Sept. 26, 1999
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – – The Notre Dame team of sophomores Javier Taborga and Aaron Talarico captured their first career doubles title with a 8-4 win over Wisconsin’s Dustin Friedman and Danny Westerman in final day action of the Tom Fallon Invitational here at the Courtney Tennis Center.
Talarico (B Singles), Bryan Acken (C Singles) and the Irish doubles team of Andrew Laflin-Ashok Raju finished second in their respective draws, while Notre Dame sophomore Adrian Hidaka was beaten out for the D Singles title in three sets by Indiana State’s Jacek Wolicki.
In addition to the first place and four runner-up finishes, the Irish, playing in their first tournament this season, also won three of their four third-place matches in the main draw.
Overall, Indiana State won four titles and Notre Dame and Rice each captured one apiece.
Notre Dame results
A Singles Main Draw
3rd Place – Casey Smith (ND) d. Brad Erickson (Northwestern), 7-6, 6-7, 7-6
7th Place – Javier Taborga (ND) d. Henry Beam (Michigan), 6-0, 6-1
A Singles Consolation
3rd Place – Mark Overdevest (ND) d. Joost Hol (Northwestern), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
5th Place – Paul Jacobsen (Indiana) d. Andrew Laflin (ND), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
B Singles Main Draw
1st Place – Greg Tranquada (Indiana St.) d. Aaron Talarico (ND), 6-4, 6-3
3rd Place – Trent Miller (ND) d. Alexis Pourchet (Rice), 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
C Singles Main Draw
1st Place – Nathan Crick (Indiana St.) d. Bryan Acken (ND), 6-3, 6-1
3rd Place – Henry Choi (Indiana St.) won by default over Rob Warn (ND)
5th Place – Brian farrell (ND) d. Laith Al-Agba (Purdue), 6-2, 6-4
D Singles Main Draw
1st Place – Jacek Wolicki (Indiana St.) d. Adrian Hidaka (ND), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
3rd Place – Tim Giattina (ND) d. Ricky Buhrman (ND), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
D Singles Consolation
1st Place – Scott Kurtis (Northwestern) d. Chancey Martin (ND), 6-4, 6-4
3rd Place – Gilbert Chang (Purdue) d. Jake Cram (ND), 6-7, 6-2, 6-2
A Doubles Main Draw
1st Place – Javier Taborga-Aaron Talarico d. Friedman-Westerman (Wis.), 8-4
B Doubles Main Draw
1st Place – G.Keating-Wolicki (Ind. St.) d. Andrew Laflin-Ashok Raju (ND), 8-2