April 28, 2016
By Joanne Norell
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — A pair of University of Notre Dame men’s tennis student-athletes have been selected to represent the Irish on the 2016 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team, the league announced Thursday.
Monaghan is 12-9 in dual singles matches this season playing at the top of the Irish lineup, with a 20-17 overall record and a No. 34 national singles ranking. During the conference season, he notched several key wins over ranked opponents, including Duke’s Nicolas Alvarez (then-No. 20, March 18), Miami’s Piotr Lomacki (No. 28, March 20), Virginia’s Ryan Shane (No. 8, March 25) and North Carolina’s Brayden Schnur (No. 29, April 8). Monaghan is also ranked No. 14 in the Oracle/ITA doubles rankings with partner Alex Lawson. The pair are 5-3 in dual matches this year, with a 13-5 overall record.
It is Monaghan’s fourth career all-conference nod. He was named to the All-BIG EAST squad as a freshman while also taking home BIG EAST Freshman of the Year honors. As a sophomore, he was selected to the All-ACC Third Team and has been named to the First Team in each of the last two seasons.
Hagar earned his first career All-ACC nod after a 12-9 singles campaign, including a 6-6 mark in conference play. He entered the Oracle/ITA singles rankings at No. 106 this week after winning his last three matches, including a 6-1, 7-5 victory over No. 19 Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forest during the ACC Championship quarterfinal. Chrysochos was named the conference’s Freshman of the Year and had lost just two dual matches previously. Hagar and partner Eddy Covalschi also rank 51st nationally in doubles, boasting wins over two top-20 teams in the past month.
The All-ACC Teams were selected by a vote of the league’s 13 head coaches. Georgia Tech’s Christopher Eubanks was named the ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the Year, while Wake Forest head coach Tony Bresky snared Coach of the Year honors.
Individual Award Winners
Player of the Year, Chris Eubanks, So., Georgia Tech
Freshman of the Year, Petros Chrysochos, Wake Forest
Coach of the Year, Tony Bresky, Wake Forest
All-ACC First Team
Chis Eubanks @, So., Georgia Tech
Benjamin Lock @, Sr., Florida State
Ryan Shane #, Sr., Virginia
Skander Mansouri, So., Wake Forest
Nicolas Alvarez @, So., Duke
Brayden Schnur #, Jr., North Carolina
Joao Monteiro #, Sr., Virginia Tech
Ronnie Schneider #, Jr., North Carolina
Quentin Monaghan #, Sr., Notre Dame
All-ACC Second Team
Petros Chrysochos, Fr., Wake Forest
Thai-Son Kwiatkowski #, Jr., Virginia
Piotr Lomacki, So., Miami
Collin Altamirano @, So., Virginia
Simon Norenius, Sr., NC State
Marco Nunez, Sr., Florida State
Brett Clark #, Sr., North Carolina
Andreas Bjerrehus !, Sr., Virginia Tech
Alex Favrot, Fr., Clemson
All-ACC Third Team
Carlos Benito, Jr., Georgia Tech
Thomas Weigel, Jr., NC State
J.C. Aragone, Jr., Virginia
Robert Kelly, So., North Carolina
Nick Horton, So., NC State
Romain Bogaerts #, Sr., Wake Forest
Amerigo Contini !, Sr., Virginia Tech
Alex Gornet, Sr., Louisville
Edoardo Tessaro, Sr., Virginia Tech
Luca Corinteli, Jr., Virginia
Henrik Wiersholm, So., Virginia
Josh Hagar, Jr., Notre Dame
@ - Two-time honoree
# - Three-time honoree
! – Four-time honoree
Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2014 and coordinates communications efforts for the Notre Dame women's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and fencing programs. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, and earned her master's degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University in 2013.