The University of Dayton Men's Tennis program hosted the First Annual James O'Connell Memorial Invitational on September 23 and 24 at the beautiful Graul Tennis Complex on the UD campus. UD, Xavier, Ball State, and Northern Kentucky competed in the hidden dual matches under perfect weather conditions in James's memory. The level of tennis was fantastic and it was a terrific tribute to James who loved every minute of his four years as a Flyer.
The O'Connell family would like to extend a big thank you to Coach Meyer, James's teammates, Tom Murphy, Jameson Downs, and Mike Rohanna, along with the whole UD Athletic Department for making the weekend such a success. It was great to reminisce with James's teammates, Coach Brumbaugh, and parents from those fun years. It also was a pleasure to get to know the current team and many of their parents. UD will always have a special place in our hearts! Go Flyers!