Ryan Sachire Named to USTA All-American Summer Team
Notre Dame sophomore one of six players selected.
June 8, 1998
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Notre Dame sophomore men's tennis player Ryan Sachire has been
named one six players to the 1998 United States Tennis
Association (USTA) All-American Summer Team, an elite training
program for the top American collegiate tennis players. The
program is administered by the USTA and the Intercollegiate
Tennis Association (ITA) with the six members chosen based on
United States citizenship, dual-match records, doubles records,
final Rolex rankings, performance in ITA Collegiate Grand Slam
events and sportsmanship.
Sachire, a native of Canfield, Ohio, finished the season ranked
No. 20 in the Rolex collegiate rankings and advanced to the
quarterfinals of the NCAA championships as a 9-16 seed. He
played No. 1 singles for the Irish, finishing with an 18-7
dual-match record. Sachire earned All-America honors in singles
and is the first Notre Dame All-American since 1994. He has
compiled a 71-23 record for the Irish over the last two seasons.
Stanford's Bob Bryan, who won the NCAA men's singles and doubles
titles, Stanford's Mike Bryan, who won the NCAA doubles title
with brother Bob, Stanford's Paul Goldstein, Georgia's John
Roddick and Harvard's James Blake join Sachire on the team. The
USTA All-American Summer Team will travel to Dallas, Texas, for a
training session June 13-18. In addition to competing in USTA
professional circuit events, members of the team also will
participate in the ITA National Summer Championships presented by
the USTA at the University of Illinois, Aug. 13-16.