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Irish Sweep Doubleheader For 12th Dual-Meet Victory Of The Year

March 25, 2018

Box Score

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The No. 26 University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team (12-9) completed a sweep of a double header on Sunday, March 25, 2018, with a 6-1 victory over IUPUI (6-11) at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. The Irish started the day with a 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Virginia Tech.


Notre Dame secured the doubles point behind a 6-3 win at No. 2 by William Howells and Tristan McCormick by a score of 6-3. The No. 3 team of Drew Dawson and Nathan Griffin had already secured a quick 6-2 win in their match to begin doubles play.

After falling behind 3-0, the No. 1 team of Richard Ciamarra and Brendon Krempin rallied back to take a 5-4 lead before the No. 2 team victory ended their match.

Matt Gamble started the singles matches off strong for the Irish with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 2. He was quickly followed by Paul Gota at No. 6 with a 6-0, 6-2 victory.

Jonathan Small would earn the match victory for the Irish with the fourth point of the afternoon for the home team, taking No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-2.

At No. 1 singles, Guillermo Cabrera won game one 6-0, then rallied for a 7-6 (7-3) victory in game two and provide a 6-0 cushion for the Irish.

The final match ended up as the longest of the day, as No. 4 singles Nathan Griffin ralled from a 4-6 first-set loss to win the second set 7-6 (8-6). IUPUI’s Ethan Mardanus-Budiono ended the match via the third-set tiebreaker 10-6.


The Irish face a challenging road trip to No. 23 NC State on Friday, March 30 before a Easter Sunday showdown with No. 1 Wake Forest.


IUPUI vs Notre Dame

Mar 25, 2018 at Notre Dame, IN

(Eck Tennis Pavilion)

#26 Notre Dame 6, IUPUI 1

Singles competition

1. Guillermo Cabrera (ND) def. David Beasley (IUPUI) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)

2. Matt Gamble (ND) def. Sean Bailey (IUPUI) 6-1, 6-1

3. Johnathan Small (ND) def. Eric Hollingsworth (IUPUI) 6-1, 6-2

4. Ethan Mardanus-Budio (IUPUI) def. Nathan Griffin (ND) 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 1-0 (10-6)

5. Brendon Kempin (ND) def. Grant Esposito (IUPUI) 6-3, 6-4

6. Paul Gota (ND) def. Michael Koch (IUPUI) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. Richard Ciamarra/Brendon Kempin (ND) def. David Beasley/Grant Esposito (IUPUI) 5-4

2. William Howells/Tristan McCormick (ND) def. Ethan Mardanus-Budio/Kyle Whittaker (IUPUI) 6-3

3. Drew Dawson/Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Sean Bailey/Grant Weaver (IUPUI) 6-2

Match Notes:

IUPUI 6-10

Notre Dame 11-9; National ranking #26

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (2,6,3,5,1,4)