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Men's Tennis Plays No. 38 Louisville On Senior and Campus Kids' Day

Senior Casey Watt will play his last match at home on Saturday against Louisville.

April 13, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Looking to close out the regular season in style, the No. 39 Notre Dame men's tennis team welcomes in BIG EAST rival No. 38 Louisville for a 1 p.m. Saturday match at Courtney Tennis Center on Senior and Campus Kids' Day.

The Irish (17-7, 2-1 BE) are on a five-match winning streak after going to the heart of Texas and beating SMU (5-2) and then-No. 25 Texas A&M (4-3) last weekend. Sophomore Greg Andrews continues to pace the Irish, posting a 21-3 mark in the outdoor season. All six regular singles starters have reached the 10-win plateau with Billy Pecor notching a 17-5 record at three through six singles, while seniors Casey Watt and Sam Keeton have each won 14.

Louisville (15-8, 0-0 BE) has won six straight matches after losing four in a row. The Cardinals shake up their lineup quite a bit with seven different players rotating freely among the six singles spots. Leading the way in victories is Albert Wagner (17-4), who has posted wins at two through five singles. Michael Lippens (15-5) has won matches at one through five singles, while Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (14-6) has wins at one through three singles.

The first 100 fans that enter the match will receive free Adidas wristbands and hot dogs, hamburgers, lemonade and snacks will be available for the first 200 fans. 

The match is Campus Kids' Day. Following the conclusion of the match, the Irish will host a tennis clinic for the attending children on the court.

Saturday also marks Senior Day for four Notre Dame student-athletes.    

Over the four years these four individuals have helped the Irish win almost 50 matches, while appearing in three BIG EAST and NCAA Tournaments.

Daven Brodess


 

 

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Daven Brodess has overcome injuries throughout his career to remain an active part of the team. A standout in the classroom, Daven has earned over a 3.5 GPA twice in a semester, while sporting over a 3.3 cumulative GPA.

Niall Fitzgerald

Coming to Notre Dame from Wicklow, Ireland, Niall Fitzgerald has been consistently ranked nationally in doubles over the last two years, first with teammate Spencer Talmadge last year, and again with fellow senior Casey Watt this season. A team captain as a senior, Fitzgerald is a four-year Monogram Winner.

Sam Keeton

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Sam Keeton is a four-year Monogram winner and has been a consistent number three singles player this season. He entered the 2012 spring season ranked 74th after a strong fall season.  

Casey Watt

A Gibsonia, Pennsylvania product, Casey Watt has been Notre Dame's number one singles player for three seasons and entered the 2011 fall season ranked 28th nationally. A three-time All-BIG EAST performer, Watt is a four-time Monogram winner.   

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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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