UND Roster

2011-12 Men's Tennis Roster

Casey Watt


Weight 165 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Gibsonia, PA
High School Pine-Richland
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Concluded impressive Irish career with an all-BIG EAST year, the fourth of his career … opened fall season ranked No. 28 in country … went 21-20 on the year, including 15-13 during the spring season playing primarily at the No. 1 position … won four matches against ranked opponents … advanced to the semifinals at the USTA/ITA Midwestern Singles Championship, knocking off four opponents before falling to No. 2 Blas Rola … defeated Ohio State’s Devin McCarthy (No. 32), in the quarterfinals, 7-5, 6-3 … defeated Maryland’s Maros Horny (No. 91), 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) … knocked off Texas A&M’s Alexis Klegou (No. 29), 6-3, 6-4, in biggest ranked win of the year … also knocked off St. John’s Vasko Mladenov (No. 71), 6-3, 6-4 … won 16 matches in straight sets … also competed at No. 1 doubles, first with Greg Andrews and then with fellow senior Niall Fitzgerald … went 9-13 with Fitzgerald playing against a tough schedule that featured five ranked foes, including three duos in the top 10 … knocked off No. 28 Devin McCarthy and Ille Van Engelen of Ohio State, 8-5, during regular season matchup … advanced to the NCAA Doubles Championships, with Fitzgerald, losing a thriller to No. 4 Ryan Thacher and Bradley Klahn of Stanford, 4-6, 6-7 … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Posted a 17-21 record on the season, while leading the Irish rotation in dual matches, playing as the No. 1 on 24 occasions and posting a record of 10-14 … also went 1-1 at the No. 2 position … finished with a record of 20-10 in doubles action, including teaming with Greg Andrews to go 11-2 at the No. 3 court on the dual season … named member of all-BIG EAST Team … defeated three ranked opponents in singles on the year … advanced to semifinals at the Midwest Regionals, defeating Northwestern’s Spencer Wolf (6-3, 7-5), Western Michigan’s Pablo Olivarez (5-7, 6-3, 6-3), teammate Michael Moore (6-1, 6-3) and Ohio State’s Chase Buchanan (7-6, 6-2) en route … earned first win over ranked opponent on the season when he took down Oklahoma’s 26th-ranked Ionut Beleleu (7-6, 3-6, 6-3) … also knocked off #62 Johnny Hamui of Illinois (7-6, 4-6, 6-2) and #39 Artem Baradach of SMU (7-5, 7-6) … climbed as high as 58th on the season in singles … started the dual year by winning 11 of first 12 matches in doubles with Greg Andrews … went a perfect 3-0 at the BIG EAST Championship after pairing up with Stephen Havens at No. 2 doubles … knocked off Georgetown’s Charlie Caris and Bryan Miller (8-3), USF’s Sebastian Hagn and Yannick Yoshizawa (8-5) and Louisville’s Alejandro Calligari and Robert Hall (8-4) on the weekend … started season ranked as 39th-best doubles team along with Stephen Havens in the ITA preseason rankings … earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Recorded a 20-19 mark in singles play, including a 9-17 record in dual play and an 11-2 clip in tournament action … spent the season at the No. 1 singles position for the Irish … recorded first regular-season win against #35 Tulsa’s Philip Stevens in a three-set match … defeated Carl Ho, of #51 New Mexico, 7-5, 6-2 … downed #50 Jason Jung of Michigan in a three-set match … defeated Michigan State’s Ronnie Hulewicz 7-6, 6-2 for the match-clinching point … defeated #7 Mortiz Baumann of Wisconsin 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 … defeated Fresno State’s Mirko Zapletal in the Blue-Gray Classic … defeated Georgetown’s Anthony Tan in a two-set match to advance to the BIG EAST semifinals … began the year claiming Notre Dame’s lone doubles win in a closely contested match versus Christian Blocker and Carl Sundberg of Miami, 9-8 during the Illinois Invitational … downed William & Mary’s Keziel Juneau/Ilja Orre 8-6 with partner Tyler Davis … defeated New Mexico’s Phil Anderson and Carl Ho, 8-6 … led the sweep over Michigan State in doubles with partner Stephen Havens … came from behind to defeat Wisconsin’s Moritz Baumann and Patrick Pohlmann at No. 1 doubles, 8-5 … recorded an 8-6 win over Florida State’s Vahid Mirzadeh and Connor Smith to give the Irish a 1-0 lead towards an overall win … clinched the winning point for the Irish over Northwestern after battling Tobias Reitz and Andrew McCarthy to a tiebreak win at No. 1 doubles … claimed a victory over Ball State’s Eduardo Pavia and Zane Smith to open doubles play against the Cardinals … earned the first doubles win in season finale over Navy … downed Georgetown’s Andrew Bruhn and Tim Walsh 8-5 to advance to BIG EAST semifinals … ranked 88th in doubles with Stephen Havens going into BIG EAST semifinals … saw action in BIG EAST Championship at first doubles … earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: One of three freshmen named to the 2009 all-BIG EAST men’s tennis team … recorded a 28-5 overall record in singles play … went 10-0 in open play and 18-5 in dual season singles play … his four straight victories during the Tom Fallon Invitational helped earn him all-tournament team honors … 18 dual wins marked the most by a freshman since Sheeva Parbhu finished 20-3 in 2005 … had a team-high five match-clinching wins with four of the five coming against ranked teams … posted three come-from-behind wins, including a win over Michael Breler of 20th-ranked Texas Tech, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 … posted an 8-2 overall record in three-set matches including back- to-back wins in his last two completed matches of the season against Mahmound Hamed of #41 South Florida 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 and Simon Childs of #23 Louisville, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 … saw significant time on the courts in doubles play as well … posted an open season record of 4-5 and a dual mark of 12-12 for an overall 16- 17 doubles record … posted a 12-12 mark with teammate Stephen Havens in dual play, all of which came at No. 2 doubles for the Irish … the two would go on to clinch the doubles point a team-high six times … clinched wins for both doubles and singles on three occasions, including Notre Dame’s first win of the season against #64 William & Mary when he and Havens beat the team of Dominic Pagon and Marwan Ramadan (8-3) then went on to defeat Dominic Pagon (6-4, 6-4) … advanced to the consolation finals with partner Santiago Montoya at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championships by defeating Kevin Cox and Torsten Kiel- Long of Southern California (6-4, 6-2) in the semifinals … his 2-0 record at No. 3 singles in the 2009 Blue Gray National Tennis Classic earned him his first career BIG EAST Player of the Week award on March 25 … earned a monogram.

HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA: Four-year letter winner at Pine-Richland (Pa.) … ranked the 12th-best senior in the country by the Tennis Recruiting Network … won the Louis Gateway Championship … captured the L4 18-and- under Section Championship on two separate occasions … born in Pittsburgh, Pa. … son of George and Kimberly Watt … second-youngest of six siblings … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing.