Junior Eric Schnurrenberger and the Irish have gotten off to a strong start against highly ranked opponents at the Morgan Run Hidden Duals.

Irish Start Strong At Morgan Run Hidden Duals

Jan. 9, 2015

RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIF. – The No. 14 University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team had a successful first day at the Morgan Run Hidden Duals at the Morgan Run Club & Resort on Friday.

Already facing tough competition against the likes of No. 10 Texas A&M, No. 15 California and host school No. 32 San Diego, the Irish put forth a strong showing on the first day of the hidden dual-formatted invitational. Notre Dame was 7-4 in doubles play and 7-5 during singles competition.

Eighth-ranked doubles duo Billy Pecor and Alex Lawson defeated No. 42 Gregory Bayane and Chase Melton of California 6-3 in the No. 1 doubles slot to start the day, while No. 9 duo Eddy Covalschi and Josh Hagar defeated San Diego’s Romain Kalaydjian and Alex Araouzos in both the first and second rounds of play. Quentin Monaghan and Eric Schnurrenberger dropped Texas A&M’s Arthur Rinderknech and A.J. Catanzariti 6-4 in the No. 3 doubles spot, while Dougie Barnard and Michael Fredericka felled the Aggies’ Frankie Colunga and Max Montague 6-1. Drew Dawson and Brendon Kempin also posted a win from the No. 6 doubles slot in the first round, defeating Cal’s Wyatt Houghton and Nikhil Jayashankar, 6-4. In the next round, Barnard and Kempin defeated Houghton and Hasier Pastor, 6-3.

In the first singles round, No. 37 Monaghan beat USD’s No. 53 Uros Petronijevic, 6-4, 6-4, and No. 82 Hagar got a win of his own over a ranked opponent, toughing out a 6-2, 4-6. 6-4 win over No. 45 Shane Vinsant (Texas A&M). Schnurrenberger also enjoyed a victory over Alex Araouzos (San Diego), 6-1, 6-2, in the No. 4 singles spot.

Later in the afternoon, Nicolas Montoya defeated the Aggies’ Max Montague, 6-1, 6-1, and Wyatt McCoy dropped Cal’s Wyatt Houghton 7-6 (7-2), 6-2.

The Irish will continue play at Morgan Run with two singles rounds beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday. For updates on Irish action, be sure to like Notre Dame men’s tennis on Facebook, and follow along on Twitter (@NDMensTennis).



First Round

1. No. 8 Alex Lawson / Billy Pecor (Notre Dame) def. No. 42 Gregory Bayane/Chase Melton (California) 6-3

2. No. 9 Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (Notre Dame) def. Romain Kalaydjian/Alex Araouzos (San Diego) 7-6 (7-3)

3. Quentin Monaghan / Eric Schnurrenberger (Notre Dame) def. Arthur Rinderknech/A.J. Catanzariti (Texas A&M) 6-4

4. J.T. Nishimura/Billy Griffith (California) def. Wyatt McCoy / Kenneth Sabacinski (Notre Dame) 7-6 (7-4)

5/4. Dougie Barnard / Michael Fredericka (Notre Dame) def. Frankie Colunga/Max Montague (Texas A&M) 6-1

6. Drew Dawson / Brendon Kempin (Notre Dame) def. Wyatt Houghton/Nikhil Jayashankar (California) 6-4

Second Round

1. No. 9 Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar (Notre Dame) def. Romain Kalaydjian/Filip Vittek (San Diego) 7-5

2. No. 18 Jeremy Efferding/Jordan Szabo (Texas A&M) def. Nicolas Montoya / Billy Pecor (Notre Dame) 6-3

3. Filip Bergevi/Mads Engsted (California) def. #3 Drew Dawson / Quentin Monaghan (Notre Dame) 6-1

5/4. Nikhil Jayashankar/Jordan Smith (California) def. Wyatt McCoy / Kenneth Sabacinski (Notre Dame) 6-4

5/6. Dougie Barnard / Brendon Kempin (Notre Dame) def. Wyatt Houghton/Hasier Pastor (California) 6-3


First Round

1. No. 37 Quentin Monaghan (Notre Dame) def. No. 53 Uros Petronijevic (San Diego) 6-4, 6-4

2. No. 82 Josh Hagar (Notre Dame) def. No. 45 Shane Vinsant (Texas A&M) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

3. Billy Griffith (California) def. Eddy Covalschi (Notre Dame) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

4. Eric Schnurrenberger (Notre Dame) def. Alex Araouzos (San Diego) 6-1, 6-2

5. Arthur Rinderknech (Texas A&M) def. Alex Lawson (Notre Dame) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Second Round

6. J.T. Nishimura (California) def. Billy Pecor (Notre Dame) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

8/9. Hasier Pastor (California) def. Kenneth Sabacinski (Notre Dame) 0-6, 6-3, 6-3

8. Nicolas Montoya (Notre Dame) def. Max Montague (Texas A&M) 6-1, 6-1

9. Michael Fredericka (Notre Dame) def. Jett Cash (Texas A&M) 6-1, 6-1

9. Nikhil Jayashankar (California) def. Drew Dawson (Notre Dame) 6-1, 6-2

11/10. Wyatt McCoy (Notre Dame) def. Wyatt Houghton (California) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2


Dougie Barnard (Notre Dame) def. Jordan Smith 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)

-By Joanne Norell, Media Relations Assistant