Notre Dame Men’s Tennis’ Richard Ciamarra advanced to Monday’s finals of the Milwaukee Classic on Sunday after two victories. In the quarterfinals, Ciamarra defeated Cal’s Jack Malloy, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Ciamarra advanced to the finals after besting Arizona State’s Tim Reuhl, 6-3, 6-1, in the semifinal match. The winner of the Milwaukee Classic will earn a bid to the Fall National Championships in November.
The Irish concluded play at the Bobby Bayliss Invitational with 17 singles victories and 5 doubles victories throughout the weekend at the Eck Tennis Center. All Notre Dame student-athletes picked up at least one singles win. Senior Conor Somers, freshman Connor Fu, and freshman Braeden Ho all led the way and went 3-1 in singles play.
On the final day of play, the duo of Che and Fu knocked down Marquette’s Shanklin and Balthazor, 6-2. In singles play, Connor Fu earned a 6-2, 6-2 win over Louisville’s Randy Wilson; Matt Halpin defeated Nebraska’s Bradley Mittleman, 6-4, 6-4; Conor Somers downed Louisville’s Marcus Sulen, 6-3, 6-2; and Andrew Mariados bested Cleveland State’s Jack Santili, 6-2, 6-3.
The Irish continue their fall slate of competition at Western Michigan’s Vredevelt Invitational and the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on October 4.