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Men's Tennis Recruiting Class Ranked Fifth
Michael Moore was part of a top-6 ranked class.
 
Michael Moore was part of a top-6 ranked class.

Jan. 26, 2010

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Notre Dame men's tennis class of 2014 has been ranked fifth-best in the country according to a recent tennisrecruiting.net poll, which was released on Jan. 25.

The most recent ranking marks Notre Dame's third consecutive top-six signing class according to the website, which is considered the nation's most comprehensive source for information about tennis recruiting. Impressively, Notre Dame is the only program that can currently boast a top-six recruiting ranking for three consecutive years (2008, 2009 & 2010).

The Irish class of 2014 includes Greg Andrews of Richland, Mich., Ryan Bandy of Cincinnati, Ohio, Matt Dooley of New Braunfels, Texas and Billy Pecor of Scottsdale, Ariz. The quartet each signed National Letters of Intent in the fall of 2009 to attend the University of Notre Dame and continue their tennis careers under the guidance of head coach Bobby Bayliss and associate head coach Ryan Sachire.

The poll conducted by tennisrecruiting.net included votes by national tournament directors, members of the media, and other junior tennis experts. Each voter submitted his/her take on the Top-25 recruiting classes with schools receiving 25 points for each first-place vote, 24 points for each second-place vote, on down to 1 point for each 25th-place vote. All told, the Irish finished with 379 points.

The current Irish sophomore class of Niall Fitzgerald (Wicklow, Ireland/Blackrock College), Casey Watt (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) and Sam Keeton (Kansas City, Mo./The Pembroke Hill School) was also ranked fifth. This season's freshman class of Michael Moore (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South), Blas Moros (Boca Raton, Fla./Pine Crest) and Spencer Talmadge (Hillsborough, Calif./Junipero Serra) was ranked sixth.

 

 

The Irish return to action this weekend with a road trip to Columbus, Ohio to take part in the 2010 ITA Kickoff Weekend. Notre Dame will participate in the Ohio State regional. Action begins on Saturday, Jan. 30 when the Irish face Tulsa at 1:00 p.m. Then, on Sunday, Jan. 31, Notre Dame will play either Ohio State or New Mexico. The winner of the regional will advance to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships at the Boar's Head Sports Club, hosted by the Univ. of Virginia on Feb. 12-15.

Top-10 Rankings (1st-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Points 1 Duke (15) 445 2 UCLA (1) 421 3 Michigan 406 4 Georgia (2) 404 5 Notre Dame 379 6 Princeton 320 7 Miami (FL) 272 8 USC 254 9 Army 237 10 Vanderbilt 227

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January 29
L, 6-1
Northwestern
Evanston, Illinois (Combe Tennis Center)
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February 5
L, 5-2
Illinois
Champaign, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
RECAP
February 7
12:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 7
5:30 PM
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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