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Men's Tennis Set For First Round Of NCAA Championship
Head coach Bobby Bayliss has taken his Irish teams to 22 NCAA appearances in the last 23 years.
 
Head coach Bobby Bayliss has taken his Irish teams to 22 NCAA appearances in the last 23 years.

May 8, 2013

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The No. 28 University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team kicks off the 2013 NCAA Championship at 10 a.m. (ET) Friday when the Irish meet No. 37 Washington in Columbus, Ohio at No. 5 seed Ohio State’s Varsity Tennis Courts.

The winner of the first-ever matchup between the Irish and the Huskies will play the winner of the contest between the Buckeyes (31-2) and Cleveland State (12-11) at 12 p.m. Saturday. 

The Irish are making a return to Columbus for the NCAAs for the fifth time in the last six seasons, having also played there in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Notre Dame has participated in 22 NCAA Championships all-time, with all 22 appearances coming in the last 23 years under the watchful eye of ITA Hall of Fame head coach Bobby Bayliss.  

Notre Dame has reached the round of 16 in the NCAA Championships on seven occasions, highlighted by a runner-up finish in 1992 and a 1993 quarterfinal result. The Irish lost in the opening round in 2004, '05, '08 and '09, but reached the round of 16 in 2006 and '07.

Last year the Irish advanced to the second round in the Columbus regional, defeating No. 40 Vanderbilt, 4-3, before falling to the Buckeyes, 4-0.

The Irish are coming off their ninth BIG EAST Championship, as it defeated St. John’s (4-0), Marquette (4-1) and then-No. 50 Louisville (4-0) to claim the crown. The squad also is riding a nine-match winning streak, which is the longest since the 2006-07 team won nine in a row and advanced to the NCAA Round of 16.

Junior Greg Andrews was named the championship’s most outstanding player and later earned a spot on the all-BIG EAST squad as well as BIG EAST Player of the Year accolades for the second year in a row. Also earning a spot on the all-BIG EAST team were senior Blas Moros, freshman Quention Monaghan and junior Billy Pecor. Monaghan was named the league’s freshman of the year, while Bayliss earned coach of the year honors for the eighth time in the BIG EAST.


 

 

Washington (17-11) is making its 19th consecutive appearance in the NCAA field and has reached five Sweet 16’s under veteran coach Matt Anger. The Huskies advanced to the second round of the Pac 12 Championship and are led by No. 17 Kyle McMorrow, who went 21-3 in dual matches.  

Fans can follow Friday’s match through the live stats link on UND.com. Tickets for each match are $6 for adults and $4 for senior citizens, students and children.

Opening Serve

Notre Dame owned the BIG EAST Men's Tennis Player of the Week award this spring season, winning nine of the 13 awards the league office announced ... junior Greg Andrews has won five times, fellow junior Billy Pecor has won twice and senior Blas Moros and freshman Quentin Monaghan has won once each.

The victory over Louisville in the BIG EAST Championship gave the Irish nine wins over teams that are ranked in the May 2 ITA poll - No. 22 Michigan, No. 26 Illinois, No. 32 Memphis, No. 43 Michigan State, No. 47 Louisville (2), No. 54 Cornell, No. 60 Wisconsin and No. 72 USF.

All of Notre Dame's seven losses this season are to teams ranked in the top 45 of this week's ITA poll, including four teams in the top 25 ... the losses were to No. 4 USC, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 8 Kentucky, No. 9 Duke, No. 27 Harvard, No. 36 Northwestern and No. 42 Boise State ... four of the seven losses have come in 4-3 setbacks.

Notre Dame is 4-5 when losing the doubles point ... three of the four wins have come over ranked foes - Michigan, Wisconsin and Cornell ... the Irish are 15-2 when winning the doubles point ... the two losses came at Kentucky and to Boise State at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic. 

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All Day
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Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
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All Day
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October 8
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 8
All Day
Bobby Bayliss Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
October 9
All Day
Bobby Bayliss Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
October 9
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 10
All Day
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Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 20
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 21
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 22
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 23
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 24
All Day
ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
October 28
All Day
ITF Futures
Birmingham, Ala.
October 29
All Day
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Birmingham, Ala.
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Birmingham, Ala.
November 3
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Birmingham, Ala.
November 3
All Day
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Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 4
All Day
Cleveland State Invitational
Cleveland, Ohio (Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion)
November 4
All Day
Gopher Invitational
Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)
November 4
All Day
USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 5
All Day
Cleveland State Invitational
Cleveland, Ohio (Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion)
November 5
All Day
Gopher Invitational
Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)
November 5
All Day
USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 6
All Day
USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Flushing, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
November 6
All Day
Gopher Invitational
Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)
November 6
All Day
Cleveland State Invitational
Cleveland, Ohio (Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion)
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)
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TBA
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TBD
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TBA
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TBD
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TBA
ACC Championships
TBD
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TBA
ACC Championships
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TBA
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