Junior Eric Schnurrenberger is into the quarterfinals in both the singles and doubles draws at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships.

Schnurrenberger Leads Strong Irish Day Three At USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals

Oct. 18, 2014


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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Junior Eric Schnurrenberger went 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles Saturday at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals to highlight a spectacular day for the University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team at the elite tournament.

Schnurrenberger, who is in the quarterfinals in both draws, helped lead an Irish group that went an impressive 10-4 on the day.

“Eric has played very well the last two days,” said head coach Ryan Sachire. “All three of his matches were high quality wins, and he is hoping to continue to build and improve each match throughout the rest of the tournament.”

While Schnurrenberger is the lone Notre Dame player remaining in the singles draw and will meet No. 6 Jared Hiltzik of Illinois Sunday, the Zug, Switzerland native is joined by several of his teammates in the doubles bracket.
Schnurrenberger and his teammate Drew Dawson will look to advance to the semifinals Sunday when they meet Jeffrey Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt. Elsewhere, the sophomore pair of Eddy Covalschi and Josh Hagar will meet Alex Patrone and Runhao Hua and the No. 27 team of Billy Pecor and Alex Lawson will battle DePaul’s Kyle Johnson and Sten Leusink.
Not just a solid doubles team, Hagar and Covalschi both advanced to the round of 16 in singles action, before falling Alex Patrone and John Patrick Mallone, respectively. Earlier in the day, Lawson lost a close three-set contest to Hiltzik, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Fans can follow all the action at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships by going to the tournament central page located at the top of this article.
Sunday Matches
Singles Main Draw
Eric Schnurrenberger vs. No. 6 Jared Hiltzik (Illinois), 10 a.m.
Doubles Main Draw
Drew Dawson / Eric Schnurrenberger vs. Jeffrey Schorsch / Charlie Emhardt (Valpo)
Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar vs. Alex Petrone / Runhao Hua (Mich)
Alex Lawson / Billy Pecor vs. Kyle Johnson / Sten Leusink (DePaul)

Saturday Matches
Singles Main Draw
Second Round (followed by Round of 16)
No. 6 Jared Hiltzik (Illinois) d. Alex Lawson, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Eric Schnurrenberger d. No. 92 Herkko Pollanen (OSU), 6-3, 6-3
Josh Hagar d. Brett Forman (MSU), 6-3, 7-6
Eddy Covalschi d. Mihir Kumar (NU), 7-6, 6-3
Round of 16
Eric Schnurrenberger d. Stjepan Sisko (Toledo), 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Alex Petrone (Michigan) d. Josh Hagar, 6-4, 6-4
John Patrick Mullane (Michigan State) d. Eddy Covalschi, 6-0, 6-3

Consolation Matches
Joseph Dodridge (Wisconsin) d. Kenneth Sabacinski, 6-2, 6-1
Alex Pasareanu (Northwestern) d. Wyatt McCoy, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Doubles Main Draw
Second Round (followed by Round of 16)
Steinbach / Metka (Ohio State) d. Wyatt McCoy / Kenneth Sabacinski, 8-5
Drew Dawson / Eric Schnurrenberger d. Baev / Shropshire (Northwestern), 8-7 (7-5)
Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar d. Sisko / Meza (Toledo), 8-2
Alex Lawson / Billy Pecor d. Fernandez / Tehrani (Marquette), 8-3
Round of 16
Drew Dawson / Eric Schnurrenberger d. Lloveras / Theodor (UIC), 8-1
Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar d. Dube / Roy (Michigan State), 8-7 (7-5)
Alex Lawson / Bully Pecor d. Galoustian / de Veer (Cleveland State), 8-3
Friday Matches
Singles Qualifying Draw
Patryk Koscielski (Detroit), def. Billy Pecor, 6-4, 6-4
Singles Main Draw
Alex Lawson def. Joe VanMeter (Cleveland State), 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 7-5
Eric Schnurrenberger def. Toshiki Matsuya (Illinois), 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-4
Josh Hagar def. Brian Page (Illinois), 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
Runhao Hua (Michigan) def. Kenneth Sabacinski, 6-2, 6-0
Eddy Covalschi def. Mark Singnil (Toledo), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Doubles Main Draw
First Round
Wyatt McCoy / Kenneth Sabacinski def. Andres Cobos / Daniel Cardenas (IPFW), 8-4
Teofanovic / Dykema (Marquette) def. Dougie Barnard / Brendon Kempin, 8-5
Drew Dawson / Eric Schnurrenberger def. Alexander Kim / Doug Zade (MSU), 8-3
Johnson / Leusink (DePaul) def. Michael Fredericka / Nicolas Montoya, 8-4
Eddy Covalschi / Josh Hagar def. Gleb Sklyr / Scott Christian (Marquette), 8-3
No. 27 Alex Lawson / Billy Pecor def. Patryck Kocielski / Chance Conley (Detroit), 8-4

Thursday Matches
Singles Qualifying Draw
First Round
Brendon Kempin def. Rafael Orantes (Detroit), 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
Wyatt McCoy def. Andres Cabos (IPFW), 6-4, 6-3
Billy Pecor def. Michael Savaglio (Valparaiso), 6-1, 6-1
Alp Horoz (NU) def. Michael Fredericka, 6-3, 6-4
Charlie Ernhardt (Valparaiso) def. Drew Dawson, 6-3, 6-2
Second Round
Alberto Zanotti (NU) def. Brendon Kempin, 6-0, 6-1
Billy Pecor def. Daniel Cardenas (IPFW), 6-1, 6-2
Michael Sinha (Wisconsin) def. Wyatt McCoy, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4