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Need To Know: Virginia Tech

March 23, 2017

By Joanne Norell

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team will go on the road this Friday, visiting Atlantic Coast Conference foe Virginia Tech on Friday in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Match 16
WHO: No. 37 Notre Dame (9-6, 1-2 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech (6-8, 1-3 ACC)
WHERE: Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center | Blacksburg, Va.
WHEN: 3 p.m. ET Friday
RESULTS: Live Stats

On The Hokies

  • Virginia Tech enters Friday’s match with a 6-8 record, and has lost five of its last seven matches.
  • The Hokies boast one ranked singles player, No. 82 Jai Corbett, who is 4-7 at No. 1 singles. Mitch Harper is 7-6 for Virginia Tech.
  • In doubles, Harper and Alexandre Ribeiro lead the Hokies with a 4-2 record.
  • Notre Dame is 6-4 in the all-time series against the Hokies, and 1-2 under Callaghan Family Head Men’s Tennis Coach Ryan Sachire.

Last Time Out

The Irish hosted No. 3 Virginia and DePaul last Saturday in a doubleheader at the Eck Tennis Pavilion, falling to the Cavaliers before rallying to defeat the Blue Demons 6-1.

On The Horizon

The Irish are two wins away from reaching the 1,200th dual win in program history.

Rankings Rundown

Notre Dame dropped nine spots to No. 37 in 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 moved up one spots to No. 11 in the most recent Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s Tennis doubles rankings, having gone 18-7 on the season, including 8-4 in dual play this spring. Hagar comes in at No. 45 in this week’s singles rankings.

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, 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.

For the latest on all things Irish men’s tennis, follow @NDMensTennis on Twitter and like Notre Dame Men’s Tennis on Facebook.


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.