Notre Dame men’s tennis is aiming to win it all for the third year in a row at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Fort Worth, Texas starting on Saturday at 11 a.m. CT against Arizona. The second matchup of the weekend will be determined by a win or a loss whether ND is in the consolation or championships.
IN THE PAST
In 2018, ND defeated the host team, Texas, 4-3 to advance to the finals with Minnesota, ultimately pulling out a 4-1 win. It was deja vu in 2019 as the Irish swept Vanderbilt 4-0 to move on to the finals. Irish went up against the host team, Oklahoma to pull out the 4-2 victory to claim it all once again. Notre Dame looks for a Kick-Off Weekend 3-peat and a ticket to the ITA Indoor National Championships on February 14.
Within the past 10 years, Notre Dame has not met Arizona, TCU or FAU in regular-season play. The Irish are looking to set a precedent with these three teams by securing the championship victory this weekend.
|Notre Dame vs. Arizona at 11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET||Men’s consolation at 10 a.m. CT/11 a.m. ET|
|TCU vs. FAU at 2 p.m. CT/3 p.m. ET||Men’s championship at 2 p.m. CT/3 p.m. ET|
Irish continue the roadstead for about 3 weeks including the ITA Kick-Off Weekend before ND potentially hosts another matchup. The upcoming road showdowns are February 1 at 3 p.m. ET vs. Indiana, February 7 at 12 p.m. ET vs. Boston College, and hopefully the ITA National Indoor Championships on February 14 at Wisconsin. Irish will host Michigan on February 15 at 2 p.m. ET if ND does not punch a ticket for the ITA National Indoors.