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Irish Flash Strength On Day 2 At Gopher Invitational

Nov. 5, 2016

By Joanne Norell

MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team showed strength up and down the line Saturday as play continued at the Gopher Invitational at the University of Minneapolis.

The Irish went 5-2 overall in doubles on the day and 11-9 in singles, including 11-5 in the event’s main Gold Flight.

All Irish participants won at least once in singles or doubles on the day. Sophomores Grayson Broadus and Nathan Griffin combined to defeat Drakes Calum MacGeogh and Ben Wood 6-0 in doubles, then each won their two singles matches. Broadus defeated MacGeogh 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, as well as Josh Pompan from Penn 1-6, 6-1, 6-3. Griffin defeated Wood 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 and Penn’s Thomas Spratt 7-6(2), 6-2.

Freshman Matt Gamble also picked up three victories, defeating Pompan and Spratt 7-5 in doubles with partner Alex Lebedev and upending Spratt 6-3, 7-6(4) and Wichita State’s Miroslav Herzan 1-6, 7-6(3), 7-6(6). Junior Brendon Kempin was similarly successful. He defeated Herzan and Haru Inoue 6-3 with sophomore Daniel Rayl in doubles and picked up wins over Herzan (2-6, 6-2, 6-2) and Boise State’s Harvey Shackleton (6-0, 6-4).

Play will resume Sunday at 9 a.m. ET Sunday, marking the final day of fall competition for the Irish.

Gopher Invitational
Baseline Tennis Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
November 4-6, 2016
Gold Flight
Grayson Broadus / Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Calum MacGeogh / Ben Wood (Drake) 6-0
Brendon Kempin / Daniel Rayl (ND) def. Miroslav Herzan / Haru Inoue (WSU) 6-3
Alex Lebedev / Matt Gamble (ND) def. Josh Pompan / Thomas Spratt (Penn) 7-5
Crocker / Knight (UM) def. Guillermo Cabrera / Johnathan Small (ND) 6-2
Grayson Broadus (ND) def. Josh Pompan (Penn) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
Grayson Broadus (ND) def. Calum MacGeogh (Drake) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Thomas Spratt (Penn) 7-6(2), 6-2
Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Ben Wood (Drake) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Matt Gamble (ND) def. Miroslav Herzan (WSU) 1-6, 7-6(3), 7-6(6)
Matt Gamble (ND) def. Thomas Spratt (Penn) 6-3, 7-6(4)
Brendon Kempin (ND) def. Harvey Shackleton (BSU) 6-0, 6-4
Brendon Kempin (ND) def. Miroslav Herzan (WSU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
Johnathan Small (ND) def. Eli Ogilvy (MINN) 7-5, 6-1
Daniel Rayl (ND) def. Ryland McDermitt (BSU) 6-2, 6-2
Alex Lebedev (ND) def. Josh Pompan (Penn) 2-0, ret. inj.
Marino Alpeza (MINN) def. Guillermo Cabrera (ND) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
Haru Inoue (WSU) def. Alex Lebedev (ND) 6-7, 6-2, 6-0
Crocker (UM) def. Guillermo Cabrera (ND) 6-3, 6-2
Knight (UM) def. Johnathan Small (ND) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
Haru Inoue (WSU) def. Daniel Rayl (ND) 6-1, 6-2
Maroon Flight
Drew Dawson / Conor Somers (ND) def. Westergaard / Rapapport (Penn) 6-3
Stoica / Mendes (WSU) def. Drew Dawson / Conor Somers (ND) 6-4
Westergaard (Penn) def. Drew Dawson (ND) 7-5, 6-2
Rapapport (Penn) def. Conor Somers (ND) 6-3, 5-7, 10-8
Stoica (WSU) def. Drew Dawson (ND) 6-3, 6-2
Mendes (WSU) def. Conor Somers (ND) 7-5, 6-1

Gold Flight
Guillermo Cabrera / Johnathan Small (ND) def. Calum MacGeogh / Ben Wood (Drake) 6-4
Brendon Kempin / Daniel Rayl (ND) def. Harvey Shackleton / Ryland McDermitt (BSU) 6-1
Felix Corwin / Matic Spec (MINN) def. Grayson Broadus / Nathan Griffin (ND) 6-3
Justyn Levin / Stefan Millicevic (MINN) def. Matt Gamble / Alex Lebedev (ND) 6-4
Charlie Broom / Max Schmidt (DU) def. Brendon Kempin / Daniel Rayl (ND) 6-3
Josh Pompan / Thomas Spratt (Penn) def. Grayson Broadus / Nathan Griffin (ND) 6-3
Marino Alpeza / Eli Ogilvy (MINN) def. Guillermo Cabrera / Johnathan Small (ND) 6-2
Miroslav Herzan / Haru Inoue (WSU) def. Alex Lebedev / Matt Gamble (ND) 6-4
Matt Gamble (ND) def. Justyn Levin (MINN) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
Guillermo Cabrera (ND) def. Calum MacGeough (Drake) 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-2
Johnathan Small (ND) def. Ben Wood (Drake) 6-4, 7-5
Charlie Broom (DU) def. Brendon Kempin (ND) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Max Schmidt (DU) def. Daniel Rayl (ND) 6-2, 7-6(8)
Matic Spec (MINN) def. Grayson Broadus (ND) 6-3, 6-3
Felix Corwin (MINN) def. Nathan Griffin (ND) 6-1, 6-1
Stefan Millicevic (MINN) def. Alex Lebedev (ND) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
Maroon Flight
Jeremy Lynn / Jesse Sprinkel (MINN) def. Drew Dawson / Conor Somers (ND) 2-1
Drew Dawson (ND) def. Jeremy Lynn (MINN) 6-1, 6-1
Jesse Sprinkel (MINN) def. Conor Somers (ND) 6-2, 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.