NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Fighting Irish men’s tennis team, ranked 11th in the nation, completed the sweep of their Friday matches with a 7-0 victory over in-state rivals, Ball State.
The win improves their record to 8-1 while ends their six game homestand with a 5-1 record.
The evening match began with Guillermo Cabrera and William Howells winning their second doubles match of the night, this time 6-2 before Daniel Rayl and Johnathan Small clinched the doubles point for the team with a 6-2 win on court three.
Five courts finished in straight sets for the Irish in singles, with Paul Gota leading the charge, finishing first by a two set score of 6-1, 6-2. Matthew Gamble completed his match second, finishing off court two with a 6-2, 6-4 victory.
For the second straight match, Grayson Broadus tallied the game-winning point for Notre Dame, earning the fourth point of the evening with his 6-3 and 6-4 set wins.
Rayl won his first singles match of the season by a score of 6-3, 7-6 while Nathan Griffin completed the straight set sweep for the Irish with a 7-5 victory in the second, having won his first set 6-1.
Guillermo Cabrera fought back to complete the Irish sweep after dropping his first set 4-6. Battling back to a 6-1 win in the second, Cabrera earned the tie break win with a 10-6 final score.
The Irish will return to the court next week in Chicago, Illinois as they compete at the ITA National Indoors for the second consecutive year.
#11 Notre Dame 7, Ball State 0
1. Guillermo Cabrera (ND) def. Nemanja Guzina (BSU) 4-6, 6-1, 10-6
2. Matt Gamble (ND) def. Marko Guzina (BSU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Grayson Broadus (ND) def. Danilo Kovacevic (BSU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Paul Gota (ND) def. Thibault De Negri (BSU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Nathan Griffin (ND) def. Chris Adams (BSU) 6-1, 7-5
6. Daniel Rayl (ND) def. Bryce Bonin (BSU) 6-3, 7-6
1. Guillermo Cabrera/William Howells (ND) def. Nemanja Guzina/Marko Guzina (BSU) 6-2
2. Paul Gota/Nathan Griffin (ND) vs. Danilo Kovacevic/Tom Carney (BSU) 4-3, unfinished
3. Daniel Rayl/Johnathan Small (ND) def. Chris Adams/Conner Andersen (BSU) 6-2