April 29, 2015
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame men’s tennis program will send three student-athletes to compete in the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships May 20-25 at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas.
Junior Quentin Monaghan will represent the Irish in the singles championships, while senior Billy Pecor and junior Alex Lawson will compete in the doubles tournament. The trio recieved at-large bids by the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Subcommittee to represent the Fighting Irish at the championships, which will follow the conclusion of the team championship, which runs from May 14-19.
Monaghan posted a 20-3 singles record throughout the spring and is currently ranked No. 9 in the ITA singles rankings. He is among those seeded 9-16 in the 64-player field and is one of six Atlantic Coast Conference players to be seeded among the top 16.
Wake Forest’s Noah Rubin, the ACC Freshman and Player of the Year, received the conference’s automatic bid and a No. 7 overall seed.
Lawson and Pecor received one of 21 at-large bids in the 32-team field. The pair are 11-4 in dual play this season (23-8 overall) and are currently ranked 12th by the ITA. Lawson and Pecor also competed in last fall’s USTA/ITA Intercollegiate Indoor Championships as an at-large selection and won last summer’s ITAÂ National Summer Doubles Championship.Â
Virginia’s Luca Corinteli and Ryan Shane received the ACC’s automatic doubles bid.
It will be the first trip to the NCAA individual championships for Monaghan and Pecor. Lawson took part in the doubles tournament as a sophomore with partner Greg Andrews.
All matches shall be the best-of-three sets. Regular scoring and a 12-point tiebreaker at six-games-all will be used for all matches.
Joanne Norell, Media Relations Assistant