Oct. 9, 2015
TULSA, Okla. — Another three-set thriller marked University of Notre Dame men’s tennis standout Quentin Monaghan’s run through the fall slate Friday, but the fifth-ranked senior found himself on the wrong side of another tight decision in the Round of 32 at the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships.
Monaghan breezed through the first set, taking a 6-1 lead into the second over Auburn’s No. 76 Marko Krickovic, but the streaking Tiger — who earned entry into the main draw after tearing through the qualifying rounds — eked out his fifth straight win in the tournament, 1-6, 7-5, 7-5.
Monaghan and the Irish will return to action in two weeks when they host the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, October 22-26 at the Eck Tennis Center.
Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships
October 3-12, 2015
Michael D. Case Tennis Center
Singles Main Draw
Round of 32
No. 76 Marko Krickovic (AUB) def. No. 5 Quentin Monaghan (ND), 1-6, 7-5, 7-5
Round of 64
No. 5 Quentin Monaghan (ND) def. No. T-96 Korey Lovett (ALA), 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
Round of 256
Eddy Covalschi (ND) def. Gianni Mancini (TCU), 6-1, 6-0
Dante Saleh (Auburn) def. Alex Lebedev (ND), 6-7(5), 6-2, 7-6(4)
Jordi Arconada (TAMU) def. Alex Lawson (ND), 6-2, 6-3
Round of 128
Sam Bloom (WF) def. Eddy Covalschi (ND), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
— Joanne Norell, Athletics Communications Assistant