Notre Dame and Louisville 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 fifth time this year and Louisville junior Julia Fellerhoff was named BIG EAST Player of the Week in women's tennis in the 13th weekly awards of the spring 2013 season.

 

Andrews led No. 32 Notre Dame to a 5-2 win against No. 47 Louisville. The junior, ranked No. 89 in the nation, defeated the No. 66 singles player Sebastian Stiefelmeyer 6-4, 6-1 from the No. 1 position. Andrews also won at No. 3 doubles, paired with Matt Dooley. The duo defeated Jeffrey Brown and Chris Simich 8-1. It marked Andrews' second consecutive Player of the Week honor.

 

Fellerhoff went 2-0 at No. 1 singles and 2-0 at No. 1 doubles to help the Cardinals defeat Marquette (5-2) and DePaul (4-3). The junior beat Ana Pimienta of Marquette 5-7, 6-4, 10-4 and No. 84 Matea Cutura of DePaul 6-4, 6-3. In doubles action, Fellerhoff was paired with Rebecca Shine. The pair swept Aina Hernandez Soler and Ali Dawson of the Golden Eagles 8-0 and defeated Cutura and Ana Vladutu of the Blue Demons 8-4.

 

Regular-season play has concluded as teams prepare for the BIG EAST Championships April 18-21. This year, men's teams will play at the Courtney Tennis Center in South Bend, Ind., on the campus of Notre Dame. The women's teams will play on the Varsity Courts of USF in Tampa, Fla.

 

Tennis Notes From Around the League:

 

  • Three BIG EAST teams rank in the top 70 of the April 16 ITA Men's National Team Rankings: No. 28 Notre Dame, No. 50 Louisville and No. 68 USF.

 

  • Two players rank in the top 100 of the April 16 ITA Men's Singles Rankings: No. 69 Sebastian Stiefelmeyer of Louisville and No. 85 Greg Andrews of Notre Dame.

 

  • One BIG EAST doubles team ranks in the top 80 of the April 16 ITA Men's Doubles Rankings: No. 71 Oliver Pramming and Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz of USF.
  • Notre Dame, Louisville and USF claimed the top-three seeds in the BIG EAST Championship respectively.

 

Women's Tennis Notes From Around the League:

 

  • Three BIG EAST teams rank in the top 70 of the April 16 ITA Women's National Team Rankings: No. 21 Notre Dame, No. 57 USF and No. 69 Louisville.

 

  • Three players rank in the top 110 of the April 16 ITA Women's Singles Rankings: No. 39 Britney Sanders of Notre Dame, No. 84 Matea Cutura of DePaul and No. 103 Ecaterina Vasenina of USF.

 

  • Two BIG EAST doubles teams rank in the top 70 of the April 16 ITA Women's Doubles Rankings: No. 55 Jennifer Kellner and Christine McGaffigan of Notre Dame and No. 67 Julie Sabacinski and Britney Sanders of Notre Dame.

 

  • Notre Dame is the No. 1 seed heading into the BIG EAST Championship followed by USF at No. 2 and Louisville at No. 3.

 

Last Week's Results:

 

4/10

Louisville (W), 3 at Marshall, 4

 

 

Georgetown (M), 4 vs. UMBC, 3

 

 

Georgetown (W), 6 vs. UMBC, 1

 

 

RUTGERS (W), 6 vs. SETON HALL (W), 1

 

 

Connecticut (M), 6 vs. Southern New Hampshire, 1

 

 

Connecticut (W), 6 vs. Southern New Hampshire, 1

 

 

Villanova (W), 0 at Temple, 7

 

4/11

Georgetown (M), 6 vs. George Mason, 1

 

 

St. John's (W), 4 at Fairleigh Dickinson, 3

 

 

Villanova (M), 4 vs. Fairfield, 3

 

4/12

Cincinnati (W), 3 vs. Marshall, 4

 

 

Pittsburgh (W), 6 at Carnegie Mellon, 1

 

 

MARQUETTE (M), 5 vs. DE PAUL (M), 2

 

4/13

LOUISVILLE (W), 5 vs. MARQUETTE (W), 2

 

 

GEORGETOWN (W), 0 vs. RUTGERS (W), 7

 

 

PROVIDENCE (W), 5 vs. VILLANOVA (W), 2

 

 

USF (M), 4 vs. MTSU, 3

 

 

CINCINNATI (W), 1 vs. DE PAUL (W), 6

 

 

SETON HALL (W), 2 vs. ST. JOHN'S (W), 5

 

 

Syracuse (W), 5 at Temple, 2

 

 

LOUISVILLE (M), 2 vs. NOTRE DAME (M), 5

 

 

Notre Dame (W), 6 at UCF, 1

 

4/14

CINCINNATI (W), 3 vs. MARQUETTE (W), 4

 

 

USF (M), 5 vs. UCF, 2

 

 

USF (W), 2 vs. NOTRE DAME (W), 5

 

 

LOUISVILLE (W), 4 vs. DE PAUL (W), 3

 

 

Marquette (M), 4 vs. Wright State, 3

 

 

PROVIDENCE (W), 1 vs. ST. JOHN'S (W), 6

 

 

Villanova (M), 6 vs. La Salle, 1

 

4/15

Villanova (M), 4 vs. St. Joseph's, 3

 

 

 

 

 

This Week in BIG EAST Tennis:

 

4/18

No. 8 Connecticut (M) vs. No. 9 St. John's (M)

9 a.m.

 

No. 2 USF (W) vs. No. 15 Villanova (W)

9 a.m.

 

No. 7 Georgetown (W) vs. No. 10 Pittsburgh

9 a.m.

 

No. 8 Cincinnati (W) vs. No. 9 Cincinnati (W)

9 a.m.

 

No. 3 Louisville (W) vs. No. 14 Seton Hall

Noon

 

No. 4 Syracuse (W) vs. No. 13 Connecticut (W)

Noon

 

No. 5 DePaul (W) vs. No. 12 Providence (W)

Noon

 

No. 6 Rutgers (W) vs. No. 11 St. John's

Noon

 

BIG EAST Matches in CAPS

All times Eastern