Sept. 28, 2007
The Notre Dame men’s tennis team posted strong results on day one of their home fall tournament, the Tom Fallon Invitational. The Irish went 9-6 in singles play to open the three day invitational.
Brett Helgeson posted two wins to keep his record perfect at 6-0. The junior defeated Kazuya Komada of Western Michigan 7-5, 6-1 and Santiago Gruter of Indiana 6-0, 6-2.
Freshmen Tyler Davis, Stephen Havens, and Dan Stahl each recorded wins in their first career home matches. Davis was victorious over Purdue’s Paul Foley in come from behind fashion, 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (13-11). Havens pushed his record to 3-2 with a 6-4, 6-1 win over the Boilermakers’ Griffin Nienberg. Stahl recorded his first home win over Eric Ramos, also of Purdue, 6-2, 6-2.
Takashi Yoshii, Sean Corrigan, Santiago Montoya and Graham King also posted victories for Notre Dame. Yoshii defeated Indiana’s Jai Yoon 6-3, 7-5 to record his first victory of the season. Corrigan also posted his initial win of the campaign, a 7-5, 6-4 decision over Eren Turkmenler of Purdue.
Montoya ran his record to 3-2 following a straight set win over Jose Fuenmayor of Purdue, while King recorded a 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (10-7) win over the Boilermakers’ DJ Johnson.
Action will resume Saturday morning at 9 AM at the Courtney Tennis Center, with Notre Dame taking the court at 11 AM for singles play and 2:30 PM for doubles play.