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Irish Wrap Day Two At Bayliss Invite; Lebedev Falls At All-American Tourney

Oct. 7, 2017

By Joanne Norell

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame men’s tennis junior Alex Lebedev fell in the Round of 16 Saturday at the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma, while the rest of the Irish posted a winning mark on Day Two of the Bobby Bayliss Invitational at the Courtney Tennis Center and Eck Tennis Pavilion.

All-American Championships

Lebedev’s run came to an end Saturday against NC State’s Alexis Galarneau. The Irish junior faced his first Atlantic Coast Conference opponent of the tournament, but Galarneau prevailed in a 6-3, 6-3 decision.

Lebedev became the first Irish player to reach the Round of 16 at the All-American Championships since Brett Helgeson did so in 2009.

Bobby Bayliss Invitational

The Irish put on another strong day of competition at the Bobby Bayliss Invitational, which split time between indoor and outdoor courts on Saturday. In two rounds of singles, Notre Dame players combined for a 12-8 record, with sophomores Matt Gamble and Conor Somers and freshman William Howells all earning 2-0 marks on the day. Junior Grayson Broadus and senior Drew Dawson were 1-0 on the day.

Play will conclude Sunday with one round each of singles and doubles. The doubles round is slated to begin at 9:30 a.m. ET, followed by singles.

Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships
Michael D. Case Tennis Center
Tulsa, Okla.
Oct. 5-9, 2017
Singles – Main Draw
Round of 64
No. 104 Alex Lebedev (ND) def. No. 9 William Bushamuka (UK) 6-1, 3-1, ret.
Round of 32
No. 104 Alex Lebedev (ND) def. No. 29 JJ Wolf (OSU) 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-6(5)
Round of 16
No. 43 Alexis Galarneau (NCSU) def. No. 104 Alex Lebedev (ND) 6-3, 6-3

Bobby Bayliss Invitational
Eck Tennis Pavilion
Notre Dame, Ind.
Oct. 6-8, 2017
Singles – Saturday
Richard Ciamarra (ND) def. Daniel Soyfer (UW) 5-7, 6-2,10-5
Clement Filho (UL) def. Brendon Kempin (ND) 7-5, 3-6,10-5
Grayson Broadus (ND) def. Mattias Siimar (UM) 6-4, 6-4
Maik Steiner (WMU) def. Guillermo Cabrera (ND) 6-4, 6-3
Brandon Lam (IU) def. Tristan McCormick (ND) 7-5, 3-6, 10-2
Matt Gamble (ND) def. Piotr Smietana (IOWA) 6-0, 6-4
Felix Rauch (Memphis) def. Daniel Rayl (ND) 6-2, 6-2
William Howells (ND) def. Martim Vilela (MARQ) 6-1, 6-2
Chris Ephron (NU) def. Nathan Griffin (ND) 6-3, 6-2
Drew Dawson (ND) def. Shakeel Manji (Memphis) 6-3, 6-7, 11-9
Conor Somers (ND) def. Eddie Griesedieck (MARQ) 2-6, 6-4, 10-3
Maik Steiner (WMU) def. Richard Ciamarra (ND) 3-6, 6-2, 11-9
Daniel Soyfer (UW) def. Brendon Kempin (ND) 6-1, 6-4
Mattias Siimar (UM) def. Guillermo Cabrera (ND) 6-1, 7-5
Daniel Rayl (ND) def. Jasper Koenen (MSU) 6-3, 6-3
Conor Somers (ND) def. Scott Christian (MARQ) 6-4, 6-1
Matt Gamble (ND) def. Brandon Lam (IU) 4-6, 7-6, 10-4
Tristan McCormick (ND) def. Piotr Smietana (IOWA) 6-3, 6-3
William Howells (ND) def. Harrison Brown (UM) 6-2, 6-2
Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Martim Vilela (MARQ) 6-2, 7-5
Singles – Friday
Brendon Kempin (ND) def. Jonas Larsen (Iowa) 7-5, 7-6
Clement Filho (UL) def. Daniel Rayl (ND) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Grayson Broadus (ND) def. Jasper Koenen (MSU) 6-4, 6-2
Matt Gamble (ND) def. Chase Colton (UW) 7-5, 6-2
Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Ciro Lampasas (UL) 7-5, 7-5
Guillermo Cabrera (ND) def. Felix Rauch (Memphis) 6-2, 6-3
Richard Ciamarra (ND) def. Chris Patzanovsky (Memphis) 6-3,6- 4
Nick Schnobel (WMU) def. Drew Dawson (ND) 6-3, 6-2
Tristan McCormick (ND) def. Kristofer Siimar (UM) 6-4, 6-3
William Howells (ND) def. Afonso Salgado (IU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
Billy Shisler (MSU) def. Paul Gota (ND) 6-1, 6-7, 6-2
Alexander Kim (MSU) def. Conor Somers (ND) 6-1, 1-6, 6-4
Richard Ciamarra / Matt Gamble (ND) def. Harrison Brown / Mattias Siimar (UM) 6-3
Nathan Griffin / Daniel Rayl (ND) def. Ciro Lampasas / Brandon Lancaster (UL) 6-4


Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2014 and coordinates communications efforts for the Notre Dame men’s tennis, women’s tennis and fencing programs, in addition to overseeing production of the football Gameday Magazine. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University and earned her master’s degree from Georgetown University in 2013.