Notre Dame and Cincinnati Claim Tennis Weekly Awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Notre Dame junior Greg Andrews was named BIG EAST Player of the Week in men's tennis for the third time this season and Cincinnati senior Jasmine Lee was named BIG EAST Player of the Week in women's tennis in the seventh weekly awards of the spring 2013 season.

 

Andrews went 1-0 in singles play and 1-0 in doubles as No. 29 Notre Dame defeated No. 59 Wisconsin 5-2. The top-ranked singles player in the BIG EAST (No. 97) defeated Billy Bertha 6-1, 6-3 from the No. 1 position. Teamed with Spencer Talmadge, the duo took down Bertha and Alexander Kostanov 8-6 in the No. 1 spot.

 

Lee helped lead Cincinnati to a 6-1 win over Butler. The senior went 1-0 in singles with a 6-3, 6-2 win against Stephanie McLoughlin from the No. 1 position. In doubles play, the pair of Lee and Caitlin O'Gara defeated Caroline Hedrick and Brittany Farmer in the No. 1 spot 8-4.

 

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.

 

  • Senior Vasko Mladenov of St. John's has won four straight matches all in straight sets and all from the No. 1 position. His 6-2, 6-4 win against Srika Alla propelled the Red Storm to their first win of the season, defeating Fordham 7-0.

 

  • No. 42 Louisville fell short of a win against No. 23 Harvard, falling 3-4.

 

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.

 

  • No. 85 Matea Cutura of DePaul defeated No. 42 Britney Sanders of Notre Dame 7-5, 3-6, 11-9 and improved to 5-1 against ranked opponents this season.

 

 

Last Week's Results:

 

2/27

Cincinnati (W) vs. Butler

W, 6-1

 

 

Connecticut (W) vs. Quinnipiac

L, 1-6

 

2/28

Notre Dame (W) vs. Western Michigan

W, 7-0

 

3/1

Villanova (M) at Pacific Coast Doubles Championship

All Day

 

 

St. John's (M) vs. Fordham

W, 7-0

 

 

MARQUETTE (W) at RUTGERS (W)

Rutgers W, 5-2

 

 

Connecticut (M) vs. Quinnipiac

L, 3-6

 

 

PROVIDENCE (W) at GEORGETOWN (W)

Cancelled

 

 

Marquette (M) vs. Dartmouth

L, 2-5

 

3/2

DE PAUL (W) at NOTRE DAME (W)

Notre Dame W, 5-2

 

 

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

L, 3-4

 

 

USF (M) vs. Texas

L, 1-6

 

3/3

Louisville (M) at No. 23 Harvard

L, 3-4

 

 

Marquette (W) at West Virginia

L, 2-5

 

 

DePaul (W) at Indiana

L, 3-4

 

 

Pittsburgh (W) vs. California (Pa.)

L, 3-4

 

 

USF (M) vs. Florida St.

L, 1-6

 

 

Notre Dame (W) vs. Duke

L, 2-5

 

 

Marquette (M) vs. Green Bay

W, 4-3

 

 

Notre Dame (M) at No. 59 Wisconsin

W, 5-2

 

 

 

This Week in BIG EAST Tennis:

 

3/5

RUTGERS (W) at CONNECTICUT (W)

2 p.m.

 

Notre Dame (M) vs. Illinois

6 p.m.

3/6

Georgetown (W) at Florida International

Noon

 

Louisville (M) vs. Indiana

4 p.m.

3/7

Villanova (M) at Whittier

6 p.m.

3/8

Georgetown (M) at Barry

10 a.m.

 

St. John's (M) vs. Memphis

Noon

 

DePaul (M) at New Mexico

2 p.m.

 

USF (M) vs. Penn

2 p.m.

 

DePaul (W) at Princeton

5 p.m.

 

Louisville (M) vs. Oklahoma

5 p.m.

 

Connecticut vs. Sacred Heart

6 p.m.

 

Marquette (M) vs. Northern Illinois

7 p.m.

3/9

Georgetown (M) at Miami

10 a.m.

 

Pittsburgh (W) vs. Cornell

10 a.m.

 

DePaul (M) at New Mexico State

Noon

 

Rutgers (W) at West Virginia

1 p.m.

 

St. John's (M) at Princeton

5 p.m.

 

LOUISVILLE (W) at CINCINNATI (W)

5 p.m.

10

ST. JOHN'S (W) at CONNECTICUT (W)

Noon

 

DePaul (W) at Yale

2 p.m.

 

RUTGERS (W) at PITTSBURGH (W)

2 p.m.

 

Connecticut (M) at Brown

5 p.m.

11

USF (M) vs. South Alabama

Noon

 

Marquette (W) at UC Irvine

12:30 p.m.

 

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