Sept. 4, 2014
FLUSHING, N.Y. — Former Notre Dame men’s tennis standout Greg Andrews was one of eight men’s collegiate players invited to compete in the inaugural American Collegiate Invitational at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Today, Andrews went head to head with Peter Kobelt of Ohio State, who finished the 2014 season ranked eighth in the country.
“The chance to put the ND on the chest one more time was more than I could have asked for,” Andrews said. “It was a great experience. I knew it was going to be a high talent group of guys, so to be able to go out one more time and compete against some of the top college guys was great.”
Andrews and Kobelt went to a tiebreaker in the first set, which Kobelt ultimately won. After getting broken early in the second set, Andrews lost the match, 7-6 (3), 6-4. The two players also went head to head back in February, a match that Kobelt won in three sets that all went to tiebreakers.
“I always know it’s going to be close when I play Peter,” Andrews said after the match. “We always have really tight matches. He served really well today, and I got broken early in the second and he never let me get back into that set. But I thought it was a good match.”
Andrews called the event “one of the best I’ve ever been a part of” and hopes that it gave tennis fans an idea of how much talent exists at the collegiate level. He returns to Notre Dame this year to earn his Masters of Science in Accountancy.
–Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant