Eric Schnurrenberger is one of eight Irish student-athletes moving on at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships at the University of Michigan.

Bevy Of Irish Advance at Midwest Regional Championships

Oct. 17, 2014


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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Eight University of Notre Dame men’s tennis players are a step closer to securing titles as the competition continues at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships at the Varsity Tennis Center at the University of Michigan.

On Friday, four Fighting Irish student-athletes locked bids into the second round of the main singles draw. Alex Lawson overcame a marathon first set against Cleveland State’s Joe VanMeter, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 7-5, while Eric Schnurrenberger similarly dispatched Illinois’ Toshiki Matsuya 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-4. Josh Hagar felled Brian Page (Illinois) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 and Eddy Covalschi beat Mark Singnil (Toledo), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

The Irish saw a quartet of tandems advance to the second round of the doubles draw. The second-seeded duo of Alex Lawson and Billy Pecor dropped Patryk Kocielski and Chance Conley (Detroit) 8-4, while No. 9 seeded pair Eddy Covalschi and Josh Hagar defeated Gleb Sklyr and Scott Christian (Marquette) by the same score. Meanwhile, Wyatt McCoy and Kenneth Sabacinski outlasted Andres Cobos and Daniel Cardenas (IPFW), 8-4, and Drew Dawson and Eric Schnurrenberger beat Michigan State’s Alexander Kim and Doug Zade, 8-3.

The action continues at 8 a.m. on Saturday with the second and third rounds of the main singles draw, followed by the second and third rounds of the doubles draw.

To track the Irish players’ progress at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships, stay tuned to, and Twitter (@NDMensTennis).

Live stats and live video are both available through the tournament central link at the top of the article. It’s recommended to use Internet Explorer to follow live stats.

Thursday Matches

Singles Qualifying Draw

First Round

Brendon Kempin def. Rafael Orantes (Detroit), 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Wyatt McCoy def. Andres Cabos (IPFW), 6-4, 6-3

Billy Pecor def. Michael Savaglio (Valparaiso), 6-1, 6-1

Alp Horoz (NU) def. Michael Fredericka, 3-6, 4-6

Charlie Ernhardt (Valparaiso) def. Drew Dawson, 3-6, 1-6

Second Round

Alberto Zanotti (NU) def. Brendon Kempin, 0-6, 1-6

Billy Pecor def. Daniel Cardenas (IPFW), 6-1, 6-2

Michael Sinha (Wisconsin) def. Wyatt McCoy, 3-6, 6-4, 4-6

Friday Matches

Singles Qualifying Draw


Patryk Kocielski (Detroit), def. Billy Pecor, 6-4, 6-4

Singles Main Draw

Alex Lawson def. Joe VanMeter (Cleveland State), 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 7-5

Eric Schnurrenberger def. Toshiki Matsuya (Illinois), 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-4

Josh Hagar def. Brian Page (Illinois), 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Runhao Hua (Michigan) def. Kenneth Sabacinski, 2-6, 0-6

Eddy Covalschi def. Mark Singnil (Toledo), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Doubles Main Draw

First Round

Wyatt McCoy / Kenneth Sabacinski def. Andres Cobos / Daniel Cardenas (IPFW), 8-4

Teofanovic / Dykema (Marquette) def. Dougie Barnard / Brendon Kempin, 5-8

Drew Dawson / Eric Schnurrenberger def. Alexander Kim / Doug Zade (MSU), 8-3

Johnson / Leusink (DePaul) def. Michael Fredericka / Nicolas Montoya, 4-8

Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar def. Gleb Sklyr / Scott Christian (Marquette), 8-3

Alex Lawson / Billy Pecor def. Patryck Kocielski / Chance Conley (Detroit), 8-4

Saturday Matches

Singles Main Draw

Second Round (followed by Round of 16)

Alex Lawson vs. Jared Hiltzik (Illinois), 8 a.m.

Eric Schnurrenberger vs. Herkko Pollanen (OSU), 8 a.m.

Josh Hagar vs. Brett Forman (MSU), 8 a.m.

Eddy Covalschi vs. Mihir Kumar (NU), 9:30 a.m.

Doubles Main Draw

Second Round (followed by Round of 16)

Wyatt McCoy / Kenneth Sabacinski vs. Steinbach / Metka (Ohio State)

Drew Dawson / Eric Schnurrenberger vs. Baev / Shropshire (Northwestern)

Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar vs. Sisko / Singnil (Toledo)

Alex Lawson / Billy Pecor vs. Fernandez / Tehrani (Marquette)

–Joanne Norell, Media Relations Assistant