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  Patrick Buchanan
School: Univ. of Notre Dame
Year: Senior
Home Town: Fullerton, CA
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High School: Servite H.S.
Height: 5-7
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: Sunday, April 15, 1984
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Science Preprofessional
Singles Record: 63-34
Doubles Record: 17-15
Awards & Honors
  • Team Captain (2005-06)
  • Dick Bowman Award (2003-04)
  • Raul Temmy Katthain Award (2002-03)
  • Raymond T. Bender Award (2003-04)

    Great competitor will serve as Notre Dame's team captain for the 2005-06 season ... regular for Irish in singles, mostly at No. 6, in his freshman and junior seasons and was just outside the lineup for most of his sophomore campaign ... again will challenge for playing time ... has the ability to raise his game to keep pace ... very team-oriented player ... has become more aggressive and has sharpened his transitional skills ... also showing more consistency ... has made great strides in doubles ... relishes competing in tight matches ... possesses powerful backhand and makes opponent earn every point ... plays strong baseline game ... has 11-9 record in three-set matches, but just 1-8 mark in match tiebreakers ... holds 34-15 singles record indoors, compared to 22-14 outside ... boasts 49-25 mark in close sets (6-4, 7-5, 7-6) in singles and 6-1 in doubles (8-6, 9-7, 9-8) ... won the Raymond T. Bender Award as the player on the Irish with the most enthusiasm in both 2003-04 and `04-05 ... just the third multiple-time winner of that award (also Ryan Sachire, 1996-97 through 1999-2000 and Ashok Raju, 1999-2000 and 2001-02) ... also one of the top academic performers on the team ... three-time monogram winner.

  • AS A JUNIOR: Put together career-best campaign in 2004-05, exceeding his previous career totals in both overall singles and dual singles victories ... finished 29-9, including 13-7 in dual matches ... was 1-0 at No. 4, 2-2 at No. 5, and 10-5 at No. 6 ... shared team lead with Barry King for most match-clinching victories (five) ... became the fastest Irish player ever to post 20 singles wins in a season, defeating David Stone of #18 North Carolina to improve to 20-2 on Jan. 29 ... was one of team's top players in crunch time, notching 6-2 mark in three-set affairs, including 3-2 when the dual-match outcome was undetermined ... won 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) against Brian Compton with the score tied 3-3 to give Notre Dame a win over Michigan State ... other big victories
    came against Texas, Northwestern (clinching win), Michigan, and Ohio State ... had winning streaks of eight and nine (career high) matches ... six of his nine defeats were in close matches ... led team in fall with 16-2 record, highlighted by winning three matches to qualify for the main draw and then eaching the round of 16 in the ITA Midwest Championships ... that run saw him earn his first career victory against a ranked player, beating #69 Tommy Hanus from Northwestern 6-4, 6-4 before falling against #23 Jakub Praibis of Indiana ... only other fall defeat came in a match tiebreaker against Dalibor Pavic from Drake in the Tom Fallon Invitational ... did not drop a set en route to winning the C flight title in the Crimson Tide Fall Championships ... was 18-2 against the Midwest Region and 27-1 when winning the opening set ... was 22-12 in close sets (6-4, 7-5, 7-6) ... also posted career high in doubles victories, with 6-7 record ... played No. 3 with Barry King against Northwestern and Michigan State, losing both times ... they won one match together in the Tom Fallon Invitational ... played most of fall with Andrew Roth, going 5-5 ... won first three matches together and then reached consolation final of A flight in Crimson Tide Fall Championships ... won Raymond T. Bender Award for second year in a row as the player on the Irish with the most enthusiasm.

  • AS A SOPHOMORE: Provided depth down low in Irish singles lineup, hovering on the verge of the top six for most of the season ... finished 10-4 overall, including 3-1 in dual-match action ... won at No. 6 against Alfredo Lagarda of Illinois State and Purdue's Sounak Chatterjee, as well as at No. 5 vs. Van Homer Pagilinan of Saint Joseph's ... lost at No. 6 vs. Illinois' Pramod Dabir ... had five-match winning streak in the fall, advancing through qualifying in the ITA Midwest Championships before losing to #72 Ravi Pathanjali of Western Michigan in the opening round of the main draw ... finished third in the B flight of the season-opening Rice Crowne Plaza Invitational ... won two of three matches in Tom Fallon Invitational ... was 3-3 in doubles with four different partners ... registered first career doubles dual-match win against Saint Joseph's, pairing with Paul Hidaka to win at No. 3 ... split two matches pairing with Irackli Akhvlediani to claim the B flight's consolation title in the Crowne Plaza Invitational ... paired with Bobby McNally to lose only match in Tom Fallon Invitational ... teamed with classmate Eric Langenkamp in winning one match in the ITA Midwest Championships ... recipient of both the team's Dick Bowman Award for going above and beyond the call of duty and the Raymond T. Bender Award as the player with the most enthusiasm.

  • AS A FRESHMAN: Stepped into singles lineup and was a factor immediately for Irish in 2002-03 ... finished season 17-16 overall in singles, including 9-9 in dual matches, playing the bottom three positions ... was 1-1 at No. 4, 5-4 at No. 5, and 3-4 at No. 6 ... dropped first four matches of spring before winning four straight ... had victories in 4-3 wins over Purdue and Michigan State ... fell 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) to Adam Schaechterle at No. 5 with match tied 3-3 against Northwestern ... had three-set victory to clinch regular-season triumph over Virginia Tech, which put the Irish atop the BIG EAST standings at the time ... won three straight matches to finish regular season, including three-set win vs. #12 Kentucky
    ... started collegiate career with six consecutive singles victories ... won two matches
    in qualifying in ITA Midwest Champion-ships ... 12 of 16 losses were either in match tiebreakers or three sets ... was 4-4 overall in doubles ... played No. 3 in two matches with Ben Hatten, losing to Duke and Michigan State ... the pair also played together in Midwest Championships ... won two of three matches with Eric Langenkamp in fall play ... won in only matches teaming with Jake Cram and Sergey Leonyuk.

  • IN NON-COLLEGIATE ACTION: Has had impressive performances playing in Intercollegiate Tennis Association summer circuit events on the west coast ... in `03, won singles title and reached doubles final in Industry Hills event and advanced to singles and doubles final in Alisa Viejo tournament ... in `02, reached singles final at Alisa Viejo and earned semifinal appearance at Pacific Palms ... advanced to quarterfinals at Cal Poly-Ponoma ... was top seed in singles at Cal-Poly Ponoma and Alisa Viejo events.

  • HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Four-time letterwinner for Servite High School ... won California state championship as a senior, earning him All-America honors ... ranked 30th nationally among U.S. juniors in the 18-and-under division ... was ranked 27th in the 16s ... compiled 200-4 career prep record, including two undefeated seasons ... won title in high school division of prestigious Ojai Valley tennis tournament ... four-time team MVP, all-conference selection, and conference champion in the Sierra League ... earned all-city recognition twice ... won regional championship as a junior ... served as team captain as a senior ... was a member of student council ... father Dennis graduated from Notre Dame in 1975 and was a cheerleader and participant in
    the Bengal Bouts boxing tournament ... cousin Christopher Lee played tennis at UC Irvine ... from same area as former Irish football players Steve Beuerlein and Kurt Vollers ... born April 15, 1984, in Anaheim, Calif. ... serves as the team's representative to the Student-Athlete Advisory Council ... tabbed a BIG EAST Academic All-Star in each of first three seasons ... enrolled in the College of Science as a preprofessional studies major.