Oct. 26, 2003
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team continued play in the main draw of the ITA Midwest Championships today at Michigan State University. The Irish saw action in both singles and doubles, with senior Luis Haddock (Caguas, P.R./Notre Dame H.S.) and freshman Ryan Keckley (South Bend, Ind./St. Joseph’s H.S.) staying alive in the doubles portion.
In singles, senior tri-captains Haddock and Matthew Scott (Oakton, Va./International School of Paris) advanced to the round of 16. Haddock, seeded fourth in the main draw and ranked 64th in the nation, defeated Ohio State’s Brenton Contini in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. Scott outlasted Joey Atas, also of Ohio State, in a third set tiebreaker, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (6-4). Freshman Barry King (Dublin, Ireland/Gonzaga College) fell to Illinois’ Michael Calkins, ranked 62nd nationally, 6-2, 6-3.
Haddock dropped a 7-5, 6-4 decison to Pramrod Dabir of Illinois in the round of 16. Scott was eliminated by 14th-seeded Avery Ticer 6-2, 6-4 in the round of 16.
In doubles, Haddock and Keckley topped 8th-seeded Dabir and Ryler DeHeart of Illinois, 9-8 (10-2), in the round of 16, they advance to tomorrow’s the quarterfinals
Scott paired with tri-captain Brent D’Amico (Castle Rock, Colo./St. Stephen’s Episcopal School) to face off against Ticer for the second time of the day, this time in doubles action. Scott and D’Amico, seeded fifth in the main draw and ranked 50th nationally lost a tough 9-7 match to Ticer and Clay Estes.
ITA Midwest Championships
Singles — Round of 32
(4) #64 Luis Haddock (ND) d. Brenton Contini (OSU), 6-4, 6-2
(5) Matthew Scott (ND) d. Joey Atas (OSU), 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (6-4)
(2) #62 Mike Calkins (Ill.) d. Barry King (ND), 6-2, 6-3
Singles — Round of 16
Pramrod Dabir (Ill.) d. (4) #64 Luis Haddock (ND), 7-5, 6-2
(14) Avery Ticer (Minn.) d. (5) Matthew Scott (ND), 6-2, 6-4
Doubles — Round of 16
Haddock/Keckley (ND) d. (8) Pramrod Dabir/Ryler DeHeart (Ill.), 9-8 (10-2)
Clay Estes/Avery Ticer (Minn.) d. (5) #50 D’Amico/Scott (ND), 9-7
*seeds for main draw in parentheses
— ND —