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Men's Tennis Set for Regional

Irish making eighth-straight trip to the NCAA tournament.

May 6, 1998

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The University of Notre Dame men's tennis team, under the direction of head coach Bobby Bayliss, will make its eighth-straight trip to the NCAA tournament as its plays host to the NCAA Region IV Championship on the weekend of May 15-17, 1998.

The winner of the Region IV tournament advanced to the 16-team NCAA Division I Men's Championship, which begins on May 23 in Athens, Ga. Eight of the teams in the 16 team field will be automatic qualifiers while the other eight slots are filled by winners of regional tournaments.

Notre Dame opens play in the Region IV tournament on Friday, May 15 with a 1:00 p.m. EST match against Minnesota in the first round. Notre Dame, the No. 3 seed in the event, has an overall record of 18-7 this season while the Golden Gophers are the No. 6 seed with an 11-12 record.

Other first round matchups include No. 1 seed Duke (20-5) vs. No. 8 seed Wisconsin (15-9) at 9:00 a.m. EST; No. 4 seed Purdue (14-10) vs. No. 5 seed Michigan (13-8), 9:00 a.m. EST; and No. 2 seed Northwestern (17-5) vs. No. 8 seed Louisville (18-7), 1:00 p.m. EST.

The semifinals of the tournament will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. EST and 2:00 p.m. EST while the championship will be held on Sunday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Notre Dame is making its fourth-straight trip to an NCAA regional tournament and has lost to Minnesota in the first round of the 1996 and '97 events. Notre Dame beat Minnesota in the '96 regional finals to advance to the national tournament. Notre Dame advanced to the NCAA national championship match in 1992 and to the national quarterfinals in '93.

1998 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship Region IV Championship
May 15-17, 1998
Courtney Tennis Center
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Ind.

First Round
Friday, May 15, 1998
No. 1 seed Duke (20-5) vs. No. 8 seed Wisconsin (15-9), 9:00 a.m. EST
No. 4 seed Purdue (14-10) vs. No. 5 seed Michigan (13-8), 9:00 a.m. EST
No. 3 seed Notre Dame (18-7) vs. No. 6 seed Minnesota (11-12), 1:00 p.m. EST
No. 2 seed Northwestern (17-5) vs. No. 7 seed Louisville (18-7), 1:00 p.m. EST

Semifinals
Saturday, May 16, 1998
Duke-Wisconsin winner vs. Purdue-Michigan winner, 10:00 a.m. EST
Notre Dame-Minnesota winner vs. Northwestern-Louisville winner, 1:00 p.m. EST

Championship
Sunday, May 17, 1998
Semifinal winners, 1:00 p.m. EST

THE TOURNAMENT: The winner of the Region IV Championship advances to the 16-team NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship, which begins on May 23 in Athens, Ga.

PRE-TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: There will be a pre-tournament press conference held at the Courtney Tennis Center (Eck Tennis Pavilion in case of rain) on Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

TICKETS: Tickets will be available at the gate each day and are priced at $5 per day for adults and $3 per day for youth 16 and under, college students and senior citizens over the age of 55.


 

Event Calendar

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January 20
3:30 PM
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 22
12:00 PM
Kentucky
Lexington, Ky. (Boone Tennis Center)
January 27
1:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Complex)
January 28
3:00 PM
TBA
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Complex)
February 4
10:00 AM
Monmouth N.J.
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 4
3:00 PM
William & Mary
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 11
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
12:00 PM
Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
5:00 PM
Detroit
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 19
12:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 24
6:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 3
6:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
March 11
12:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
March 18
2:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 24
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
March 31
3:30 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 2
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 7
3:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Speicher Tennis Center)
April 9
12:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (Neil Schiff Tennis Center)
April 14
3:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Ambler Tennis Center)
April 16
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
April 21
3:30 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 23
12:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 26
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 27
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 28
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 29
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 30
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
May 12
All Day
NCAA Championships
TBD

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