Notre Dame and Syracuse Claim Tennis Weekly Awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Notre Dame freshman Quentin Monaghan was named BIG EAST Player of the Week in men's tennis and Syracuse sophomore Amanda Rodgers was named BIG EAST Player of the Week in women's tennis in the second weekly awards of the spring 2013 season.

 

Monaghan went 2-1 in singles play last week. The freshman defeated Nicky Hu of No. 28 Harvard 6-4, 6-4 and Lukas Vrnak of No. 31 Memphis 7-6 (2), 6-2. His win over Vrnak helped the Fighting Irish claim a 4-0 win over Memphis.

 

Rodgers was perfect in singles and doubles play last week. She went 2-0 in singles from the No. 3 position with wins against Boston College (6-2, 7-5) and Navy (6-4, 6-3). The sophomore was also 2-0 in doubles with her partner Komal Safdar. The duo won 8-6 against Boston College and 8-4 against Navy as the Orange defeated Navy 6-1.

 

Tennis Notes From Around the League:

 

  • Four BIG EAST teams rank in the top 56 of the Jan. 22 ITA Men's National Team Rankings: No. 30 Notre Dame, No. 36 Louisville, No. 50 USF and No. 56 St. John's.
  • Six players rank in the top 120 of the Jan. 3 ITA Men's Singles Rankings: No. 80 Greg Andrews of Notre Dame, No. 82 Sebastian Stiefelmeyer of Louisville, No. 88 Billy Pecor of Notre Dame, No. 105 Federico Sabogal of USF, No. 110 Blas Moros of Notre Dame and No. 120 Wyatt McCoy of Notre Dame.
  • Three BIG EAST doubles teams rank in the top 52 of the Jan. 3 ITA Men's Doubles Rankings: No. 31 Alex Gornet and Albert Wagner of Louisville, No. 51 Greg Andrews and Spencer Talmadge of Notre Dame and No. 52 Vasko Mladenov and Hugo Morth of St. John's.

 

Women's Tennis Notes From Around the League:

 

  • Three BIG EAST teams rank in the top 65 of the Jan. 22 ITA Women's National Team Rankings: No. 18 Notre Dame, No. 43 USF and No. 65 DePaul.
  • Eight players rank in the top-119 of the Jan. 3 ITA Women's Singles Rankings: No. 35 Ecaterina Vasenina of USF, No. 58 Britney Sanders of Notre Dame, No. 62 Rebecca Shine of Louisville, No. 70 Vanessa Petrini of Rutgers, No. 75 Loreta Alonso of USF, No. 84 Julia Fellerhoff of Louisville, No. 112 Mateca Cutura of DePaul and No. 119 Jarret Fisher of DePaul.
  • Four BIG EAST doubles teams rank in the top-50 of the Jan. 3 ITA Women's Doubles Rankings: No. 20 Julie Sabacinski and Britney Sanders of Notre Dame, No. 38 Matea Cutura and Jasmin Kling of DePaul, No. 44 Jennifer Kellner and Molly O'Koniewski of Notre Dame and No. 50 Loreta Alonso and Ecaterina Vasenina of USF.

 

 

This Week in BIG EAST Tennis:

 

2/1

Georgetown at Duquesne

TBA

 

DePaul (men's) at HEB Invitational

All Day

 

St. John's (men's) vs. Harvard

Noon

 

Louisville (women's) at Virginia Tech

3 p.m.

 

DePaul (women's) at Milwaukee

4 p.m.

 

Louisville (men's) at Wake Forest

5 p.m.

 

Marquette (women's) vs. UIC

5 p.m.

2/2

Georgetown (men's) at Toledo

TBA

 

DePaul (men's) at HEB Invitational

All Day

 

Villanova (women's) at Navy

8 a.m.

 

Syracuse vs. West Virginia

10 a.m.

 

Seton Hall at Army

11 a.m.

 

USF (women's) vs. Florida State

11 a.m.

 

Louisville (women's) at Minnesota

1 p.m.

 

Georgetown (women's) at Pittsburgh

2 p.m.

 

DePaul (women's) vs. Butler

3 p.m.

 

St. John's (women's) at Cornell

3 p.m.

 

Villanova (men's) at Navy

5 p.m.

 

Louisville (men's) at North Carolina

6 p.m.

 

Providence at Fairfield

7 p.m.

2/3

Notre Dame (women's) vs. Tennessee

9 a.m.

 

St. John's (women's) at UMBC

9 a.m.

 

Seton Hall at Binghamton

10 a.m.

 

Rutgers vs. Delaware

11 a.m.

 

Marquette (women's) vs. Milwaukee/Green Bay

11 a.m./4:30 p.m.

 

St. John's (men's) vs. Cornell

Noon

 

USF (men's) at LSU

Noon

 

Syracuse vs. Army

Noon

 

Notre Dame (men's) vs. Duke/IUPUI

Noon/6 p.m.

 

DePaul (women's) vs. Eastern Michigan

2 p.m.

 

Pittsburgh vs. St. Bonaventure

2 p.m.

2/4

Notre Dame (women's) at Iowa

4 p.m.