NOTRE DAME, Indiana — The Notre Dame Men’s Tennis team fell to two top-25 teams on the road this weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Lexington, Kentucky.
Friday, the Irish battled the No. 10 Volunteers, ultimately falling, 7-0. In doubles competition, Richard Ciamarra and Matt Gamble earned the victory, 7-5, but it wasn’t enough as the Vols captured the doubles point. Ciamarra, the sixth-ranked singles player in the country, lost a hard-fought match to Johannus Monday, who prevailed, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).
In Sunday’s action in Lexington, the Irish battled No. 21 Kentucky, but fell to the Wildcats, 7-0. In a battle of top-50 players, Ciamarra fell to No. 45 Liam Draxl, 6-4, 6-0. The Wildcats also earned the sweep on the doubles side, knocking off the first two Irish duos to clinch the doubles point.
#10 Tennessee Volunteers 7, Notre Dame Men’s Tennis 0
- #24 Adam Walton (UT) def. Axel Nefve (NDMTEN) 6-1, 6-4
- Johannus Monday (UT) def. #6 Richard Ciamarra (NDMTEN) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
- Martim Prata (UT) def. Tristan McCormick (NDMTEN) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
- Giles Hussey (UT) def. Matthew Che (NDMTEN) 6-3, 6-1
- Luca Wiedenmann (UT) def. Connor Fu (NDMTEN) 6-3, 6-4
- Pat Harper (UT) def. Brandon Ancona (NDMTEN) 6-3, 7-5
- Adam Walton/Pat Harper (UT) def. #19 Tristan McCormick/Axel Nefve (NDMTEN) 7-5
- Richard Ciamarra/Matt Gamble (NDMTEN) def. Johannus Monday/Martim Prata (UT) 7-5
- Giles Hussey/Mark Wallner (UT) def. Brandon Ancona/William Howells (NDMTEN) 6-4
#21 Kentucky 7, Notre Dame 0
- #45 Liam Draxl (UK) def. #6 Richard Ciamarra (NDMTEN) 6-4, 6-0
- Millen Hurrion (UK) def. Axel Nefve (NDMTEN) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
- #123 Joshua Lapadat (UK) def. Tristan McCormick (NDMTEN) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
- Gabriel Diallo (UK) def. Matthew Che (NDMTEN) 6-3, 6-2
- Cesar Bourgois (UK) def. Brandon Ancona (NDMTEN) 8-5
- Mathis Moysan (UK) def. Connor Fu (NDMTEN) 8-6
- Gabriel Diallo/Cesar Bourgois (UK) def. #19 Tristan McCormick/Axel Nefve (NDMTEN) 6-3
- Millen Hurrion/Ying-Ze Chen (UK) vs. Richard Ciamarra/Matt Gamble (NDMTEN) 5-3, unfinished
- Liam Draxl/Alexandre Leblanc (UK) def. William Howells/Brandon Ancona (NDMTEN) 6-2
The Irish will return home on Saturday, Feb. 13, to host Western Michigan at 3 p.m. ET at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.
While fans are unable to attend matches at the Eck due to health and safety protocol, live stats are available at UND.com/mediastats and live streaming is available at UND.com/tennisstream.