Notre Dame men's tennis: Irish fall short
In a pair of heartbreaking matches today, Notre Dame got as close as it could to the singles and doubles crowns before ultimately falling short. Notre Dame made it into the finals of both brackets at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, hosted by Ohio State University at the Varsity Tennis Center and Racquet Club.
Senior Greg Andrews entered the singles semifinals early this morning, taking down the ninth-seeded Hunter Callahan of Ohio State in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. He then moved on to the finals, where he faced the No. 1 seed, Peter Kobelt, also of Ohio State. Andrews lost the first set but came back to reclaim the second before losing the third set in a 7-2 tiebreaker. Kobelt won the match, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(2).
Andrews had also advanced to the doubles finals as of yesterday with partner sophomore Alex Lawson. Andrews would have to face Kobelt yet again, as he and his partner, Kevin Metka were also in the finals. The match would once again come down to a tiebreaker. Andrews and Lawson fell to the Ohio State team, 8-7(5).