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  Brent D'Amico
School: Univ. of Notre Dame
Year: Senior
Home Town: Castle Rock, Colo.
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High School: St. Stephen's Episcopal School
Height: 5-11
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: Sunday, May 15, 1983
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Business
Singles Record: 47-42
Doubles Record: 59-55
Awards & Honors
  • Captain (2003-04, 2004-05)
  • BIG EAST All-Tournament Team (Doubles: 2003)
  • Team MVP (2002-03)
  • Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award (2003-04)
    ITA Scholar-Athlete Award (2003, 2004)
  • Raul Temmy Katthain Award (2002-03)

    Notre Dame's most-experienced player will serve as a team co-captain for the second consecutive year ... figures to be a factor near the top of the Irish lineups for third consecutive season ... has been ranked as high as 99th nationally in singles and 44th in doubles ... underwent elbow surgery in summer of 2003, which affected his play last season ... boasts strong two-handed groundstrokes on both sides ... the team's top doubles player has great instincts at the net ... has intense desire to be a great player ... is able to dictate points ... possesses outstanding return of serve off both sides ... becoming more consistent will be his main challenge ... veteran will be counted on for leadership, as he is the only player on the 2004-05 roster that has a victory in NCAA tournament action to his credit (2-2 in doubles) ... also is the only current Irish player who has defeated a nationally-ranked opponent in singles ... has five ranked wins in singles and three in doubles ... poised to break the Notre Dame record (20 by Aaron Talarico) for career clinching wins in doubles, as he enters his final season with 17 ... also one of the team's top academic performers, carrying team-high 3.738 cumulative grade-point average ... tabbed an ITA Scholar-Athlete in 2003 and '04 and is poised to become Notre Dame's first three-time honoree ... a member of Notre Dame's Academic Honors Program for Student-Athletes ... three-year monogram winner. AS A JUNIOR: Key contributor for Irish again, playing mostly No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles ... served as team's only junior tri-captain ... summer elbow surgery caused him to see only doubles action in fall ... finished with 10-11 record in singles and 14-13 mark in doubles ... was 10-11 in doubles in dual matches, including 6-7 in second year playing No. 1 ... notched 10-4 mark against the Midwest Region ... started 7-3 partnering with Ryan Keckley before losing five straight ... top victory was an 8-6 upset of #26 Joey Atas and Jeremy Wurtzman of Ohio State in the last match on court to give Irish a 1-0 lead in the match ... that started a four-match winning streak that included two more clinching victories and vaulted them into the national rankings at 44th ... forced #8 David Hippee/Alexander Kasarov of Wisconsin to a tiebreaker before falling 9-8 (7-4) in dual-match debut together ... dropped decision in final contest on court in three straight matches: vs. Mississippi State, Michigan, and Ball State ... opened season with fellow tri-captain Matthew Scott, ranked 50th ... lost at No. 1 in exhibition match against USC and then advanced to round of 16 in ITA Midwest Championships ... won in final match on court in spring opener vs. Indiana ... finished 4-4 as a team before being split up in early February ... teamed with Eric Langenkamp for final month of the season, winning three of four matches at No. 2 ... delivered clinching wins in first three matches together, against Florida State and in both matches of the BIG EAST Championship ... 99th in preseason national singles rankings, but had insufficient data to be ranked after not playing in fall ... finished tied for 28th in Midwest Region rankings ... returned to singles action in spring, topping Neil Kenner of Indiana 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) at No. 3 ... came through both times he was locked in a three-set match with the team outcome still undecided, defeating Kenner and Christian Tempke of Northwestern (4-6, 6-1, 6-2) in helping the Irish to victories ... notched career-high win by topping #50 Joey Atas of Ohio State 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 at No. 2 ... also won against Michigan and Florida State ... was 8-1 when winning the opening set ... honored with Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award as the team's top academic performer ... also was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete for maintaining a 3.50+ GPA for the year and earning a monogram. AS A SOPHOMORE: After playing No. 3 doubles and seeing sparing singles action in dual matches in 2001-02, moved into the No. 1 doubles and No. 3 singles slots and excelled, being named team MVP in 2002-03 ... earned first career national ranking, 118th in singles, in late spring, but fell out of final listing ... in final Midwest Region rankings, was 26th in singles and 11th in doubles ... earned BIG EAST all-tournament honors in doubles ... led team in dual-match singles wins, with 12-8 record, while going 17-12 overall ... after not playing higher than No. 6 as a freshman, won first six matches at No. 3, including upsets against #84 Ryler DeHeart of Illinois and #114 Alex Herrera of Florida State ... with match tied 3-3, fell in third-set tiebreaker to #96 Dustin Taylor of Tulsa in Blue/Gray Classic ... knocked off #52 Gwinyai Chingoka of SMU ... had straight-set wins in 4-3 Irish victories vs. Purdue and Virginia Tech (BIG EAST semifinals) ... played No. 1 doubles all year, teaming with Matthew Scott for all but one match ... led team with five clinching victories, including 8-6 win over Laulund/Rod of Virginia Tech to secure 4-3 triumph in BIG EAST semifinals ... won in last match on court to clinch doubles point vs. UAB ... upset #55 Livesay/Taylor of Tulsa to give Irish 1-0 lead in that match ... topped #51 Brunstrom/Soderberg in tiebreaker with match tied 3-3 in Irish loss to SMU ... finished season with four straight victories, including win vs. Kentucky ... was 3-3 in fall play with Paul McNaughton before teaming with him at No. 1 vs. Virginia Tech in a losing effort ... was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete for maintaining a 3.50+ GPA for the year and earning a monogram. AS A FRESHMAN: Was a regular contributor for Irish at No. 3 doubles in 2002 as the only freshman monogram winner ... posted 14-7 doubles record in dual matches, playing with five different partners ... was 4-1 with Luis Haddock-Morales, including three clinching victories ... the pair provided clinching doubles victories as the last match on-court in each of the first two rounds of NCAA tournament, winning 9-8 (8-6) against Michigan and 9-7 vs. Purdue ... delivered 9-8 (7-4) win with Aaron Talarico to clinch the doubles point in Notre Dame's 4-3 upset of #7 Pepperdine ... had six-match winning streak in February with Talarico, also including wins over Georgia and Mississippi ... posted 10-2 doubles record in home matches ... registered first career dual-match singles win against Rutgers' Takashi Zetsu in the BIG EAST semifinals at No. 6 ... lost in three sets to 67th-ranked Nathan Zeder of Illinois in Blue/Gray Classic final ... won in his dual-match debut, playing with Brian Farrell, against UC-Irvine in the season opener - the only match in which he played No. 2 doubles. IN NON-COLLEGIATE ACTION: Defeated former NCAA singles qualifier Scott Schnugg, who played No. 1 for Georgia Tech, in straight sets in the second round of the Yuba City, Calif., professional futures tournament in 2004 ... Won three matches, including a win over USC All-American Nick Rainey, to qualify for singles main draw of futures event in Sunnyvale, Calif., in 2002 ... earned wild card into doubles main draw with Illinois' Chris Martin before losing in the first round to Tripp Phillips and former Irish All-American Ryan Sachire ... won a round with Matthew Scott in Cleveland International Doubles tournament before losing to ATP professionals Jack Waite and Brandan Coupe. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played in professional futures and challenger tournaments instead of on high school team as a senior at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas ... spent first three years of high school at Regis Jesuit in Aurora, Colo., where he was team captain and team MVP all three years ... helped team finish second in state in sophomore and junior years ... also took second in state singles tournament as a junior ... reached round of 16 at USTA National Hard Court Championships in 18s ... received Dr. Allen B. Stowe Sportsmanship award ... reached semifinals at international junior tournament in the Bahamas and won doubles event in Curacao in 2000 ... ranked 34th nationally in boys' 18s singles and fourth in section in 2000 ... selected for USTA boys' 16 national team for trip to Italy and France in 1999 ... member of Intermountain team that won USTA boys' 18s junior Davis Cup competition in Columbia, S.C. ... from same area in Colorado as former teammate Jake Cram (`03), former women's tennis player Alicia Salas, and former Irish men's tennis All-American and assistant coach Andy Zurcher (`94) ... father Nick played football at Ohio Wesleyan University ... member of National Honor Society ... born May 15, 1983, in Denver, Colo. ... carries a team-high 3.738 cumulative grade-point average ... named to dean's list five times (both semesters in 2001-02 and 2002-03, as well as spring `04) ... earned a 3.917 GPA in first collegiate semester... a member of Notre Dame's Academic Honors Program for Student-Athletes ... named an ITA Scholar-Athlete in both 2003 and `04 ... tabbed a BIG EAST Academic All-Star as a sophomore and junior ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in finance.