April 3, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The 23rd-ranked University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team earned two wins Sunday at the Eck Tennis Pavilion in Notre Dame, Ind. The Irish defeated No. 64 Southern Methodist University 6-1 in an afternoon match, followed by a 7-0 victory over IUPUI in the evening.
Notre Dame vs. SMU
At second doubles, senior Stephen Havens (Cincinnati, Ohio/ Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy) and Casey Watt (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) were downed by Adham el-Effendi and Darren Walsh in an 8-6 decision, while junior Niall Fitzgerald (Wicklow, Ireland/Blackrock College) and sophomore Spencer Talmadge (Hillsborough, Calif./Junipero Serra) fell to Tobias Flood and Joseph Hattrup, 8-3 at first doubles to give the Mustangs an early 1-0 lead.
The third doubles tandem of senior-captain Tyler Davis (Nashville, Tenn./Father Ryan) and freshman Greg Andrews (Richland, Mich./Gull Lake) grabbed an 8-6 win over Artem Baradach and Gaston Cuadranti.
Moving into singles action, Notre Dame swept the singles lineup, beginning with a win at the No. 2 position where No. 125 Havens defeated Gaston Cuadranti, 6-3, 6-2. Andrews finished next and downed el-Effendi in a three-set match, 6-0, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2. Sophomore Blas Moros (Boca Raton, Fla./Pine-Crest) defeated Tobias Flood in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4 at the No. 6 position.
No. 84 Watt clinched the match for Notre Dame as the junior downed No. 39 Baradach, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5), followed by a win at third singles by senior Daniel Stahl (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) over Mischa Nowicki, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). The win improved Stahl’s winning streak to seven consecutive victories. Fitzgerald rounded out the Irish lineup and defeated Flood in straight sets (6-2, 6-4) to conclude the match in a 7-0 victory.
Notre Dame vs. IUPUI
Havens and Matt Dooley (New Braunfels, Texas/New Braunfels) paired up at second doubles to defeat Joel Modesitt and Nick Volz in an 8-6 decision, followed by Fitzgerald and Talmadge’s 8-1 victory over Joe Hammond and Bren Vasalakis at first doubles. The win secured the doubles point for Notre Dame. Senior Sean Tan (Lakewood, Calif./Lakewood) and freshman Ryan Bandy (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) downed Armando Diaz and Ivan Mojsejev, 8-1 at third doubles.
With the doubles point in hand, the Irish moved swiftly through the singles portion of the match. Sophomore Michael Moore (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) quickly defeated Diaz 6-1, 6-0 at the No. 6 position, followed by Davis who downed Vasalakis in consecutive 6-1 sets at fifth singles.
Moros clinched the match for the Irish as the sophomore defeated Modesitt, 6-4, 6-1 at the No. 3 position, while Havens handled Mojsejev 6-3, 6-2 at the top of the lineup.
Andrews played Volz to a three-set match (3-6, 6-2, 6-1) at No. 2 and senior David Anderson (Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich) concluded the doubleheader with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 victory at the No. 4 position over Chase Emerson.
The Irish return to action April 13 to battle Louisville in Louisville, Ky.
No. 23 Notre Dame 6, No. 64 Southern Methodist 1
No. 1 No. 64 Casey Watt (ND) def. No. 39 Artem Baradach (SMU), 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)
No. 2 No. 125 Stephen Havens (ND) def.Gaston Cuadranti (SMU), 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 No. 89 Daniel Stahl (ND) def. Mischa Nowicki (SMU), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
No. 4 Greg Andrews (ND) def. Adham el-Effendi (SMU), 6-0, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2
No. 5 Niall Fitzgerald (ND) def. Robert Sajovich (SMU), 6-0, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2
No. 6 Blas Moros (ND) def. Tobias Flood (SMU), 6-2, 6-4
Order of Finish: 2, 4, 6, 1, 3, 5
No. 1 Tobias Flood/Joseph Hattrup (SMU) def. Niall Fitzgerald/Spencer Talmadge (ND), 8-3
No. 2 Adham el-Effendi/Darren Walsh (SMU) def. Stephen Havens/Casey Watt (ND), 8-6
No. 3 Greg Andrews/Tyler Davis (ND) def. Artem Baradach/Gaston Cuadranti (SMU), 8-6
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3
No. 23 Notre Dame 7, IUPUI 0
No. 1 No. 125 Stephen Havens (ND) def. Ivan Mojsejev (IUPUI), 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Greg Andrews (ND) def. Nick Volz (IUPUI), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 Blas Moros (ND) def. Joel Modesitt (IUPUI), 6-4, 6-1
No. 4 David Anderson (ND) def. Chase Emerson (IUPUI), 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
No. 5 Tyler Davis (ND) def. Bren Vasalakis (IUPUI), 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 Michael Moore (ND) def. Armando Diaz (IUPUI), 6-1, 6-0
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 3, 1, 2, 4
No. 1 Spencer Talmadge/Niall Fitzgerald (ND) def. Joe Hammond/Bren Vasalakis (IUPUI), 8-1
No. 2 Matt Dooley/Stephen Havens (ND) def. Joel Modesitt/Nick Volz (IUPUI), 8-6
No. 3 Ryan Bandy/Sean Tan (ND) def. Armando Diaz/Ivan Mojsejev, 8-1
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2