Sophomore Sam Keeton has had a strong first two days of play at the Harvard Invitational, posting two singles wins as well as a doubles win.

Notre Dame Dominates Day Two Of The Harvard Invitational

Oct. 10, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Irish men’s tennis team turned in a dominating performance versus Alabama on day two of the Harvard Invitational (Saturday, Oct. 10). Notre Dame posted a 6-1 mark in singles play and added a 2-1 record in doubles competition against the Crimson Tide. A day earlier (Friday, Oct. 9), the Irish posted a 5-4 singles mark and a 2-2 doubles record versus competition from Harvard.

Through two days of action, Notre Dame has been led by sophomores Casey Watt (Gibsonia, Pa.) and Sam Keeton (Kansas City, Mo.) as well as freshman Michael Moore (Glenview, Ill.). The trio has combined to post a 6-0 mark in singles play through two rounds of action, while Watt and Keeton have each contributed to a doubles triumph as well.

Against Alabama, Watt line up at the No. 1 position and took out Ricky Doverspike 6-4, 7-6. From the No. 5 slot, Keeton outlasted Alabama’s Trey Walston, 6-7, 6-2, 6-2, to stay unbeaten in singles play. Moore claimed two straight-set wins on Friday and Saturday, including a win over Alabama’s Creighton Blanchard (6-2, 6-2) from the No. 6 position.

Complete results from the first two days are listed below. Notre Dame closes out the Harvard Invitational tomorrow, Oct. 11 when it faces opposition from the University of Minnesota. Upon completion of the three-day event, an All-Tournament team will be announced. Play is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.

HARVARD Invitational – MATCH DAY 1 & 2 RESULTS (OCT. 9 & 10)

Notre Dame vs. Harvard (9.9.09)Doubles1.    Omodele-Lucien/Tchan (Har) def. Watt/Davis (ND), 8-62.    Felton/Schultz (Har) def. Stahl/Havens (ND), 8-13.    Johnson/Moros (ND) def. Hayes/Mangham (Har), 8-54.    Anderson/Keeton (ND) def. Nguyen/McAnulty (Har), 8-5
Singles1. Omodele-Lucien (Har) def. Stephen Havens (ND), 4-6, 6-3, 6-42. Casey Watt (ND) def. Michael Hayes (Har), 6-3, 6-43. Josh Tchan (Har) def. Daniel Stahl (ND), 4-6, 7-6, 6-34. Blas Moros (ND) def. Davis Mangham (Har), 6-0, 7-5,5. Alistair Felton (Har) def. Tyler Davis (ND), 6-7, 7-5, 6-26. Sam Keeton (ND) def. Christo Schultz (Har), 6-4, 6-27. Andy Nguyen (Har) def. David Anderson (ND), 3-6, 6-2, 10-28. Michael Moore (ND) def. Mac McAnulty (Har), 6-1, 6-29. Matt Johnson (ND) def. Liinus Hietaniemi (Har), ND 6-1, 6-0

Notre Dame vs. Alabama (9.10.09)Doubles1. Watt/Davis (ND) def. Doverspike/Thompson, 8-62. Davis/Yassine (ALA) def. Johnson/Moros (ND), 8-63. Havens/Stahl (ND) def. Walston/Blanchard (ALA), 8-6
Singles1. Casey Watt (ND) def. Ricky Doverspike (ALA), 6-4, 7-62. Stephen Havens (ND) def. Michael Davis (ALA), 6-4, 6-23. Michael Thompson (ALA) def. Blas Moros (ND), 4-6, 6-3, 6-14. Dan Stahl (ND) def. Houssam Yassine (ALA), 6-2, 6-25. Sam Keeton (ND) def. Trey Walston (ALA), 6-7, 6-2, 6-26. Michael Moore (ND) def. Creighton Blanchard (ALA), 6-2, 6-27. David Anderson (ND) def. Harris Barnard (ALA), 6-1, 6-2

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