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  1. Men’s Tennis Begins “Smash MS”

    Sep 3, 2013, 12:43 AM EST

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    Sports clinics are very common at Notre Dame. It’s a good chance for South Bend natives and members of the Notre Dame community to learn something new, be it ice skating, golf, basketball, softball, or in this case, tennis. Men’s tennis head coach Ryan Sachire sees the clinic as an opportunity to do something a…

  2. Barnard’s First Summer Stop: St. Lucia

    Aug 16, 2013, 12:53 AM EST

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    University of Notre Dame men’s tennis rising junior Dougie Barnard (’15) has spent his summer doing mission work all around the world. His first trip was to St. Lucia, where he teamed with 15 others to organize soccer camps and to talk about the importance of their Catholic faith. His next trip was a nine-week…

  3. June 11, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

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    In an attempt to keep all of you Fighting Irish fans in the loop, one of my first orders of business as the new @NDSportsBlogger will be to provide you a morning recap of what stories you may have missed the previous few 24 hours. On we’re off! (Or as the kids say, #RiseAndGrind) 1.…

  4. Work Hard, Play Hard, Win Big

    Apr 27, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

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    I was asked by FIDM to start covering Notre Dame men’s tennis for Irish UNDerground back in late January. Since then, I’ve been to every home match and racked up around 45 hours at the Eck Tennis Pavilion watching the men play. I can honestly say too that I enjoyed every single one of those…

  5. Men’s Tennis to Host BIG EAST Championship Tournament

    Apr 17, 2013, 4:43 PM EST

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    This weekend is going to be a busy one at Notre Dame. Aside from the softball, baseball, men’s lacrosse, and the Blue-Gold Game, everyone’s invited to come watch Notre Dame men’s tennis host the BIG EAST Championship Tournament. Consider this your formal invitation. The event: BIG EAST Conference Championship The last time they compete for…

  6. The “Sabs” Sibs

    Apr 16, 2013, 4:34 PM EST

    Julie Sabacinski pairs up with Brittney Sanders for doubles play.

    Notre Dame has seen its fair share of student-athlete siblings over the years. Julie and Kenny Sabacinski are another one of those pairs. She’s a junior on the women’s tennis team, while he’s a freshman on the men’s. They grew up in Plantation, Florida and attended American Heritage High School. They both began playing tennis at…

  7. Q&A with Q and A

    Apr 8, 2013, 2:16 PM EST

    Freshmen Alex Lawson and Quentin Monaghan.

    I sat down with freshmen Quentin Monaghan and Alex Lawson of the nationally-ranked Notre Dame men’s tennis team for a Q&A. Monaghan is from Chatham, NJ and currently plays the No. 2 Singles spot. Lawson is from Tempe, AZ and primarily plays the No. 2 Doubles spot along with partner junior Billy Pecor. (Junior Ryan…

  8. The Fab Five Guys’ Burger

    Mar 8, 2013, 9:55 AM EST

    Eric Schnurrenberger (photo by Mike Bennett)

    How about some fun facts about Switzerland? It borders 5 countries: Germany, France, Italy, Austria, and Liechtenstein. Anywhere in Switzerland, you are never more than 13 miles away from a swimmable body of water. Louis Chevrolet, the founder of Chevrolet Motors, was born in Switzerland and lived there until he was 9 years old. The…

  9. Still on the Rise

    Mar 7, 2013, 11:47 AM EST

    Irish junior Greg Andrews (photo by Kaitlyn Kiely)

    College tennis as a spectator sport is underrated. I realized this while watching #27 Notre Dame take on #13 Illinois on Tuesday. Actually, I think I realized it a few weeks ago when Notre Dame took down Michigan, but Tuesday night reiterated it. The intensity of the matches was nearly palpable. Notre Dame won the doubles…

  10. March Madness: Busy Weekend for the Fighting Irish

    Mar 3, 2013, 7:19 PM EST

    Even if you were running as fast as the athletes in this photo, you probably weren't quick enough to catch all of this weekend's Fighting Irish athletics action.

    Thirteen Fighting Irish athletic teams took to the court, field, diamond, track, ice, pool and piste, in what was most definitely one of the busiest weekends of the year for Notre Dame athletics. On campus, the track & field programs competed in day two of the Alex Wilson Invitational, men’s lacrosse made its 2013 home…

  11. Men’s tennis downs rival team in tense matchup

    Feb 18, 2013, 9:29 AM EST

    Photo by Joseph Weiser / Notre Dame Media Relations

    As junior Billy Pecor was playing the match point against No. 21 Michigan (and after over three and a half hours of play), the whole team stood on the adjacent court eagerly waiting for a victory. Pecor won the point, threw his racket up in the air, and the team rushed over to congratulate him.…

  12. Weekend Preview: Tennis Double-Header

    Feb 2, 2013, 9:53 AM EST

    Irish junior Greg Andrews (photo by Kaitlyn Kiely)

    Last weekend, men’s tennis traveled to Norman, Okla. to play Harvard and Memphis. “Last weekend was certainly a tale of different days,” associate head coach Ryan Sachire said. “All of us were disappointed with the result on Saturday against Harvard, not simply because we lost, but rather how we competed during certain situations in the…

  13. Taking Twitter By Storm

    Jan 24, 2013, 4:22 PM EST

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    It looks like we have some new social media stars on the rise. @NDFabFive, a twitter account run by the five freshmen on the Notre Dame men’s tennis team, has been gaining fame over the last few weeks in the world of Notre Dame athletics both online and offline. The five members of the “Fab…

  14. Fighting Irish Xtra: 1/21/13

    Jan 21, 2013, 5:31 PM EST

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    In the latest Fighting Irish Xtra, sophomore Katherine Dudas reports from the FIDM studio, bringing all the news on this weekend’s track & field Notre Dame Invitational, and the men’s tennis team’s matches against Marquette and Western Illinois. You can also check out hockey and men’s and women’s basketball highlights on the Notre Dame Athletics…

  15. Busy Weekend in The Bend

    Jan 17, 2013, 9:14 AM EST

    Photo by Matt Cashore

    Students have returned, classes are back in session and the winter sports season is in full swing. If you’re going to be on campus this weekend, there is no shortage of Irish sporting events to check out. The tennis teams look to kick off their spring schedule on the right foot, track & field hosts…

  16. An Introduction To Coach Bayliss

    Nov 6, 2012, 2:09 PM EST

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    A couple of weeks ago, on Saturday of the Tom Fallon Invitational, I walked into the Eck Tennis Center at Notre Dame to pick up the day’s results. Fortunately I was a little bit early, and I got to see the last few games of a doubles match. It was the first ND tennis match…

  17. Irish Play the Tom Fallon Invitational

    Oct 4, 2012, 3:07 PM EST

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    This coming weekend, nine members of the Notre Dame men’s tennis team will square off against some stiff competition here in South Bend at the Tom Fallon Invitational (another four will be traveling to California to compete in the Napa Valley Classic). For those of you who don’t know who Tom Fallon was, you ought…

  18. A Table, Some Tennis, and a Handful of Athletes

    Oct 2, 2012, 12:04 PM EST

    A closer look at the bracket.

    Notre Dame sent a record number of athletes to the 2012 Summer Olympics. None of those athletes were there for table tennis; however, that all may change in the near future. Monday evening marked the First Annual Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) Table Tennis Tournament. (That’s a mouthful.) Athletes from the football, hockey, men’s and women’s…

  19. Google+ Hangout: A Conversation With Jack Swarbrick (2.0)

    Sep 26, 2012, 6:35 PM EST

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    In July, University Vice President/Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick participated in a Google+ Hangout, discussing the state of Fighting Irish Athletics with representatives from several Notre Dame online fan communities. Tonight at 7:00 pm ET, Swarbrick joins Fighting Irish Digital Media for a second Hangout. Due to an unfortunate technical glitch, the host computer disconnected…

  20. Best Weekend Ever?

    Sep 16, 2012, 5:05 PM EST

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    While I’m no sports historian, I think it’s safe to assume that Sept. 14-16, 2012, has to be one of the most successful weekends in the history of the Fighting Irish. From cross-country to soccer to football, it feels like Notre Dame has not stopped winning since Friday afternoon. Here’s a recap of the highlights:…

  21. Men’s Tennis Off To Dublin

    Aug 29, 2012, 9:23 AM EST

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    Men’s tennis head coach Bobby Bayliss makes his first appearance on the UNDerground blog, as he and his team prepare for their trip to Dublin, where they will take on the Irish Davis Cup team this weekend. Wednesday morning and we are ready to take off for Dublin. What a wonderful opportunity for our guys!…

  22. Sachire Coaches Elite College Team in U.S. Open

    Sep 2, 2011, 3:27 PM EST

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    Associate head men’s tennis coach Ryan Sachire recently returned from the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., where he co-coached the 2011 United States Tennis Association Collegiate Team with Alabama assistant coach Bo Hodge. “It was an honor to be chosen for such a prestigious role within the USTA,” said Sachire. “I saw this opportunity as…

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