SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Cleveland State men's tennis team wrapped up action at the Notre Dame Invitational Sunday, winning four out of its six singles matches.
"We had a great final day, everyone competed really hard and I was pleased with everyone's efforts today," assistant coach Frank Polito said. "Winning four out of our six singles matches against tough competition is a great way to end the tournament and we definitely finished strong. I think we have learned a lot throughout the first three fall tournaments this season, and hopefully we can carry that into the ITA Midwest Regional in a couple weeks."
Ali Shabib finished the weekend with a team-best 3-1 singles record, capping off the weekend with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Andrew Cahn of Western Michigan.
Matt Ford and Jorg van der Vloet each finished the invite with a 2-2 singles mark – Ford picking up a 6-5, 1-6, 1-0 (4) victory over Louisville's Felipe Frias on the final day and van der Vloet marking a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Pablo Mora of Western Michigan. Manuel Bellutti also picked up a victory on Sunday, earning a 6-4, 4-6, 10-5 victory over Doug Zade of Michigan State.
The Vikings will wrap up their fall schedule at the ITA Midwest Regional in two weeks – with play running from Thursday, October 17 through Monday, October 21.
Lawson (UND) def. Kuelker (CSU), 6-1, 6-4
Shabib (CSU) def. Cahn (WMU), 6-4, 6-4
Bellutti (CSU) def. Zade (MSU), 6-4, 4-6, 10-5
Ford (CSU) def. Frias (UL), 6-5, 1-6, 10-4
van der Vloet (CSU) def. Mora (WMU), 6-3, 6-4
Pecor (UND) def. VanMeter (CSU), 6-2, 6-5