Nov. 1, 2017
By Joanne Norell
PALM DESERT, Calif. – University of Notre Dame men’s tennis junior continued to add to his impressive fall resume Wednesday, claiming his third win over a ranked opponent in the first round of the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Lebedev ousted 10th-seeded and 59th-ranked Johannes Ingildsen of Florida in straight sets, breezing through the first set and withstanding an Ingildsen run in the second to win 6-1, 7-5.
The Island Park, New York, product has improved to 3-1 on the season against ranked opponents. He will face the winner of the first round match between Alex Ribiero of Virginia Tech and Marcus Walters of Tyler Junior College.
Oracle ITA National Fall Championships
Indian Wells Tennis Garden & JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Palm Desert, California
Nov. 1-5, 2017
Singles Main Draw
Round of 64
No. 104 Alex Lebedev (ND) def.  No. 59 Johannes Ingildsen (UF) 6-1, 7-5
Round of 32
No. 104 Alex Lebedev (ND) vs. Alex Ribiero (VT) or Marcus Walters (TJC)
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.