Sept. 3, 2003
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Two Notre Dame singles players and one doubles teams were listed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) preseason men’s singles and doubles rankings, released today. Senior Luis Haddock (Caguas, P.R./Notre Dame H.S.) and junior Brent D’Amico (Castle Rock, Colo./St. Stephen’s Episcopal School) each earned career-high singles listings at 64th and 100th, respectively. D’Amico and senior Matthew Scott (Oakton, Va./International School of Paris) also broke into the doubles rankings for the first time, at 50th.
Haddock played No. 1 singles for the Irish in 2002-03. Overall, he was 21-14 in singles to improve his career record to 71-30 (.703). He was ranked as high as 72nd throughout the season before finishing 102nd. Haddock has a career 12-13 record against ranked players, including seven wins a year ago.
After playing singles in only four matches (going 1-3 at No. 6) as a freshman, D’Amico made the jump to No. 3 a year ago and excelled. He won his first six matches at that position and finished 11-7 there. In all, he was 21-18, including four victories over ranked opponents. D’Amico, who earned his first career ranking of 118th late in the season before dropping out of the final listings, was honored at the end of the season as the team’s MVP.
D’Amico and Scott paired together for two matches in fall ’02 before teaming up throughout the spring at No. 1 doubles. They compiled a 13-10 record, including 12-9 in dual matches. The pair had two wins over ranked opponents.
Baylor’s Benedikt Dorsch was the unanimous No. 1 in singles, while Rice’s team of twins Richard and William Barker gained every first-place vote in doubles to secure the top spot.
The Irish open their season a week from Thursday, heading to Houston, Texas for the Crowne Plaza Invitational from Sept. 11-14. Notre Dame has two home events this fall — the Oct. 3-5 Tom Fallon Invitational and an exhibition match with USC on Oct. 17.