Notre Dame Athletics | January 29, 2019
NORMAN, Okla. – The No. 17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish punched their ticket to the ITA Indoor Nationals in February, defeating the No. 13 Oklahoma Sooners, 4-2, Sunday afternoon in Norman. Qualifying for the ITA Kickoff Weekend Championship match following their sweep over Vanderbilt on Saturday, the Irish will bring home the championship title and improve their season record to 3-0.
"I'm extremely proud of our players and coaches," Head Coach Ryan Sachire said. "Oklahoma is a tremendous college tennis program, and they don't lose often on their home courts. Our guys battled at every single position, and they always responded when the OU players raised their level and made runs at us.
"We are going to be in a bunch of close matches like this as our season progresses, and this will be a great experience to draw on moving forward," he stated on the season ahead.
The Irish came out strong in doubles, claiming their third doubles point in as many matches this season. The No. 11 duo in the country in Richard Ciamarra and Tristan McCormick defeated Spencer Papa and Jake Van Emburgh of Oklahoma to give the Irish the advantage.
Court three was the next to finish as 49th-ranked doubles team Grayson Broadus and Matt Gamble secured the doubles point, winning the set 6-3 as court two remained unfinished.
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