Oct. 1, 2014
TULSA, Okla. – University of Notre Dame men’s tennis standout Quentin Monaghan is into the third round of the qualifying singles portion of the 2014 Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships after a tight, straight-sets win over Oklahoma’s Alex Ghilea Tuesday afternoon.
With a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) victory over Ghilea, Monaghan is now one win away from advancing to the main draw of the tournament. Monaghan, ranked No. 88 in the country, is having a solid fall thus far as he is now 2-0 this week after picking up a big win over No. 6 Jared Hiltzik of Illinois last Sunday at the Illini Invitational.
Elsewhere, on Tuesday, sophomore Josh Hagar saw his tournament come to an end with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 loss to UNLV’s Denys Pume in the second round of the qualifying round. Hagar advanced to the second round after a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over Wake Forest’s Maksim Kan Monday.
Earlier in the weekend, junior Kenneth Sabacinski went 1-1 in the pre-qualifying round of the singles tournament.
Kenneth Sabacinski d. Chris Essick (Indiana), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Alex Fennell (Penn State) d. Kenneth Sabacinski, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
Josh Hagar d. Maksim Kan (Wake Forest), 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
Denys Pume (UNLV) d. Josh Hagar, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Quentin Monaghan d. Chris Kipouras (Dartmouth), 6-3, 6-2
Quentin Monaghan d. Alex Ghilea (Oklahoma), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5)
Quentin Monaghan vs. Nick Wood (Georgia) – 1 p.m. ET Wednesday
Main Draw Doubles