NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Notre Dame men’s tennis program concluded day four of ITA Midwest Regional action with a berth in the doubles final. After being down in both sets, Richard Ciamarra and Tristan McCormick fought back, claiming the match two sets to none (6-4, 6-4). They will close out competition tomorrow afternoon following the singles semifinals and finals matches.
The team also had five members compete this morning in the singles round of 16, with two advancing to the quarterfinals. Guillermo Cabrera was the first one to earn a spot in the quarterfinals, claiming victory over his Cleveland State opponent in convincing fashion, taking two sets of 6-2.
McCormick also advanced, taking his opponent down in a tight 7-6(2), 7-5 battle to the finish. Ciamarra, Matt Gamble and William Howells also represented the Irish in the third round of main draw singles.
In the quarterfinals, Cabrera dropped the first set to his Illini opponent, 1-6. He stormed back in the second set, forcing a tie breaker set, in which he ultimately lost 7-6(3). McCormick also faced stiff competition in his second match of the day, as James Trotter of Ohio State, whom he in the doubles, knocked him out of singles competition.
The final day of the 2018 ITA Midwest Regionals is set to start at 9 a.m., Monday, October 22. The two semifinal matches will take place first, followed by the singles finals. The doubles final, which will feature Ciamarra and McCormick against Martin Joyce and Hunter Tubert of Ohio State, will conclude the tournament.