Notre Dame Men's Tennis | Feb. 15, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
HOUSTON, Texas --- The Notre Dame men's tennis team has been seeing a lot of the word "upset" lately, but tonight they may have laid the term to rest. After giving No. 1 a Virginia a run in the first round of the ITA National Indoor Championships yesterday, the No. 16 Irish handily took down the higher ranked No. 9 Mississippi State in the consolation play today, 4-1.
The Irish were in trouble early, as they lost the doubles point at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Notre Dame has not dropped the doubles point to an opponent since the match against Minnesota three weeks ago.
But the Irish have proven their grit in recent weeks' tough matchups, and they went into the singles matches with determination and energy. Notre Dame won the first set of all six singles matches, setting the tone for the rest of the match.