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No. 30 Irish Welcome No. 5 Duke And IUPUI On Super Bowl Sunday

Freshman Quentin Monaghan is the reigning BIG EAST Men's Tennis Player of the Week.

Feb. 2, 2013

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The No. 30 Notre Dame men's tennis team returns home to the Eck Tennis Pavilion as it welcomes in No. 5 Duke and IUPUI on Super Bowl Sunday.

The doubleheader is coupled with a 9 a.m. Notre Dame women's tennis match against Tennessee to give fans a full day of action at the Eck. Fans that make it for the women's match will receive a free McDonald's breakfast while supplies last. For the Duke match free Notre Dame pom poms will be provided.   

Notre Dame (3-2) is coming off an impressive 4-0 win over No. 31 Memphis last Sunday in Norman, Okla., at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.  The Irish put together a complete match against the Tigers after suffering two heartbreaking 4-3 losses to top-40 opponents in the previous two contests. For his efforts in clinching the match against Memphis, freshman Quentin Monaghan was named the BIG EAST's Men's Tennis Player of the Week, giving the Irish the first two weekly awards of the young season. Junior Greg Andrews was honored in week one after the Irish earned 7-0 wins over Marquette and Western Illinois.  

Similar to last year, the doubles point has been vitally important for the Irish as they are 3-0 when winning the point and 0-2 when they lose it.

Turning in perfect singles marks thus far are the bookends in the lineup, No. 1 Greg Andrews (4-0) and No. 6 Ryan Bandy (3-0). Monaghan has also impressed at No. 3 singles (4-1), while Blas Moros is 2-1 at two.   

Duke enters the match with a 5-1 mark, but looking to salvage its Midwestern swing after losing 4-3 at No. 25 Illinois Friday night. The Blue Devils boast six ranked singles players and three doubles duos.


 

 

Highlighting the group are three top-25 student-athletes - No. 11 Henrique Cunha, No. 14 Michael Redlicki and No. 23 Fred Saba. Also ranked are No. 38 Raphael Hemmeler, No. 46 Chris Mengel and No. T-123 Jason Tahir.

In doubles Cunha and Hemmeler make up the No. 1 doubles combo in the country. Also ranked are Mengel and Saba (No. 37) and Redlicki and Tahir (No. 39).

The Jaguars (0-7) have gotten off to a rough start this season and are coming off a 6-1 loss to No. 33 Indiana.

Fans can follow both matches through the live stats links on UND.com.     

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Event Calendar

Delta

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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