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Irish Complete First Day Of Fall Competition

Sept. 15, 2017

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By Joanne Norell

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The first day of fall competition is in the books for the University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team, which competed on each coast today to kick off the tournament slate.


The Irish contingent went 2-2 in group play on Friday, with sophomore Guillermo Cabrera defeating a USTA junior member in three sets and freshman Tristan McCormick upending Oklahoma freshman Stefano Tsorotiosis 7-6(4), 6-3 for his first collegiate win. In doubles, the duo teamed up to defeat California’s Bjorn Hoffman and Jack Molloy 7-5.

The Napa Valley Classic consists of three days of group play followed by a wild-card shoot-out (one 10-point tiebreaker set) on Sunday to determine the tournament’s singles winner. The winner will receive a bid to an upcoming USTA tournament.


The Irish went 3-5 in singles at Harvard and won one of four doubles matches on the day. Freshman Richard Ciamarra earned his first collegiate win over Wisconsin’s Chema Carranza, 6-2, 6-2. Additionally sophomore Johnathan Small defeated Martim Vilela of Wisconsin, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, and classmate Conor Somers also downed Badger Darius Mackenzie in three sets, 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-0.

In doubles, Ciamarra and fellow rookie William Howells defeated Vilela and Chase Colton of Wisconsin in an 8-4 pro-set decision.

Napa Valley Classic
Meadowood Napa Valley Resort
Napa Valley, Calif.
Sept. 15-17
Friday (Singles Group Play)
Group 2
Guillermo Cabrera (ND) def. Lee (USTA) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Group 5
AJ Catanzariti (TAMU) def. Alex Lebedev (ND) 6-4, 6-7(8), 6-1
Group 6
Jake DeVine (USC) def. Matt Gamble (ND) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Group 7
Tristan McCormick (ND) def. Stefano Tsorotiosis (OU) 7-6(4), 6-3
Guillermo Cabrera / Tristan McCormick (ND) def. Bjorn Hoffman / Jack Molloy (CAL) 7-5
Dale / Martin (USTA) def. Guillermo Cabrera / Tristan McCormick (ND) 6-1
No. 39 Billy Griffith / J.T. Nishimura (CAL) def. Matt Gamble / Alex Lebedev (ND) 6-2

Chowder Fest
Murr Center Tennis Courts
Cambridge, Mass.
Sept. 15-17
Flight 3
Richard Ciamarra (ND) def. Chema Carranza (UW), 6-2, 6-2
Flight 4
Osgar O’Hoisin (UW) def. Brendon Kempin (ND), 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
Flight 5
Chase Colton (UW) def. Grayson Broadus (ND) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5)
Flight 6
Daniel Soyfer (UW) def. William Howells (ND) 6-3, 7-6 (5)
Robert Krill (UW) def. Daniel Rayl (ND) 6-4, 0-6, 6-4
Johnathan Small (ND) def. Martim Vilela (UW), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Connor Somers (ND) def. Darius Mackenzie (UW), 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-0
Alan Sweet (UW) def. Drew Dawson (ND), 6-2, 6-7, 6-2
Flight 2
Lamar Remy / Osgar O’Hoison (UW) def. No. 38 Grayson Broadus / Brendon Kempin (ND), 8-5
Flight 3
William Howells / Richard Ciamarra (ND) def. Chase Colton / Martim Vilela (UW), 8-4
Flight 4
Daniel Soyfer / Robert Krill (UW) def. Daniel Rayl / Drew Dawson (ND), 8-2
Alan Sweet / Darius Mackenzie (UW) def. Johnathan Small / Conor Somers (ND) 8-7


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.