Richard Ciamarra

Ciamarra Advances to Finals of Milwaukee Classic

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.