Bobby Bayliss, head coach of the Irish men's tennis team, is set to retire after 26 years at the helm.

Irish Men's Tennis Recruiting Class Ranked 10th In Country

Feb. 22, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s tennis recruiting class of three that was announced in November has earned a No. 10 national ranking by’s 2012 winter rankings, the website announced recently.

The rankings were determined by polling 17 top junior tennis experts from around the country.

Notre Dame had the highest ranking among BIG EAST teams, with rival Louisville one slot below in 11th place.

The three signees listed for the Irish are Quentin Monaghan, Kenneth Sabacinski and Alex Lawson, who are all five-star recruits.

Monoghan is the top-ranked player in New Jersey, the fifth-ranked player in the Middle Atlantic region and the 30th-ranked player nationally. He has won the last two Eastern Sectional tournaments he has played in, and finished seventh this past summer at the National Claycourt and Hardcourt Championships.

Sabacinski is ranked ninth in the state of Florida, 20th in the Southeast and 74th nationally. He has consistently been one of the top five players in Florida for his age group and won the most recent Florida Sectional on Halloween weekend.

Lawson is ranked third in Arizona, 13th in the Southwest and 66th nationally. He recently represented the Southwest section at the U.S. Team Championships, playing No. 2 singles. The team advanced all the way to the semifinals of the tournament.

The 2012 version of the Notre Dame men’s tennis team returns to the friendly confines of Eck Tennis Pavilion on Sunday when it plays host to No. 58 Michigan State at 1 p.m. and BIG EAST rival Marquette at 5 p.m.