March 6, 2013
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – In helping the Irish to a victory at then-No. 59 Wisconsin last Saturday, University of Notre Dame men’s tennis player Greg Andrews has been named BIG EAST Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.
Andrews won at No. 1 singles and doubles Saturday as the then-No. 29 Irish took down the Badgers, 5-2, for their fourth ranked win of the season. In doubles the Richland, Mich., native teamed with senior Spencer Talmadge to drop Billy Berta and Alexander Kostanov, 8-6. In singles Andrews topped Bertha in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3.
He has now won the award six times in the last two seasons.
The reigning BIG EAST Men’s Player of the Year, Andrews is ranked No. 97 in the country by the ITA and sits 7-5 in singles and 5-6 in doubles during the spring campaign. All five of his losses at one singles have come to nationally ranked competitors.
Last night Andrews and the No. 27 Irish beat No. 13 Illinois at Eck Tennis Pavilion, 4-1.
Notre Dame returns to action March 15-17 when it heads to Montgomery, Ala., for the elite Blue Gray National Tennis Classic.
BIG EAST Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Greg Andrews – Jan. 22, Feb. 12, March 5
Quentin Monaghan – Jan. 29
Billy Pecor – Feb. 19