Junior Eddy Covalschi claimed third place in the White Draw at the Duke James Bonk Invitational on Sunday.

Irish Wrap First Weekend Of Fall Play

Sept. 20, 2015


NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team wrapped up its first weekend of competition Sunday with 10 student-athletes completing play at the Duke James Bonk Invitational and the Ivy Plus Tournament at Princeton.

Junior Eddy Covalschi highlighted the Irish results on Sunday, claiming third place in the White Draw at Duke. Covalschi, the second seed in the draw, defeated Wake Forest’s Sam Bloom, 6-4, 6-2.

Also at Duke, senior Kenneth Sabacinski took third place in the consolation bracket of the black draw with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Old Dominion’s Michael Wiendl. Freshman Nathan Griffin also claimed consolation third place in the blue draw, dropping North Carolina’s Stuart DePaolo.

Results from the Ivy Plus Tournament will be added once they are made available.

Oracle/ITA Masters
Malibu Racquet Club
Malibu, California
Singles Draw
First Round
No. 21 Or Ram-Harel (Tulsa) def. No. 5 Quentin Monaghan (ND), 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(1)
Consolation Draw
No. 2 Ryan Shane (UVA) def. Quentin Monaghan (ND), 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Doubles Draw
First Round
No. 28 Alex Lawson / Quentin Monaghan (ND) def. No. 4 Boris Arias / Jordan Daigle (LSU), 6-4, 3-6, 11-9
Guilherme Hadlich / Gabriel Sidney (Pepperdine) def. No. 28 Alex Lawson / Quentin Monaghan (ND), 6-4, 7-5

Duke James Bonk Invitational
Cary Tennis Center
Cary, North Carolina
White Draw Round of 16
Brendon Kempin (ND) def. Aziz Kijametovic (ODU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
Eddy Covalschi (ND) def. Chad Hoskins (UNC), 6-3, 7-5
Black Draw Round of 16
Anudeep Kodali (UNC) def. Kenneth Sabacinski (ND), 7-5, 6-2
Blue Draw Round of 16
Robert Kelly (UNC) def. Nathan Griffin (ND), 7-2, 7-5
Black Draw – Consolation Quarterfinals
Kenneth Sabacinski (ND) def. Jose Moreno Manzano (Radford), 6-3, 6-0
Black Draw – Consolation Semifinals
Vincent Lin (Duke) def. Kenneth Sabacinski (6-3, 6-4)
Blue Draw – Consolation Quarterfinals
Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Shoti Meparidze (NCSU), 6-3, 6-3
Blue Draw – Consolation Semifinals
Diego Nunez (ETSU) def. Nathan Griffin (ND), 6-3, 6-3
White Draw – Quarterfinals
Brett Clark (UNC) def. Brendon Kempin (ND), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Eddy Covalschi (ND) def. Arvid Noren (VCU), 6-4, 6-3
White Draw – Semifinals
Nick Horton (NCSU) def Eddy Covalschi (ND), 6-1, 3-6, 7-5
White Draw – Fifth Place Bracket
Adrian Chamdani (Duke) def. Brendon Kempin, 6-4, 6-1
Black Draw – Consolation Third Place
Kenneth Sabacinski (ND) def. Michael Weindl (ODU), 6-3, 6-4
Blue Draw – Consolation Third Place
Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Stuart DePaolo (UNC), 2-6, 7-6(5), 13-11
White Draw – Third Place
Eddy Covalschi (ND) DEF. Sam Bloom (WF), 6-4, 6-2
Blue Draw Quarterfinals
Nathan Griffin / Brendon Kempin (ND) def. S. Bloom / A. Delcore (WF), 8-6
Blue Draw Semifinals
B. Boyden / A. Kodali (UNC) def. Nathan Griffin / Brendon Kempin (ND),
White Draw Quarterfinals
Eddy Covalschi / Kenneth Sabacinski (ND) def. M. Meekers, J.M. Manzano (Radford), 8-4
White Draw Semifinals
V. Lin / A. Chamdani (Duke) def. Eddy Covalschi / Kenneth Sabacinski (ND), 8-5
Blue Draw Third Place
V. Lima / A. Noren (VCU) def. Nathan Griffin / Brendon Kempin (ND), 8-7(5)
White Draw Third Place
Eddy Covalschi / Kenneth Sabacinski (ND) def. S. Norenius / N. Horton (NCSU), 8-5

Ivy Plus Tournament
Lenz Tennis Center
Princeton, New Jersey
Nassau Draw
Garcia (Brown) def. Alex Lebedev (ND), 6-4, 7-5
Yablon (Princeton) def. Alex Lebedev (ND), 6-4, 6-4
Grayson Broadus (ND) def. Livi (St. John’s), 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-4
Schipanski def. Grayson Broadus (ND), 6-2, 6-1
Cordish Draw
Nicolas Montoya (ND) def. Nardella (Penn), 6-2, 6-1
Rolski (Columbia) def. Nicolas Montoya (ND), 6-4, 6-1
Pagoda Draw
Westergaard (Penn) def. Drew Dawson, 6-0, 6-4
Casares (Cornell) def. Drew Dawson, 6-2, 6-3
Forbes Draw
Eric Schnurrenberger (ND) def. Lozic (Cornell), 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(4)
Touliatos (Tennessee) def. Eric Schnurrenberger (ND), w/o
Whitman Draw
Daniel Rayl (ND) def. Lahlou (Penn), 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-2
Daniel Rayl (ND) def. Lin (Cornell), 6-4, 7-6(4)
Flight 1
Alex Lebedev / Grayson Broadus (ND) def. Heslin / Smelyanski (Tennessee), 8-5
Rolski / Pham (Columbia) def. Eric Schnurrenberger / Drew Dawson (ND), 8-0
Flight 2
Rubin / Wang (Columbia) def. Nicolas Montoya / Daniel Rayl (ND), 8-7(6)
Nassau Draw
Dodridge (Wis) def. Grayson Broadus (ND), 6-2, 6-2
Cordish Draw
Grabill (Dartmouth) def. Nicolas Montoya (ND), 7-6, 6-2, 10-8
Pagoda Draw
Yeung (Harvard) def. Drew Dawson (ND), 6-1, 6-1
Forbes Draw
Eric Schurrenberger (ND) def. Carcione (Princeton), 6-1, 6-2
Whitman Draw
Hagermoser (Yale) def. Daniel Rayl (ND), 6-2, 6-4
Flight 1
Alex Lebedev / Grayson Broadus (ND) def. Hu / Yeung (Harvard), 8-7
Essick / Lugonjic (IU) def. Alex Lebedev / Grayson Broadus (ND), 8-7(6)

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Joanne Norell, Athletics Communications Assistant