Notre Dame and Cincinnati Claim Tennis Weekly Awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Notre Dame junior Billy Pecor was named BIG EAST Player of the Week in men's tennis and Cincinnati senior Caitlin O'Gara was named BIG EAST Player of the Week in women's tennis in the fifth weekly awards of the spring 2013 season.

 

Pecor went 2-0 from the No. 4 position in singles and 2-0 in the No. 2 spot in doubles. The junior defeated No. 97 Juan Pablo Mura from No. 7 Kentucky 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-2) and Michael Zhu of No. 21 Michigan 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4. In doubles action, the duo of Pecor and Alex Lawson, ranked No. 55, claimed wins of 8-6 and 8-5 over Kentucky and Michigan respectively.

 

O'Gara was 2-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles. The senior defeated Lucy Nutting from Connecticut 6-2, 7-5 in the No. 3 spot and Miriam Zein of Rutgers 6-2, 6-4, also from the No. 3 position. O'Gara and teammate Jasmine Lee played in the No.1 position in doubles and defeated the duo of Abby McKeon and Lucy Nutting from Connecticut 8-1.

 

Tennis Notes From Around the League:

 

  • Four BIG EAST teams rank in the top 60 of the Feb. 19 ITA Men's National Team Rankings: No. 25 Notre Dame, No. 38 Louisville and No. 56 USF.
  • Two players rank in the top 115 of the Feb. 12 ITA Men's Singles Rankings: No. 71 Greg Andrews of Notre Dame and No. 115 Sebastian Stiefelmeyer of Louisville.
  • Two BIG EAST doubles teams rank in the top 55 of the Feb. 12 ITA Men's Doubles Rankings: No. 31 Alex Gornet and Albert Wagner of Louisville and No. 55 Alex Lawson and Billy Pecor of Notre Dame.

 

Women's Tennis Notes From Around the League:

 

  • Three BIG EAST teams rank in the top 70 of the Feb. 19 ITA Women's National Team Rankings: No. 22 Notre Dame, No. 47 USF and No. 69 DePaul.
  • Four players rank in the top 100 of the Feb. 12 ITA Women's Singles Rankings: No. 47 Ecaterina Vasenina of USF, No. 112 Mateca Cutura of DePaul, No. 74 Britney Sanders of Notre Dame and No. 99 Vanessa Petrini of Rutgers
  • Three BIG EAST doubles teams rank in the top-50 of the Feb. 12 ITA Women's Doubles Rankings: No. 30 Julie Sabacinski and Britney Sanders of Notre Dame, No. 51 Matea Cutura and Jasmin Kling of DePaul and No. T-59 Jennifer Kellner and Molly O'Koniewski of Notre Dame.

 

This Week in BIG EAST Tennis:

 

2/20

Marquette at Wisconsin

6 p.m.

2/22

Connecticut (men's) vs. Georgetown (men's)

TBA

 

Georgetown (women's) vs. USF (women's)

1 p.m.

 

Rutgers vs. Army

3 p.m.

 

Villanova (women's) at California (Pa.)

4 p.m.

 

Notre Dame (women's) vs. Baylor

5 p.m.

 

Syracuse vs. Illinois

5 p.m.

 

Marquette (men's) vs. Valparaiso

6 p.m.

2/23

Georgetown (men's) vs. Richmond

TBA

 

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

TBA

 

Louisville (women's) at Winthrop

TBA

 

Notre Dame (men's) at Ohio State

Noon

 

Pittsburgh vs. Villanova (women's)

Noon

 

DePaul (men's) vs. Cal Poly

1 p.m.

 

Marquette (women's) at Iowa

2 p.m.

 

DePaul (women's) vs. IPFW/Western Illinois

3 p.m./7 p.m.

 

Villanova (men's) at Lehigh

3 p.m.

 

Marquette (men's) vs. Toledo

5 p.m.

 

Seton Hall vs. Towson

5 p.m.

2/24

Seton Hall at Navy

9 a.m.

 

Notre Dame (women's) vs. Western Michigan

11 a.m.

 

Louisville (women's) at Wake Forest

Noon

 

Louisville (men's) at Virginia Tech

1 p.m.

 

DePaul (men's) vs. Arizona

2 p.m.

 

DePaul (women's) vs. Syracuse

2 p.m.

 

St. John's (men's) at Dartmouth

2 p.m.

 

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

2 p.m.

 

Villanova (men's) at Delaware

4 p.m.

 

Cincinnati vs. Dayton

5 p.m.