Louisville and Notre Dame Earn Tennis Weekly Awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Louisville sophomore Sebastian Stiefelmeyer was named BIG EAST Player of the Week in men's tennis and Notre Dame junior Britney Sanders was named BIG EAST Player of the Week in women's tennis in the sixth weekly awards of the spring 2013 season.

 

Stiefelmeyer, ranked No. 118 in singles play, clinched the Cardinals 4-3 win against No. 49 Virginia Tech. The sophomore rebounded from a first set loss to upset No. 65 Amerigo Contini 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-3 from the No. 1 position.

 

Sanders went 2-0 in singles play to help the Fighting Irish defeat No. 19 Baylor 4-2 and No. 60 Indiana 4-3. The junior defeated then No. 13 Ema Burdic 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the No. 1 position. The No. 74 ranked player in the country also defeated Leslie Hureau of Indiana 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 6-4.

 

Men's Tennis Notes From Around the League:

 

  • Three BIG EAST teams rank in the top 75 of the Feb. 26 ITA Men's National Team Rankings: No. 29 Notre Dame, No. 42 Louisville, and No. 75 USF.
  • Three players rank in the top 105 of the Feb. 26 ITA Men's Singles Rankings: No. 97 Greg Andrews of Notre Dame, No. 101 Sebastian Stiefelmeyer of Louisville, and No. 102 Blas Moros of Notre Dame.
  • Two BIG EAST doubles teams rank in the top 60 of the Feb. 26 ITA Men's Doubles Rankings: No. 48 Alex Gornet and Albert Wagner of Louisville and No. 56 Oliver Pramming and Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz of USF.

 

Women's Tennis Notes From Around the League:

  • Three BIG EAST teams rank in the top 70 of the Feb. 26 ITA Women's National Team Rankings: No. 18 Notre Dame, No. 58 USF, and No. 66 DePaul.
  • Four players rank in the top 120 of the Feb. 26 ITA Women's Singles Rankings: No. 42 Britney Sanders of Notre Dame, No. 78 Ecaterina Vasenina of USF, No. 85 Mateca Cutura of DePaul, and No. 119 Vanessa Petrini of Rutgers.
  • One BIG EAST doubles team ranks in the top-50 of the Feb. 26 ITA Women's Doubles Rankings: No. 39 Julie Sabacinski, and Britney Sanders of Notre Dame.

 

This Week in BIG EAST Tennis:

 

2/27

Cincinnati (W) vs. Butler

1 p.m.

2/28

Notre Dame (W) vs. Western Michigan

5 p.m.

3/1

Villanova (M) at Pacific Coast Doubles Championship

All Day

 

St. John's (M) vs. Fordham

Noon

 

MARQUETTE (W) at RUTGERS (W)

1 p.m.

 

Connecticut vs. Quinnipiac

2 p.m.

 

PROVIDENCE (W) at GEORGETOWN (W)

6 p.m.

 

Marquette (M) vs. Dartmouth

7 p.m.

3/2

Providence (W) at Navy

9 a.m.

 

DE PAUL (W) at NOTRE DAME (W)

3:30 p.m.

 

St. John's (M) vs. UC Santa Barbara

5 p.m.

 

USF (M) vs. Texas

5 p.m.

3/3

Louisville (M) at Harvard

10 a.m.

 

Marquette (W) at West Virginia (W)

11 a.m.

 

DePaul (W) at Indiana

Noon

 

Pittsburgh (W) vs. California (Pa.)

Noon

 

USF (M) vs. Florida St.

Noon

 

Notre Dame (W) vs. Duke

11 a.m.

 

Marquette (M) vs. Green Bay

1 p.m.

 

Notre Dame (M) at Wisconsin

3 p.m.