UND Roster

2015-16 Men's Tennis Roster

Quentin Monaghan


Weight 142 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Chatham, NJ
High School Chatham
Bio

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Two-time ITA All-American (Singles 2015, Doubles 2016)
  • 2016 NCAA Doubles Championships Semifinalist
  • 2016 ITA National Men’s Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award Recipient
  • 2016 Byron V. Kanaley Award Winner
  • 2015 & 2016 NCAA Singles Championships qualifier
  • 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Doubles Championship Semifinalist
  • 2016 ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Champion
  • 2015 NCAA Singles Championship semifinalist
  • Two-time First Team All-ACC (2015, 2016)
  • 2014 Third Team All-ACC
  • ACC Player of the Week (March 24, 2015; March 22, 2016)
  • 2015 ITA Midwest Player to Watch
  • 2015 American Collegiate Invitational selection
  • 2015 Oracle/ITA Masters selection
  • Three-time All-ACC Academic Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • 2013 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year
  • 2013 All-BIG EAST
  • 2013 BIG EAST Academic All-Star
  • BIG EAST Player of the Week (Jan. 29, 2013)

AS A SENIOR: Capped his already prolific career at Notre Dame with more conference and national achievements … earned his second career All-America citation by advancing to the NCAA Doubles Championship semifinal with partner Alex Lawson, becoming the sixth multi-time All-American in the program’s 93-year history … recorded a singles mark of 21-19 and doubles record of 21-14 … ranked as high as No. 5 in singles (finishing at No. 36) and No. 6 in doubles with partner Alex Lawson (finishing at No. 10) … defeated No. 4 Boris Arias/Jordan Daigle of LSU with partner Alex Lawson at the Oracle/ITA Masters (6-4, 3-6, 11-9) to kick off the fall slate in September … beat No. 96 Korey Lovett of Alabama in the main draw first round at the ITA All-American Championships … recorded victories against Valparaiso’s Garrett Gardner/Lucas Waak (8-4), Wisconsin’s Alexander Kokorev/Darius Mackenzie (8-2), Michigan’s Gabe Tishman/Kevin Wong (8-5), Ohio State’s Matt Mendez/Hunter Tubert (6-4, 6-2) and Valparaiso’s No. 55 Charlie Emhardt/Jeffrey Schorsch (6-1, 7-5) at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships to win the doubles crown with partner Alex Lawson … advanced to the ITA Midwest Regional Championship singles semifinal, defeating Ohio State’s No. 63 Ralf Steinbach (6-4, 5-7, 6-4) in the quarterfinal … defeated No. 50 Alex Ghilea of Oklahoma (6-4, 7-5) and Indiana’s Samuel Monette (6-3, 7-6 (7-0) in singles play; and Stanford’s Tom Fawcett/David Wilczynski (6-2, 6-3), and Florida’s No. 23 Diego Hidalgo/Gordon Watson (6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 10-7) at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, advancing to the doubles semifinal with Lawson … during the dual season recorded victories against Tulsa’s No. 51 Or Ram-Harel (6-1, 6-3), Indiana’s No. 27 Sam Monette (6-1, 6-1), No. 73 Jathan Malik of Michigan (6-2, 6-3), No. 20 Nicolas Alvarez of Duke (7-6 (7-5), 6-3), No. 28 Piotr Lomacki of Miami (6-2, 6-4), No. 8 Ryan Shane of No. 2 Virginia (6-7, 7-5, 1-0), No. 29 Brayden Schnur of No. 1 North Carolina (6-4, 3-6, 6-3), and No. 89 Thomas Weigel of NC State (6-3, 6-3) … in doubles topped No. 13 Ralf Steinbach/Martin Joyce of No. 3 Ohio State with partner Grayson Broadus (6-2), No. 11 Benjamin Lock/Marco Nunez of No. 22 Florida State with partner Alex Lawson (6-4), and No. 54 Thomas Weigel/Simon Norenius of NC State with partner Alex Lawson (6-2) … defeated Catalin Mateas/Vincent Lin of Duke during the ACC Tournament with Lawson (6-3) … beat No. 57 Strong Kirchheimer of Northwestern (6-4, 6-0) in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship … with Lawson, recorded victories against No. 5 Korey Lovett/Mazen Osama of Alabama (6-4, 6-3), No. 18 Chin-Shan Jao/Dominik Koepfer of Tulane (6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (8-6), 10-8), and No. 9 Filip Bergevi/Florian Lakat of California (6-3, 7-5) before falling to eventual national champions No. 2 Mackenzie McDonald/Martin Redlicki of UCLA in the semifinal of the NCAA Doubles Championships … named to his second straight All-ACC First Team, achieving all-conference honors in all four Notre Dame seasons … named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the third straight year … awarded the Byron V. Kanaley Award, given to senior student-athletes who have been most exemplary as students and leaders, at the 2016 OSCARS ceremony … named the National ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winner … participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Turned in a historically great season at the top of the Irish singles lineup … advanced to the semifinals at the NCAA Singles Championship, the first Notre Dame men’s tennis student-athlete to do so since the team and individual championships became separate in 1977, and the first to do so at all since 1959 (Maxwell Brown) … met all three possible ITA All-America criteria (only one needed) by earning a top 16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championships (9-16), advancing to the round of 16 (semifinalist) and finishing in the Oracle/ITA singles rankings top 20 (No. 7) … became the first Irish All-American since Stephen Bass in 2008 … claimed the third-highest year-end singles ranking in program history … named First Team All-ACC … amassed a 33-7 overall singles record between fall and spring seasons, including a 20-3 dual singles mark and a 10-2 ACC record … went 19-5 against nationally ranked foes … kicked off the fall season with three wins in four matches at the Fighting Illini Invitational … qualified for the main draw at the ITA All-American Championships, where he defeated USC’s No. 33 Roberto Quiroz (6-0, 7-5) in the first round before falling to Georgia’s No. 12 Austin Smith … won eight of his first 10 matches to begin the dual season (one unfinished), which included a seven-match win streak … bounced back from a streak-ending loss to Louisville’s Seb Stiefelmeyer to win 12 straight, with wins over eight ranked opponents … defeated No. 3 Ryan Shane of Virginia in an impressive 7-6(4), 6-3 win at the Courtney Tennis Center that saw him come back from a 1-5 first-set deficit … was named ACC Player of the Week (March 24) after his wins over Shane and Georgia Tech’s No. 66 Christopher Eubanks (6-4, 7-6(4)) … also defeated No. 11 Nicolas Alvarez of Duke (7-5, 5-7, 10-6) and No. 12 Brayden Schnur of North Carolina (6-3, 0-6, 6-2) during the span … looked dominant in first four matches of the NCAA Singles Championship … knocked off No. 33 Farris Gosea of Illinois 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to open play … again defeated USC’s Quiroz (now No. 25) 6-4, 6-4 … felled Oklahoma State’s No. 32 Jakob Sude 6-2, 6-4 in the Round of 16 … bounced back to beat TCU’s No. 39 Cameron Norrie in the quarterfinal, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 … eventually fell to eventual national champion Shane 6-4, 6-1 in the semifinal … named the ITA Midwest Player to Watch … over the summer was selected to take part in the American Collegiate Invitational (during the US Open) and the Oracle/ITA Masters tournament during the fall of his senior year … named to the All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team … earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Came back after a stellar freshman year for a standout sophomore campaign … went 8-8 at No. 2 singles and 5-0 at No. 3 singles … logged a 5-5 record at No. 3 doubles with various partners … named third-team All-ACC and to the 2014 ACC All-Academic Team … notched a notable 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over Brett Clark of No. 8 North Carolina … also defeated Blake Davis of No. 28 Florida State, 6-2, 6-0 … his 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Stefan Lindmark clinched the Irish win over No. 38 Ole Miss in order advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championship … recorded a 4-0 streak in the late spring in a tough ACC schedule … advanced to the quarterfinals of the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational … faced off against teammate Josh Hagar in the finals of the ITA Summer Circuit … earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Turned in an impressive spring season with an 18-4 mark (13-4 at No. 2) including a nine-match winning streak near the end of the season … named BIG EAST Freshman of the Year … two of five singles losses came to opponents ranked in the top 10 … picked up 13 wins playing at the No. 2 position … went 5-2 in doubles action in the spring … was named BIG EAST Player of the week on January 29th … clinched the BIG EAST title for the Irish with a win over Albert Wagner of Louisville … opened Irish career with an 8-4 mark in singles and a 3-4 record in doubles during the fall season … won first two singles matches of career at the OFCC Invitational, defeating Julian Childers of Illinois (6-1, 6-0) and David Sofaer of Pepperdine (6-4, 1-6, 6-3) … won a pair of matches at the Tom Fallon Invitational and a match at the USTA/ITA Midwest Singles Championship … went 3-0 at the Tribe Invitational in singles to earn all-tournament team accolades … won six of eight singles matches in straight sets … won a doubles contest at the OFCC Invitational, the Tom Fallon Invitational and the USTA/ITA Midwest Doubles Championship … teamed with Wyatt McCoy and Ryan Bandy during the fall … a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic team … earned a Monogram.

HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Chatham (N.J.) in the spring of 2012 … two-year letterwinner in tennis … elected not to play high school tennis junior and senior seasons … nominated as an All-American and blue chip recruit senior year … reached top 100 in the US 14 and under age division … named to the top five list in the eastern section freshman year … played in the No. 1 spot for the state champion team (Newark Academy) … ranked top 20 in the US 14 under age division … named the No. 1 ranked player in the eastern section sophomore year … In 2010 played in the No. 1 spot for the state finalist team (Chatham) … reached the quarterfinals of the individual state tournament and earned first team all-state honors (2009, 2010) … reached No. 9 in the US 16 and under age division… earned the No. 1 spot in the eastern section junior year … landed a No. 25 ranking in the US 18 and under age division with a No. 2 ranking in the eastern section senior year … Member of the National Honor Society and the student council … Awarded the key to the high school (class of 2012) … full name is Quentin Gaffree Monaghan … son of Thomas and Corina Monaghan … has two brothers, Patrick and Oliver … father, Thomas, played tennis, soccer and squash at Trinity University … brother, Patrick, played tennis at Tufts University before transferring to Notre Dame (Class of 2014) … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a management consulting major.