Feb. 18, 2017
By Joanne Norell
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team will take the courts of the Eck Tennis Pavilion on Sunday when the Irish welcome Indiana for a non-conference matchup.
WHO: #RV Notre Dame (6-3) vs. Indiana (7-2)
WHERE: Eck Tennis Pavilion | Notre Dame, Ind.
WHEN: Noon ET Sunday
RESULTS: | WatchND Live Stream
On The Hoosiers
- The Hoosiers enter the weekend with a 7-2 mark on the season, with their only losses coming against ranked opponents Illinois and Kentucky. Indiana will face Memphis at home Friday before traveling to face the Irish on Sunday.
- Keivon Tabrizi and Raheel Manji are ranked 31st in the most recent Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s Tennis Doubles rankings.
- Notre Dame is 42-29 all-time against Indiana and 1-0 under Callaghan Family Head Men’s Tennis Coach Ryan Sachire. The Irish defeated the Hoosiers 5-2 last season at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.
Last Time Out
The Irish opened the Atlantic Coast Conference season last Saturday with a 7-0 win over Boston College at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. On Sunday, Notre Dame hosted No. 17 Illinois and Detroit Mercy in a doubleheader, falling in a close 5-2 match to the Illini before bouncing back for a 7-0 win over the Titans.
On The Horizon
Seniors Josh Hagar and Eddy Covalschi are both one doubles win away from 60 in their careers. Sophomore Daniel Rayl is also one win away from reaching 25 career singles victories. Hagar is three singles victories away from his 70th career win.
Notre Dame remains second in the receiving votes category of the most recent Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s Tennis Rankings. The Irish also boast two players in the individual rankings. Seniors Josh Hagar and Eddy Covalschi jumped four spots to No. 6 in the national doubles rankings, having gone 15-4 on the season, including 5-1 in dual play this spring. Hagar dropped to No. 34 in the national singles rankings, with a 3-3 record in dual competition.
Keeping Up With The Irish
All indoor home matches will be streamed live on WatchND. Live scoring will be available for all home tennis matches at UND.com, with links for each match available on the men’s tennis schedule page. Live match updates will also be shared on the team’s Twitter account, @NDMensTennis.
Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2014 and coordinates communications efforts for the Notre Dame women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and fencing programs. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, and earned her master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University in 2013.