Notre Dame Men's Tennis | May 11, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
NOTRE DAME, Ind. --- On a beautiful day for tennis at the Courtney Tennis Center, the University of Notre Dame took its first step in the 2014 NCAA Championship this afternoon with a 4-0 sweep of Green Bay in the first round of regional play.
"We played really well," said head coach Ryan Sachire "You know it's been a little bit of a tough week with final exams, and a little bit more of a disjointed schedule than what we're used to, but our guys did a great job preparing, and that's the most important thing that we talk about every single day: putting money in the bank so that on game day you can take it out. Our guys did a great job today, and competed well, and decisively beat a really good Green Bay team, and we're looking forward to tomorrow."
The Irish won the doubles point without incident, only losing a combined four games to the Phoenix. Senior Greg Andrews and sophomore Alex Lawson were once again playing together at No. 1, and the 18th-ranked duo defeated Michael Tenzer and Howard Scott, 8-1. Senior Matt Dooley and sophomore Quentin Monaghan sealed the doubles point for Notre Dame with an 8-2 victory over Rowan Isaaks and Leo Gomez Islinger. Freshman Josh Hagar and senior Billy Pecor's match against Michael Tebon and Joey Leto was abandoned at No. 2 (7-1).