Men's tennis concludes a three-day tournament at the Purdue Invitational.

Men's Tennis Concludes Competition At Purdue Invitational

Sept. 19, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame’s tennis team concludes its weekend at the Purdue Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Sunday, Sept. 19 with five singles victories at the Schwartz Tennis Center.

Senior David Anderson (Sandwich HS, Sanwich, Mass) defeated Western Michigan’s Michael Calderone, 6-2, 3-6, (10-5) to advance to the flight A quarterfinals. Southern Illinois University’s Adam Fabik eliminated Anderson in the flight A singles tournament, 7-6 (13-11), 7-6 (7-1).

Junior Niall Fitzgerald (Blackrock College, Wicklow, Ireland) earned two victories on Saturday. He defeated Kyle Gerber of Case Western, 4-6, 6-1 (10-8) and Rohan Patel also representing Case Western, 6-1, 6-3. Sunday, Fitzgerald fell to University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Paul Swanson, 6-1, 6-1 in the flight A singles consolation bracket.

Freshman Ryan Bandy (St. Xavier HS, Cincinnati, Ohio) earned a victory in the flight B quarterfinals on Saturday against Christoph Hopfe, representing the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, 6-1, 6-1. Bandy was defeated by Western Michigan University’s Casey Cullen, 3-6, 6-2, (10-6) on Sunday in the finals.

The Irish will resume their fall schedule Oct. 1-3 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

Purdue Invitational – Saturday Results

Flight A Singles Main Draw – Round of 16 David Anderson (ND) def. Michael Calderone (WMU)6-2, 3-6, (10-5) Mark Kovacs (Purdue) def. Spencer Talmadge (ND) 6-2, 6-3 Simon Blomberg (MSU) def. Michael Moore (ND) 6-3, 6-2

Flight A Singles Main Draw – Quarterfinals Adam Fabik (SIU) def. David Anderson (ND) 7-6 (13-11), 7-6 (7-1)

Flight A Singles Consolation – Round of 16 Niall Fitzgerald (ND) def. Kyle Gerber (Case) 4-6, 6-1 (10-8)

Flight A Singles Consolation – Quarterfinals Niall Fitzgerald (ND) def. Rohan Patel (Case) 6-1, 6-3

Flight B Singles Main Draw – Quarterfinals Casey Cullen (WMU) def. Sean Tan (ND) 5-7, 6-4, (11-9) Ryan Bandy (ND) def. Christoph Hopfe (UWGB) 6-1, 6-1

Flight A Doubles Main Draw – Quarterfinals Tatarczyk/Krocsko (Purdue) def. Talmadge/Fitzgerald (ND) 9-8 (9-7)

Flight B Doubles Main Draw – Semifinals Olivarez/Vanderploeg (WMU) def. Brodess/Kelly (ND) 8-2

Sunday Results –

Flight A Singles Consolation – Semifinals Paul Swanson (UWGB) def. Niall Fitzgerald (ND) 6-1, 6-1

Flight B Singles Main Draw – Semifinals Ryan Bandy (ND) def. Nikolas Zogaj (Arkansas) 6-3, 6-4

Flight B Singles Main Draw – Finals Casey Cullen (WMU) def. Ryan Bandy (ND) 3-6, 6-2, (10-6)