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Gamble Named Most Outstanding Player At Bobby Bayliss Invite

Oct. 8, 2017


By Joanne Norell

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team closed out a successful weekend of tournament play Sunday, claiming three all-tournament team spots and a bevy of wins hosting the Bobby Bayliss Invitational.

Sophomore Matt Gamble was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after going 4-0 in singles on the weekend playing all A-cut matches. Joining him on the four-man all-tournament team were junior Grayson Broadus (3-0 in A matches), freshman William Howells (4-0) and Northwestern’s Chris Ephron (4-0).

The Irish went 9-2 in singles on the day, putting an exclamation point on a weekend in which Irish players were 29-14 in singles overall. They were also 4-2 in doubles on Sunday to finish the weekend 6-2 overall.

The Irish are next slated to compete at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, running Oct. 19-23 at Michigan.

Bobby Bayliss Invitational
Eck Tennis Pavilion
Notre Dame, Ind.
Oct. 6-8, 2017
Singles – Sunday
Matt Gamble (ND) def. Maik Steiner (WMU) 6-4, 6-4
Grayson Broadus (ND) def. Clement Filho (UL) 7-6, 6-2
Eric Olivarez (WMU) def. Drew Dawson (ND) 6-2, 6-3
Brendon Kempin (ND) def. Turner Voges (Memphis) 7-6, 7-6
William Howells (ND) def. Mattias Siimar (UM) 4-6, 6-4,11-9
Guillermo Cabrera (ND) def. Kristofer Siimar (UM) 6-3, 6-1
Richard Ciamarra (ND) def. Brandon Lam (IU) 6-3, 4-6, 12-10
Tristan McCormick (ND) def. Jonas Larsen (IOWA) 6-2, 6-2
Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Piotr Smietana (IOWA) 3-6, 6-4, 10-6
Daniel Rayl (ND) def. AJ Joshi (NU) 6-7, 6-3, 10-3
Brandon Lancaster (UL) def. Paul Gota (ND) 7-6, 7-5
Doubles – Sunday
Richard Ciamarra / Matt Gamble (ND) def. Daniel Soyfer / Martim Vilela (UW) 6-3
Paul Gota / Guillermo Cabrera (ND) def. Chase Colton / Robert Krill (UW) 6-4
Conor Somers / Drew Dawson (ND) def. Darius Mackenzie / Alan Sweet (UW) 6-1
Kristofer Siimar / Mattias Siimar (UM) def. William Howells / Brendon Kempin (ND) 6-4
Grayson Broadus / Tristan McCormick (ND) def. Brandon Lam / Zac Brodney (IU) 6-4
Jonas Larsen / Piotr Smietana (IOWA) def. Nathan Griffin / Daniel Rayl 7-6
Singles – Saturday
Richard Ciamarra (ND) def. Daniel Soyfer (UW) 5-7, 6-2,10-5
Clement Filho (UL) def. Brendon Kempin (ND) 7-5, 3-6,10-5
Grayson Broadus (ND) def. Mattias Siimar (UM) 6-4, 6-4
Maik Steiner (WMU) def. Guillermo Cabrera (ND) 6-4, 6-3
Brandon Lam (IU) def. Tristan McCormick (ND) 7-5, 3-6, 10-2
Matt Gamble (ND) def. Piotr Smietana (IOWA) 6-0, 6-4
Felix Rauch (Memphis) def. Daniel Rayl (ND) 6-2, 6-2
William Howells (ND) def. Martim Vilela (MARQ) 6-1, 6-2
Chris Ephron (NU) def. Nathan Griffin (ND) 6-3, 6-2
Drew Dawson (ND) def. Shakeel Manji (Memphis) 6-3, 6-7, 11-9
Conor Somers (ND) def. Eddie Griesedieck (MARQ) 2-6, 6-4, 10-3
Maik Steiner (WMU) def. Richard Ciamarra (ND) 3-6, 6-2, 11-9
Daniel Soyfer (UW) def. Brendon Kempin (ND) 6-1, 6-4
Mattias Siimar (UM) def. Guillermo Cabrera (ND) 6-1, 7-5
Daniel Rayl (ND) def. Jasper Koenen (MSU) 6-3, 6-3
Conor Somers (ND) def. Scott Christian (MARQ) 6-4, 6-1
Matt Gamble (ND) def. Brandon Lam (IU) 4-6, 7-6, 10-4
Tristan McCormick (ND) def. Piotr Smietana (IOWA) 6-3, 6-3
William Howells (ND) def. Harrison Brown (UM) 6-2, 6-2
Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Martim Vilela (MARQ) 6-2, 7-5
Singles – Friday
Brendon Kempin (ND) def. Jonas Larsen (Iowa) 7-5, 7-6
Clement Filho (UL) def. Daniel Rayl (ND) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Grayson Broadus (ND) def. Jasper Koenen (MSU) 6-4, 6-2
Matt Gamble (ND) def. Chase Colton (UW) 7-5, 6-2
Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Ciro Lampasas (UL) 7-5, 7-5
Guillermo Cabrera (ND) def. Felix Rauch (Memphis) 6-2, 6-3
Richard Ciamarra (ND) def. Chris Patzanovsky (Memphis) 6-3,6- 4
Nick Schnobel (WMU) def. Drew Dawson (ND) 6-3, 6-2
Tristan McCormick (ND) def. Kristofer Siimar (UM) 6-4, 6-3
William Howells (ND) def. Afonso Salgado (IU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
Billy Shisler (MSU) def. Paul Gota (ND) 6-1, 6-7, 6-2
Alexander Kim (MSU) def. Conor Somers (ND) 6-1, 1-6, 6-4
Richard Ciamarra / Matt Gamble (ND) def. Harrison Brown / Mattias Siimar (UM) 6-3
Nathan Griffin / Daniel Rayl (ND) def. Ciro Lampasas / Brandon Lancaster (UL) 6-4


Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2014 and coordinates communications efforts for the Notre Dame men’s tennis, women’s tennis and fencing programs, in addition to overseeing production of the football Gameday Magazine. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University and earned her master’s degree from Georgetown University in 2013.