Casey Watt had two singles victories on day two of the Illinois Invitational.

Irish Earn Seven Wins At The Illinois Invitational

Sept. 19, 2009

CHICAGO, Ill. – The Irish men’s tennis team continued play at the Illinois/Olympia Fields Invitational on Saturday, participating in two sessions of singles play. The team earned seven singles wins, including two victories by sophomore Casey Watt (Gibsonia, PA/Pine-Richland).

Watt netted wins over two Miami Hurricanes, namely Carl Sundberg, 6-3, 6-4, and Christian Blocker, 6-3, 6-4.

Freshman Blas Moros (Boca Raton, FL/Pine Crest School) earned his second consecutive singles win to open his Irish career when he knocked-off Vahid Mirzadeh of Florida State in the morning session, 6-3, 6-3. Junior Stephen Havens (Cincinnati, OH/Hill Christian School) also earned a win in the morning session, downing Florida State’s Clint Bowles, 6-3, 6-1.

Juniors Tyler Davis (Nashville, TN/Father Ryan H.S.) and Daniel Stahl (Bethesda, MD/Walt Whitman H.S.) also had session I wins. Davis defeated Northwestern’s Joshua Graves, 7-5, 6-4 and Stahl downed Miami’s Christian Blocker, 6-0, 7-6 (5).

Junior Matt Johnson (Portage, MI/Portage Central H.S.) joined Watt as a winner in the afternoon session when he defeated Hector Nieto of Miami, 6-3, 6-4.

The Olympia Fields Invitational will conclude tomorrow, Sept. 20. Singles matches will begin at 9:00 a.m. Weather permitting, doubles action will get underway in the afternoon.

Results for day three can be accessed at:, while a recap of Notre Dame’s performance will be posted on

2009 Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational

Olympia Fields Country Club – Olympia Fields, Ill.

Sept. 19, 2009 – Day Two Results

Morning Singles Session

Blas Moros (ND) def. Vahid Mirzadeh (FSU) – 6-3, 6-3

Stephens Havens (ND) def. Clint Bowles (FSU) – 6-3, 6-1

Marek Czerwinski (ILL) def. Michael Moore (ND) – 6-3, 6-1

Casey Watt (ND) def. Carl Sundberg (UM) – 6-3, 6-4

Daniel Stahl (ND) def. Christian Blocker (UM) – 6-0, 7-6 (5)

Tyler Davis (ND) def. Joshua Graves (NW) – 7-5, 6-4

Hector Nieto (UM) def. Spencer Talmadge (ND) – 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4

Tobias Reitz (NW) def. Takashi Yoshii (ND) – 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Connor Roth (ILL) def. David Anderson (ND) – 6-2, 6-3

Abe Souza (ILL) def. Matt Johnson (ND) – 6-3, 7-6 (3)

Afternoon Singles Session

Jean-Yves Aubone (FSU) def. Stephen Havens (ND) – 6-1, 6-3

David Simon (UM) def. Blas Moros (ND) – 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Vahid Mirzadeh (FSU) def. Michael Moore (ND) – 6-4, 6-1

Connor Roth (ILL) def. Daniel Stahl (ND) – 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Casey Watt (ND) def. Christian Blocker (UM) – 6-3, 6-4

Dennis Nevolo (ILL) def. Tyler Davis (ND) – 6-0, 6-1

Abe Souza (ILL) def. Spencer Talmadge (ND) – 6-2, 6-2

Matt Johnson (ND) def. Hector Nieto (UM) – 6-3, 6-4

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