Sept. 16, 2016
By Joanne Norell
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team wrapped up the first day of fall competition Friday with 10 Irish student-athletes seeing action on the opening day of Chowdah Fest at the Beren Tennis Center at Harvard University.
Notre Dame, Harvard, Illinois and Texas A&M are competing at the three-day invitational, with each team facing a different opponent each day. The Irish matched up primarily with Texas A&M Friday, posting a 4-3 singles record and 2-2 doubles record against the Aggies. Overall, the Irish were 6-4 in singles and 3-2 in doubles (playing their remaining matches against Harvard.
See full results below.
The Irish will be back in action at 9 a.m. ET Saturday for the second day of action in Cambridge.
Sept. 16-18, 2016
No. 70 Josh Hagar (ND) def. AJ Catanzariti (TAMU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Alex Lebedev (ND) def. Aleksandre Bakshi (TAMU), 6-4, 6-1
Hady Habib (TAMU) def. Brendon Kempin (ND), 7-5, 6-7, 6-0
Max Lunkin (TAMU) def. Matt Gamble (ND) 6-3, 7-5
Guillermo Cabrera (ND) def. James Martell (TAMU), 6-2, 6-3
Johnathan Small (ND) def. Frankie Colunga (TAMU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Kevin Lam (TAMU) def. Daniel Rayl (ND), 7-6, 6-2
Logan Weber (HU) def. Nathan Griffin (ND) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Drew Dawson (ND) def. Samuel Beren (HU), 6-2, 6-3
Conor Somors (ND) def. Xavier Gonzalez (HU), 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Alex Lebedev / Josh Hagar (ND) def. AJ Catanzariti / Max Lunkin (TAMU), 6-2
Hady Habib / Aleksandre Bakshi (TAMU) def. Eddy Covalschi / Johnathan Small (ND), 6-3
Eddy Covalschi / Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Logan Weber / Kenny Tao (HU), 6-2
Frankie Colunga / James Martell (TAMU) def. Brendon Kempin / Matt Gamble (ND), 6-3
Drew Dawson / Conor Somers (ND) def. Grant Solomon / Andy Zhou (HU), 6-1
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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 women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and fencing programs. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, and earned her master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University in 2013.