Notre Dame and Louisville Earn Tennis Weekly Awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Notre Dame junior Greg Andrews was named BIG EAST Player of the Week in men's tennis and Louisville sophomore Julia Fellerhoff was named BIG EAST Player of the Week in women's tennis in the fourth weekly awards of the spring 2013 season.

 

Andrews won in both singles and doubles to help the Fighting Irish defeat No. 48 Michigan State 6-1. The junior defeated Drew Lied 6-2, 6-3 in singles from the No. 1 position. Paired with teammate Spencer Talmadge at No. 1 doubles, the duo defeated Gijs Linders and Harry Jadun 8-3.

 

Fellerhoff was 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles last week as the Cardinals knocked off Eastern Michigan and Michigan State 6-1 and 6-1. From the No. 1 spot, the sophomore defeated Nino Mebuke of Eastern Michigan 6-3, 6-3 and Marina Bohrer of Michigan State 6-4, 7-5. At No. 1 doubles, Fellerhoff and partner Manuela Velasquez won 8-4 against the Eagles and 8-7 against the Spartans.

 

Tennis Notes From Around the League:

 

  • Four BIG EAST teams rank in the top 71 of the Feb. 5 ITA Men's National Team Rankings: No. 29 Notre Dame, No. 35 Louisville, No. 55 USF and No. 71 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.
  • DePaul claimed its first win over a ranked opponent since Feb. 10, 2012, defeating No. 75 UC Irvine 7-0.

 

Women's Tennis Notes From Around the League:

 

  • Three BIG EAST teams rank in the top 71 of the Jan. 30 ITA Women's National Team Rankings: No. 18 Notre Dame, No. 45 USF and No. 71 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:

 

2/13

Georgetown (women's) at Temple

Noon

 

Rutgers (women's) at Fairleigh Dickinson

2 p.m.

 

Georgetown (men's) at Penn

2:30 p.m.

2/14

Louisville (women's)  at Eastern Kentucky

2 p.m.

2/15

St. John's (women's) vs. Fordham

11 a.m.

 

Louisville (men's) vs. Wright State/Eastern Kentucky

1 p.m./6 p.m.

 

Cincinnati (women's) at Connecticut (women's)

2 p.m.

 

Connecticut (men's) at Webber Invitational

2 p.m.

 

DePaul (women's) at Marquette (women's)

4 p.m.

 

Notre Dame (women's) vs. Purdue

4 p.m.

 

Syracuse (women's) vs. Binghamton

4 p.m.

 

Seton Hall (women's) vs. NJIT

6 p.m.

2/16

Pittsburgh (women's) vs. Binghamton

10 a.m.

 

Connecticut (men's) vs. Florida Gulf Coast

10 a.m.

 

Louisville (women's) vs. Wisconsin

Noon

 

USF (men's) vs. Florida A&M

Noon

 

Notre Dame (men's) vs. Michigan

1 p.m.

 

DePaul (men's) vs. Toledo

6 p.m.

 

Marquette (men's) at Minnesota

6 p.m.

2/17

Providence (women's) at Brown

TBA

 

Cincinnati (women's) at Rutgers (women's)

10 a.m.

 

Connecticut (men's) at UCF

10 a.m.

 

Seton Hall (women's) vs. Princeton

11 a.m.

 

DePaul (women's) at Michigan State

1 p.m.

 

Marquette (women's) vs. Ball State/Valparaiso

10 a.m./3:30 p.m.

 

Notre Dame (women's) at Northwestern

3 p.m.

 

Rutgers (women's) vs. Army

3 p.m.

 

Pittsburgh (women's) at Syracuse (women's)

10 a.m.