Jan. 22, 2011
Williamsburg, Va. – The Fighting Irish men’s tennis team earned a 6-1 victory over William & Mary to open the 2011 season.
The Irish dominated the Tribe when they won five singles and three doubles competitions. Stephen Havens (Cincinnati, Ohio/Hill Christian) and Sam Keeton (Kansas City, Mo./Pembroke Hill) each posted 6-3, 6-1 victories when competing at No.1 and No.5 singles, respectively.
Competing at No.2 singles, Casey Watt (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) also recorded a win to open his junior campaign, posting 6-3, 5-2 (retired) in a victory over the Tribe’s Ben Guthrie. Adding another point for the Irish, Blas Moros (Boca Raton, Fla./Pine Crest School) earned a singles win as he made quick work of Adrian Vodislav at No. 6 singles 6-0, 6-1, the same opponent he faced in 2010.
William and Mary got on the board when Jamie Whiteford defeated Greg Andrews (Richland, Mich./Gull Lake) 1-6, 6-3, 10-7, but it wasn’t enough to limit the Irish.
Notre Dame’s doubles play mimicked that of singles action as the Irish won all three matches. At No. 1 doubles Stephen Havens and Tyler Davis downed Sebastien Vidal and Jamie Whiteford 8-4. Niall Fitzgerald (Wicklow, Ireland/Blackrock College) and Spencer Talmadge (Hillsborough, Calif./Junipero Serra) recorded an 8-5 victory over the duo of Anton Andersson and Ben Guthrie.
Closing out doubles play, Greg Andrews (Richland, Mich./Gull Lake) and Watt battled and secured the doubles point against Ilja Orrie and Adrian Vodislav, winning 8-7.
The Irish are slated to take on Virginia on Sunday, Jan. 23 in Charlottesville, Va. Check back with und.com for results and a full recap of the competition.
#36 Notre Dame 6, #75 William and Mary 1
No. 1 – #71 Stephen Havens (ND) def. Anton Andersson (W&M) – 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 – #104 Casey Watt (ND) def. Ben Guthrie (W&M) – 6-3, 5-2, retire
No. 3 – Daniel Stahl (ND) def. Sebastien Vidal (W&M) – 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 – Jamie Whiteford (W&M) def. Greg Andrews (ND) – 1-6, 6-3, 10-7lse
No. 5 – Sam Keeton (ND) def. Ben Hoogland (W&M) – 6-2, 6-2 No. 6 – Blas Moros (ND) def. Adrian Vodislav (W&M) – 6-3, 6-0
No. 1 – #47 Havens/Davis (ND) def. Vidal/Whiteford (W&M) – 8-4
No. 2 – Fitzgerald/Talmadge (ND) def. Andersson/Guthrie (W&M) – 8-5
No. 3 – Andrews/Watt (ND) def. Orrie/Vodislav (W&M) – 8-7 (1)