ORLANDO, Fla. — After a season overcoming adversity, Notre Dame senior Alex Lebedev falls short in the NCAA Singles Championships.
The Island Park, New York Native faced No. 22 Jack Lin of Columbia in the first round of the tournament where he finished 2-6, 5-7. After a tough first set, Lebedev rebounded in the second to take an early 3-2 lead but Lin stayed close on his heels to tie the set at five. No. 35 Lebedev battled hard in the final two games but it was not enough to overtake his opponent.
Lebedev notched his spot in the championship tournament, posting a 15-9 record through the 2018-19 season, including wins over then-No. 42 Matsumura (Kentucky), then-No. 82 Nakashima (Virginia), then-No. 31 Aguilar (Texas A&M) and then-No. 46 Brown (Illinois). Following a successful fall season, he reached as high No. 15 in the ranks.
Suffering injury part-way through the season, Lebedev returned to the court for the team as they competed in the NCAA Team Championships earlier this month.
Irish duo Richard Ciamarra and Tristan McCormick compete in the NCAA Doubles Championships with the round of 32 beginning Tuesday, May 21 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. The pair, who rank 27th in the latest national ITA poll will take on No. 50 Gamerov/Holmgren of San Diego.