Oct. 4, 2013
TULSA, Okla. --- Notre Dame men's tennis standout Greg Andrews split his two matches on Oct. 3, day one of the ITA All-American Championships hosted by the University of Tulsa at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
The no. 31-ranked Andrews defeated South Carolina's Tsvetan Mihov in the first round of the main draw, 6-4, 7-6 (3). Mihov was seeded 11th in the tournament and is ranked no. 14 in the country. Andrews then fell in a close second-round match to Dane Webb (no. 44) of Oklahoma, (6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3). The loss ended his run in the championships.
At last year's tournament, Andrews was the only Notre Dame player to compete, but this year he was joined by senior Ryan Bandy and sophomores Eric Schnurrenberger and Quentin Monaghan, all of whom played earlier in the week. Head coach Ryan Sachire said this tournament was a valuable opportunity for his four players and that they will use their experience to improve as the season goes on.
"While you always believe that you can do better, we are pleased with the results from our players this past week at the ITA All-American Championships," Sachire said. "Each of them experienced success and also came away with a very clear idea of what he needs to improve in order to make the next step in his development. We will attack these areas over the next two weeks in practice in order to be better at our upcoming Regional Championships."
The rest of the Irish squad starts play at the Bobby Bayliss Invitational today at 2 p.m. at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. Notre Dame will be joined by opposing teams Cleveland State, Western Michigan, Michigan State and Louisville.
--Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant