome in BIG EAST foe Marquette at 11 a.m. before playing host to Western Illinois at 5 p.m.

The Irish enter the spring season on a high note after a successful fall season saw four student-athletes earn preseason singles rankings - No. 80 Greg Andrews, No. 88 Billy Pecor, No. 110 Blas Moros and No. 120 Wyatt McCoy - and the doubles duo of Andrews and Spencer Talmadge secure a preseason ranking of No. 51. In the Midwest region, Andrews (No. 6), Moros (No. 7), Pecor (No. 9), Quentin Monaghan (No. 16) and McCoy (No. 19) earned singles rankings and Andrews and Talmadge (No. 3) and Alex Lawson and Pecor (No. 8) received doubles rankings.

Marquette returns seven players from a 2011-12 team that went 10-13 and lost in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament. A pair of juniors in Logon Collins (16-15) and Dan Mamalat (21-12) returns for the Golden Eagles as does sophomore Cameron Tehrani (20-10).

The Leathernecks are led by former Irish player Chris Kane (1972-75) and look to improve upon a 4-15 record from a year ago. WIU could have at least two freshmen in the lineup with the rest of the singles spots claimed by upperclassmen. Senior Patrick Hammers is a two-time all-Summit League selection and should play near the top of the lineup. Sophomore Mitch Granger is ranked 17th in the ITA Central Region rankings.


 

 

Notre Dame is 47-0 all-time against Marquette, including 7-0 under head coach Bobby Bayliss. Last year the Irish won 6-1 at the Eck Tennis Center. The matchup with the Leathernecks will be there first between the two schools.   

Fans can follow both matches through live stats. A link for both matches is available on UND.com.

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February 5
L, 5-2
Illinois
Champaign, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
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February 7
W, 5-2
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
RECAP

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February 7
W, 7-0
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 13
4:00 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 21
10:00 AM
Kentucky
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 21
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 28
12:00 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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March 3
TBA
Boston College
Boston, Massachusetts (TBA)
March 6
12:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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March 11
11:00 AM
Clemson
Clemson, South Carolina (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)
March 13
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Wake Forest Tennis Complex)
March 18
3:30 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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March 20
12:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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March 25
3:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia (Snyder Tennis Complex)
March 27
2:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia (Byers Tennis Complex)
April 1
3:30 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 3
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 8
3:30 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 17
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, North Carolina (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)
April 21
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 22
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 23
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 24
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)

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