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Irish Pair Roll Into Doubles Quarterfinals At All-American Championships

Oct. 7, 2016

Main Draw Doubles Bracket | Main Draw Singles Consolation Bracket

By Joanne Norell

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame men’s tennis seniors Eddy Covalschi and Josh Hagar remained undefeated in doubles this season, picking up another win and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships on Friday at the Case Tennis Center at the University of Tulsa.

The 26th-ranked Irish duo defeated 15th-ranked Hayden Sabatka and Bart Van Leijsen of New Mexico in Friday’s Round of 16, winning 7-6(6), 1-6, 10-6. Covalschi and Hagar are now 6-0 on the season and will face Wake Forest’s third-ranked Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim not before 4 p.m. ET Saturday.

Hagar also advanced to the singles consolation Round of 16 after defeat Duke’s 14th-ranked Nicolas Alvarez 7-5, 6-0 earlier in the day. He will face Virginia’s No. 69 JC Aragone at noon ET Saturday.

The rest of the Irish kicked off the first day of the Bobby Bayliss Invitational on Friday at their home Courtney Tennis Center. The Irish picked up five singles wins by juniors Brendon Kempin and Drew Dawson; sophomores Alex Lebedev, Daniel Rayl and Nathan Griffin; and freshman Johnathan Small.

Play will resume at 9 a.m. ET Saturday.

ITA All-American Championships
Oct. 1-10, 2016
Case Tennis Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Main Draw

Doubles Round of 16
No. T-26 Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (ND) def. No. 15 Hayden Sabatka / Bart Van Leijsen (NMU), 7-6(6), 1-6, 10-6
Doubles Round of 32
No. T-26 Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (ND) def. No. 8 [5-8] Tommy Bennett / David Warren (RICE), 6-4 6-4
Singles Round of 64
No. 13 [9-16] Florian Lakat (CAL) def. No. 70 Josh Hagar (ND), 6-4, 6-2
Singles Consolation
Round of 32
No. 70 Josh Hagar (ND) def. No. 14 Nicolas Alvarez (DUKE), 7-5, 6-0
Singles Third Round
No. 70 [12] Josh Hagar (ND) def. No. 80 Jack Findel-Hawkins (UNF), 6-2, 6-4
Singles Second Round
No. 70 [12] Josh Hagar (ND) def. Luca Corintelli (UVA) 6-2, 6-3
Singles First Round
No. 70 [12] Josh Hagar (ND) def. Max Lunkin (TAMU), 6-1, 6-3
No. 68 [11] Mitch Stewart (UW) def. Eddy Covalschi (ND), 6-2, 6-3
Singles Consolation
Raheel Manji (IU) def. Eddy Covalschi (ND), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Doubles Round of 16
No. T-26 [1] Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (ND) def. No. 42 Alex Gasson / Yannik James (DEN), 4-6, 6-2, 1-0(4)
Doubles Round of 32
No. T-26 [1] Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (ND) def. Thibualt Forget / Logan Smith (USC), 7-5, 7-5
Doubles Round of 64
No. T-26 [1] Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (ND) def. Egbert Weverink / Joe Woolley (Utah), 7-5, 6-0
Singles Round of 128
Hady Habib (TAMU) def. Alex Lebedev (ND), 6-4, 6-2
Singles Round of 256
Alex Lebedev (ND) def. Victor Pereira (EMU), 6-1, 6-3

Bobby Bayliss Invitational
Oct. 7-9, 2016
Courtney Tennis Center
Notre Dame, Indiana
Rockne Flight
Alex Lebedev (ND) def. Chase Colton (WIS), 6-4, 6-1
George Hedley (UL) def. Matt Gamble (ND), 6-4, 6-4
Oliver Sec (IU) def. Guillermo Cabrera (ND), 6-3, 7-6
Leahy Flight
Daniel Rayl (ND) def. Jason Kerst (IOWA), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Johnathan Small (ND) def. Afonso Salgado (IU), 6-7, 6-4, 6-2
Brendon Kempin (ND) def. Osgar O’Hoisin (WIS), 6-4, 6-2
Parseghian Flight
Drew Dawson (ND) def. Brandon Shanklin (MARQ) 6-2, 6-3
Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Alexander Warstler (MARQ), 6-4, 6-0
Holtz Flight
Stefan Lugonjic / Afonso Salgado (IU) def. Brendon Kempin / Grayson Broadus (ND), 8-4
Pallares / Patzanovsky (Memphis) def. Daniel Rayl / Johnathan Small (ND), 8-1
Darius Mackenzie / John Zordani (WIS) def. Matt Gamble / Guillermo Cabrera (ND), 8-5
George Hedley / Sean Donohue (UL) def. Matt Gamble / Johnathan Small (ND), 8-2
Jathan Malik / Runhao Hua (UM) def. Brendon Kempin / Alex Lebedev (ND), 8-1
Mackenzie Stearns / Greg Anderson (MARQ) def. Conor Somers / Guillermo Cabrera (ND), 8-3
Kelly Flight
Andre Romanello / Brandon Shanklin (MARQ) def. Conor Somers / Drew Dawson (ND), 8-7(8)
Daniel Rayl / Drew Dawson (ND), bye

— ND —

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.