Sept. 24, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Irish juniors Casey Smith and Andrew Laflin and freshman Luis Haddock-Morales finished the weekend with 4-0 singles records as the Notre Dame men’s tennis team wrapped up competition at the annual Tom Fallon Invitational on Sunday at the Courtney Tennis Center. The Irish won five of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches against Michigan and lost two singles matches to Purdue. Notre Dame returns to action at the Kentucky Invitational Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Smith rallied for a 5-6, 6-5, 1-0 (10-0) win over Michigan’s Ben Cox after trailing 5-3 in the second set. Smith recorded his only service break as Cox served for the match to pull even at 5-5. Haddock-Morales concluded his impressive freshman debut by defeating Michigan’s Anthony Jackson 6-2, 6-3, as he lost just 15 games in eight singles sets this weekend, beginning his collegiate career with a 4-0 record. Laflin also finished the tournament with four singles wins by defeating Michigan’s Chris Rolf 6-4, 6-4.
Smith and Haddock-Morales capped off their first event as doubles partners by defeating Michigan’s Cox and Jackson 8-4 as the Irish pair went 4-0 on the weekend. Juniors Javier Taborga and James Malhame also won in doubles, beating Michigan’s Danny McCain and Rolf. Taborga also beat McCain in singles by a 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8) score. Freshman Matt Scott won 6-5, 6-1 over Michigan’s Chris Shaya to finish the weekend 3-1 in singles.
Henry Beam (UM) def. Aaron Talarico (ND) 6-4, 6-3
Casey Smith (ND) def. Ben Cox (UM) 5-6, 6-5, 1-0 (10-0)
Javier Taborga (ND) def. Danny McCain (UM) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8)
Luis Haddock-Morales (ND) def. Anthony Jackson (UM) 6-2, 6-3
Matt Scott (ND) def. Chris Shaya (UM) 6-5, 6-1
Andrew Laflin (ND) def. Chris Rolf (UM) 6-4, 6-4
Seth McKinley (PU) def. Bryan Acken (ND) 6-1, 6-0
Beth Conant (PU) def. Chancey Martin (ND) 6-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)
Haddock-Morales/Smith (ND) def. Cox/Jackson (UM) 8-4
Malhame/Taborga (ND) def. McCain/Rolf (UM) 8-6
Jeremy Edelson/Shaya (UM) def. Raju/Scott (ND) 4-2, ret.