May 3, 2017
By Joanne Norell
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — University of Notre Dame men’s tennis senior Josh Hagar will represent the Irish at this year’s NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships, earning an at-large bid into the 64-player singles field. The 2017 tournament will take place at the Dan Magill Tennis Center in Athens, Georgia, from May 24-29.
Hagar currently owns a 20-15 overall singles ranking and a No. 48 national ranking. He went 11-11 at No. 1 singles for the Irish this season and was 7-11 against nationally ranked opponents. His best win of the season came on Senior Day on April 23 in a straight-set victory over then-No. 3 Petros Chrysocos.
Hagar’s selection marks the 12th straight season the Irish have sent a representative to the NCAA Singles Championship.
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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.