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Greg Andrews Selected For NCAA Singles Championship

Greg Andrews earned a spot in the 2012 NCAA Singles Championship on the heels of a 34-8 sophomore campaign.

May 3, 2012


NOTRE DAME, Ind. - University of Notre Dame men's tennis sophomore Greg Andrews (Richland, Mich.) has been chosen to compete in the 2012 NCAA Singles Championship May 23-28 at the Dan Magill Tennis Center in Athens, Ga., it was announced Wednesday evening. Seniors Casey Watt (Gibsonia, Pa.) and Niall Fitzgerald(Wicklow, Ireland) will represent the Irish in the NCAA Doubles Championship.

This is the 6th year in a row that the Irish have had at least one player selected to compete in the NCAA Singles Championship and the first time since Sheeva Parbhu and Ryan Keckleyqualified in '07 that the Irish will be represented in the doubles tournament.

Sixty-four singles players and 32 doubles teams are selected for the NCAA Championships. The full list of singles and doubles players can be found at www.ncaa.com.

Automatic qualification in the singles championship was awarded to any conference with one or more eligible singles players ranked in the ITA Top 125 for eligible/entered singles players. All singles players must have recorded a minimum of 13 completed singles matches in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.

Automatic qualification into the doubles championship was awarded to any conference with one or more eligible doubles teams ranked in the ITA Top 60 for eligible/entered doubles teams. All doubles teams must have recorded a minimum of 10 completed doubles matches in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.

This is the first selection to the NCAA Singles Championship for Andrews, who earned the BIG EAST's automatic berth. The sophomore concluded the year with a record of 34-8 and ended the season on a nine-match winning streak, helping him climb to 57th in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings. Of those 34 victories, six came against nationally-ranked opposition.

Watt and Fitzgerald, meanwhile, earned the BIG EAST's automatic bid in doubles after finishing the year ranked 55th with eight victories at the No. 1 court. The pairing also earned four victories against ranked opponents that were ranked in the final ITA doubles ranking before the beginning of the NCAA Tournament.

Before the singles and doubles tournament begins, the Irish will compete in the NCAA Team Championship, beginning May 11 with Notre Dame heading to Ohio State for first- and second-round matches in Columbus, Ohio. The fifth-seeded Buckeyes play host and face East Tennessee State with the Irish taking on Vanderbilt in their first round tilt.

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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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