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Hurricanes Come Up Short Against Fighting Irish

Hurricanes Come Up Short Against Fighting Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team fell 4-1 to Notre Dame in its second ACC matchup on Friday evening.

Notre Dame (7-5) opened the match with a clinched doubles point over Miami (8-4). The Fighting Irish’s Sebastian Dominko and Jean-Marc Malkowski defeated No. 27 Vladislav Melnic and Adrien Burdet, 6-2, at the top court. Notre Dame then secured the opening point with Nil Giraldez and Chase Thompson taking court two over Nacho Serra Sanchez and Sam Baumgartner, 6-3.

When play was halted, Evan Lee and Noah Becker were up 4-3 on Miami’s Antonio Prat and Martin Katz on court three.

The Hurricanes were first to strike in singles, with Katz dominating Giraldez, 6-1, 6-1, on court two to tie the match. Despite the quick singles win, Notre Dame went on to take three courts to win the match.

The Fighting Irish’s Dominko, ranked No. 28, took court one over Melnic, 6-2, 6-4, to take the lead back. Malkowski went on to defeat Serra Sanchez, 7-5, 6-3, on court five, while Jameson Corsillo secured the 6-2, 7-5 win over Burdet at the No. 4 spot to clinch the win.

Prat was down 3-6, 6-3, 0-1 to Thompson on court three and Notre Dame’s Kyran Magimay led Baumgartner, 7-5, 5-4, on court six when the match was halted.

The Hurricanes will finish their week on the road on March 3 when they face No. 29 Louisville in Kentucky.