Sophomore Kenneth Sabacinski (Photo credit: Steve Hideg).

Irish Struggle During Day Two Of The Bobby Bayliss Invitational

Oct. 5, 2013

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. — After a strong opening day, the Notre Dame men’s tennis team struggled to keep things going during the second day of the Bobby Bayliss Invitational. A full day of matches started at 9 a.m. on Oct. 5, and of the 26 singles and doubles matched played, the Irish claimed victory in 13 of them.

It was a day of close competition. Six of Notre Dame’s singles matches went to a third set, with only one of them ending in an Irish win. Junior Michael Fredericka beat Will Davis of Michigan State, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

The two newcomers on the Irish squad had a terrific day. Freshmen Josh Hagar and Eddy Covalschi each won both of their singles matches, and Covalschi teamed up teamed up with junior Dougie Barnard to take down Michigan State’s Davis and Mac Roy, 8-5.

After yesterday’s matches, assistant head coach Adam Schaechterle explained that he wanted the team to continue working through pressured moments in the game. The Irish may have felt a bit of disappointment on that front today, but they will have the opportunity to face tough competition again tomorrow during the third and final day of the tournament.

Matches start again tomorrow, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Eck Center. At the end of the day, points from the tournament will be tallied to crown a Most Outstanding player and an all-tournament team. Fans can stay up to date with the men’s tennis team on Facebook and Twitter.



  • Pfister (Michigan State) d. McCoy (Notre Dame) 6-3, 6-4
  • Hagar (Notre Dame) d. Jadun (Michigan State) 6-3, 6-1
  • Lippens (Louisville) d. Schnurrenberger (Notre Dame) 6-4, 6-5
  • Lawson (Notre Dame) d. Shabib (Cleveland State) 6-3, 6-1
  • Covalschi (Notre Dame) d. VanMeter (Cleveland State) 6-3, 6-3
  • Cahn (Western Michigan) d. Sabacinski (Notre Dame) 6-4, 6-1
  • Montoya (Notre Dame) d. Beckwith (Western Michigan) 6-4, 6-5
  • Brown (Louisville) d. Fredericka (Notre Dame) 6-4, 6-3
  • Dooley (Notre Dame) d. Phillips (Western Michigan) 6-3, 6-2
  • Frias (Louisville) d. Barnard (Notre Dame) 2-6, 6-5, 6-3


  • Hagar (Notre Dame) d. Forman (Michigan State) 6-0, 6-2
  • Shabib (Cleveland State) d. Pecor (Notre Dame) 6-2, 5-6, 6-4
  • VanMeter (Cleveland State) d. Dooley (Notre Dame) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
  • Sabacinski (Notre Dame) d. Bonfre (Louisville) 6-5, 6-2
  • Fredericka (Notre Dame) d. Davis (Michigan State) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
  • McCoy (Notre Dame) d. Lippens (Louisville) 6-3, 6-1
  • Jadun (Michigan State) d. Montoya (Notre Dame) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
  • Covalschi (Notre Dame) d. Greiner (Western Michigan) 6-1, 6-4
  • Lawson (Notre Dame) d. Roy (Michigan State) 6-3, 7-5
  • Kuelker (Cleveland State) d. Schnurrenberger (Notre Dame) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
  • Treis (Western Michigan) d. Barnard (Notre Dame) 6-2, 6-1


  • Shabib/VanMeter (Cleveland State) d. Dooley/McCoy (Notre Dame) 8-5
  • Jadun/Forman (Michigan State) d. Schnurrenberger/Hagar (Notre Dame) 8-5
  • Fredericka/Montoya (Notre Dame) d. Simich/Frias (Louisville) 8-5
  • Zade/Pfister (Michigan State) d. Lawson/Sabacinski (Notre Dame) 8-2
  • Barnard/Covalschi (Notre Dame) d. Roy/Davis (Michigan State) 8-5

–Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant