Daniel Stahl knocked-off a ranked opponent to earn his frist singles win of the 2009 open season

Irish Open Season At Illinois Invitational

Sept. 18, 2009

CHICAGO, Ill. – The Irish men’s tennis team played in ten singles matches and 10 doubles matches on day one of the Illinois/Olympia Fields Invitational on Friday, September 18. Junior captain Tyler Davis (Nashville, TN/Father Ryan H.S.) led the way with both a singles and doubles win for the Irish.

Davis earned his singles win over Tobias Reitz of Northwestern, 6-3, 6-1. Junior Daniel Stahl (Bethesda, MD/Walt Whitman H.S.) and freshman Blas Moros (Boca Raton, FL/Pine Crest School) also earned wins in singles play for the Irish. Stahl downed Illinois’ 24th-ranked Dennis Nevolo in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (6), while Moros defeated Clint Bowles of Florid State, 7-6 (3), 6-4, to earn his first career win with Notre Dame.

The Irish staff of head coach Bobby Bayliss and associate head coach Ryan Sachire put together five teams which each played two doubles matches on Friday. The teams included Davis and sophomore Casey Watt (Gibsonia, PA/Pine-Richland), junior Stephen Havens (Cincinnati, OH/Hill Christian School) and Stahl, freshman Spencer Talmadge (Hillsborough, CA/Junipero Serra) and junior Matt Johnson (Portage, MI/Portage Central H.S.), junior David Anderson (Sandwich, MA/Sandwich H.S.) and Moros as well as senior Takashi Yoshii (Tokyo, Japan/The American School in Japan) and freshman Michael Moore ((Glenview, IL/Glenbrook South).

Davis and Watt claimed Notre Dame’s lone doubles win in a closely contested match versus Christian Blocker and Carl Sundberg of Miami, 9-8 (3).

The Olympia Fields Invitational will continue tomorrow, Sept. 19. Singles matches will be played from 9:00 a.m. to noon, followed by an hour break before additional singles matches begin at 1:00 p.m. Results can be accessed at: http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/m-tennis/OFCCILLInvite_Schedule.htm, while a recap of Notre Dame’s performance will be posted on und.com.

2009 Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational Olympia Fields Country Club – Olympia Fields, Ill. Sept. 18, 2009 – Day One Results


Tyler Davis / Casey Watt (ND) def. Christian Blocker / Carl Sundberg (UM) – 9-8 (3)

Clint Bowles / Connor Smith (FSU) def. Stephen Havens / Daniel Stahl (ND) – 8-5

Dennis Nevolo / Marek Czerwinski (ILL) def. Spencer Talmadge / Matt Johnson (ND) – 8-2

David Simon / Hector Nieto (UM) def. David Anderson / Blas Moros (ND) – 8-4

Abe Souza / Connor Roth (ILL) def. Michael Moore / Takashi Yoshii (ND) – 8-4

Jean-Yves Aubone / Vahid Mirzadeh (FSU) def. Tyler Davis / Casey Watt (ND) – 8-3

Dennis Nevolo / Marek Czerwinski (ILL) def. Stephen Havens / Daniel Stahl (ND) – 8-4

Clint Bowles / Connor Smith (FSU) def. Michael Moore / Takashi Yoshii (ND) – 8-1

Christian Blocker / Hector Nieto (UM) def. Spencer Talmadge / Matt Johnson (ND) – 8-4

Abe Souza / Connor Roth (ILL) def. David Anderson / Blas Moros (ND) – 8-4


Carl Sundberg (UM) def. Stephen Havens (ND) – 6-2, 6-4

Jean-Yves Aubone (FSU) def. Casey Watt (ND) – 6-3, 6-4

Daniel Stahl (ND) def. Dennis Nevolo (ILL) – 6-4, 7-6 (6)

Blas Moros (ND) def. Clint Bowles (FSU) – 7-6 (3), 6-4

David Simon (UM) def. Michael Moore (ND) – 6-1, 6-4

Tyler Davis (ND) def. Tobias Reitz (NW) – 6-3, 6-1

Marek Czerwinski (ILL) def. David Anderson (ND) – 6-1, 6-1

Connor Smith (FSU) def. Matt Johnson (ND) – 6-3, 6-3

Connor Roth (ILL) def. Spencer Talmadge (ND) – 6-2, 7-6 (4)

Hector Nieto (UM) def. Takashi Yoshii (ND) – 7-6 (0), 6-3

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