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Irish Duo Falls In ITA All-American Quartefinals

Oct. 8, 2016

Complete Results

By Joanne Norell

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — A remarkable run came to an end for University of Notre Dame men’s tennis seniors Eddy Covalschi and Josh Hagar on Saturday at the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships at the Case Tennis Center at the University of Tulsa.

The Irish duo fell to third-ranked Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim of Wake Forest, 6-0, 6-1, after winning six straight matches to open the fall slate. By advancing to the quarterfinal, however, Covalschi and Hagar earned automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship, held in November at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York.

In singles, Hagar split the day in the consolation bracket, winning his first match over No. 69 JC Aragone of Virginia, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4, to advance to the consolation quarterfinal before falling to Mississippi State’s No. 43 Nuno Borges.

Back on their home court, the balance of the Irish team wrapped up Day 2 of the Bobby Bayliss Invitational, playing two rounds of singles and a doubles match. The Irish went 7-9 in singles Saturday, with freshman Guillermo Cabrera going 2-0 on the day.

The Irish will wrap up play Sunday with a round each of singles and doubles, beginning at 9 a.m. ET.

ITA All-American Championships
Oct. 1-10, 2016
Case Tennis Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Main Draw Doubles
No. 3 Skander Mansouri / Christian Seraphim (WF) def. No. T-26 Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (ND), 6-0, 6-1
Round of 16
No. T-26 Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (ND) def. No. 15 Hayden Sabatka / Bart Van Leijsen (NMU), 7-6(6), 1-6, 10-6
Round of 32
No. T-26 Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (ND) def. No. 8 [5-8] Tommy Bennett / David Warren (RICE), 6-4 6-4
Main Draw Singles
No. 13 [9-16] Florian Lakat (CAL) def. No. 70 Josh Hagar (ND), 6-4, 6-2
Main Draw Singles Consolation
No. 43 Nuno Borges (MSU) def. No. 70 Josh Hagar (ND), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Round of 16
No. 70 Josh Hagar (ND) def. No. 69 JC Aragone (UVA), 7-6, 4-6, 6-4
Round of 32
No. 70 Josh Hagar (ND) def. No. 14 Nicolas Alvarez (DUKE), 7-5, 6-0
Qualifying Singles
Third Round
No. 70 [12] Josh Hagar (ND) def. No. 80 Jack Findel-Hawkins (UNF), 6-2, 6-4
Second Round
No. 70 [12] Josh Hagar (ND) def. Luca Corintelli (UVA) 6-2, 6-3
First Round
No. 70 [12] Josh Hagar (ND) def. Max Lunkin (TAMU), 6-1, 6-3
No. 68 [11] Mitch Stewart (UW) def. Eddy Covalschi (ND), 6-2, 6-3
Qualifying Singles Consolation
Raheel Manji (IU) def. Eddy Covalschi (ND), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Qualifying Doubles
Round of 16
No. T-26 [1] Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (ND) def. No. 42 Alex Gasson / Yannik James (DEN), 4-6, 6-2, 1-0(4)
Round of 32
No. T-26 [1] Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (ND) def. Thibualt Forget / Logan Smith (USC), 7-5, 7-5
Round of 64
No. T-26 [1] Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (ND) def. Egbert Weverink / Joe Woolley (Utah), 7-5, 6-0
Pre-Qualifying Singles
Round of 256
Alex Lebedev (ND) def. Victor Pereira (EMU), 6-1, 6-3
Round of 128
Hady Habib (TAMU) def. Alex Lebedev (ND), 6-4, 6-2
Bobby Bayliss Invitational
Oct. 7-9, 2016
Courtney Tennis Center
Notre Dame, Indiana
Saturday Results
Guillermo Cabrera (ND) def. Jan Pallares (MEM), 7-5, 6-3
Guillermo Cabrera (ND) def. Christian Lakoseljac (PSU), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Brendon Kempin (ND) def. Aws Laaribi (PSU), 6-1, 6-2
Johnathan Small (ND) def. Daniel Soyfer (WIS) 6-4, 6-2
Alex Lebedev (ND) def. George Hedley (UL), 6-1, 6-4
Matt Gamble (ND) def. Clement Filho (UL), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
Daniel Rayl (ND) def. Aws Laaribi (PSU), 7-5, 4-6, 6-0
No. 84 Jathan Malik (UM) def. Alex Lebedev (ND), 6-3, 6-4
Davis Crocker (UM) def. Matt Gamble (ND), 6-3, 6-3
Chema Carranza (WIS) def. Daniel Rayl (ND) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Shakeel Manji (MEM) DEF. Drew Dawson (ND) 4-6, 7-6, 7-6
Gabriel Nemeth (PSU) def. Nathan Griffin (ND), 6-4, 6-2
Myles Schalet (UM) def. Brendon Kempin (ND), 6-4, 7-5
Chema Carranza (WIS) def. Johnathan Small (ND), 6-0, 6-2
Brandon Lancaster (UL) def. Nathan Griffin (ND), 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
Zac Brodney (IU) def. Drew Dawson (ND), 7-6, 3-6, 6-3
Jathan Malik / Myles Schalet (UM) def. Matt Gamble / Alex Lebedev (ND), 8-3
Friday Results
Rockne Flight
Alex Lebedev (ND) def. Chase Colton (WIS), 6-4, 6-1
George Hedley (UL) def. Matt Gamble (ND), 6-4, 6-4
Oliver Sec (IU) def. Guillermo Cabrera (ND), 6-3, 7-6
Leahy Flight
Daniel Rayl (ND) def. Jason Kerst (IOWA), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Johnathan Small (ND) def. Afonso Salgado (IU), 6-7, 6-4, 6-2
Brendon Kempin (ND) def. Osgar O’Hoisin (WIS), 6-4, 6-2
Parseghian Flight
Drew Dawson (ND) def. Brandon Shanklin (MARQ) 6-2, 6-3
Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Alexander Warstler (MARQ), 6-4, 6-0
Holtz Flight
Stefan Lugonjic / Afonso Salgado (IU) def. Brendon Kempin / Grayson Broadus (ND), 8-4
Pallares / Patzanovsky (Memphis) def. Daniel Rayl / Johnathan Small (ND), 8-1
Darius Mackenzie / John Zordani (WIS) def. Matt Gamble / Guillermo Cabrera (ND), 8-5
George Hedley / Sean Donohue (UL) def. Matt Gamble / Johnathan Small (ND), 8-2
Jathan Malik / Runhao Hua (UM) def. Brendon Kempin / Alex Lebedev (ND), 8-1
Mackenzie Stearns / Greg Anderson (MARQ) def. Conor Somers / Guillermo Cabrera (ND), 8-3
Kelly Flight
Andre Romanello / Brandon Shanklin (MARQ) def. Conor Somers / Drew Dawson (ND), 8-7(8)
Daniel Rayl / Drew Dawson (ND), bye

— ND —

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.