Men's Tennis


May 14, 1998

NCAA Championships History

The University of Notre Dame men's tennis team has advanced to the NCAA Championship in each of the past seven years with a trip to the championship match in 1992 and an appearance in the quarterfinals in 1993.

Notre Dame won the NCAA Championship in 1959, along with Tulane, when the tournament was based on point standing from individual singles and doubles play. The Irish also tied with Texas and Miami (Fla.) to win the National Intercollegiates in 1944.

In 1977, the NCAA Championship became a 20-team event with all teams picked on an at-large basis. In 1994, the event developed into a regional format with the top eight teams in the country and eight regional winners advancing to a bracket of 16, which is played at the NCAA Championship site.

Notre Dame in NCAA Division I Championship Play

1997-Region IV Tournament
Champaign, Ill.
First Round-May 10, 1997-Minnesota 4, Notre Dame 2

Singles Ryan Sachire (N) def. Lars Hjarrand, 6-3, 7-5; Tom Chicoine (M) def. Jakub Pietrowski, 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (2); Ryan Simme (N) def. Ben Gabler, 6-1, 7-6 (8); Adam Selkirk (M) def. Brian Patterson, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; Martin Michalowski (M) def. Danny Rothschild, 6-4, 6-4; Eric Enloe (N) vs. Robin Rutili, susp. Doubles: Hjarrand and Gabler (M) def. Pietrowski and Patterson, 9-7; Chicoine and Martin Kristofferson (M) def. Sachire and Trent Miller, 8-6; Simme and Rothschild (N) def. Michalowski and Rutilli, 8-5.

1997-NCAA Championship
Los Angeles, Calif.
Singles Tournament

First Round Ryan Sachire (N) def. Daniel Anderson (Va. Comm.), 6-1; 6-4; Second Round: Ryan Wolters (Stanford) def. Sachire, 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles Tournament

First Round Tim Crichton and Tom Hamilton (Arkansas) def. Brian Patterson and Jakub Pietrowski, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

1996-Region IV Tournament
Notre Dame, Ind.
First Round-May 10, 1996-Minnesota 4, Notre Dame 3

Singles Mike Sprouse (N) def. Lars Hjarrand, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2; Jakub Pietrowski (N) def. Ben Gabler, 7-6 (2), 6-4; Erik Donley (M) def. Ryan Simme, 6-1, 6-4; Tom Chicione (M) def. Brian Patterson, 6-4, 7-5; John Jay O'Brien (N) def. Adam Selkirk, 6-4, 7-5; Martin Kristoffersen (M) def. Jason Pun, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Doubles Hjarrand and Donley (M) def. Pun and Sprouse, 9-8 (2); Gabler and Selkirk (M) def. Patterson and Pietrowski, 8-6; O'Brien and Simme (N) def. Chicoine and Kristoffersen, 8-6.

1996-NCAA Championship
Athens, Ga.
Singles Tournament

First Round Mike Sprouse (Notre Dame) def. Gus Fernandes (LSU), 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3; Second Round Simon Aspelin (Pepperdine) def. Sprouse, 2-6, 6-1, 7-5.

1995-Region IV Tournament
Notre Dame, Ind.
Semfinal-May 6, 1995-Notre Dame 4, Minnesota 3

Singles Ross Loel (M) def. Ryan Simme, 7-6 (4), 6-3; Lars Hjarrand (M) def. Mike Sprouse, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3; Jason Pun (N) def. Stefan Tzvetkov, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4; John J. O'Brien (N) def. Erik Donley, 6-4, 6-3; Jakub Pietrowski (N) def. Ben Gabler, 6-1, 6-4; Adam Cohen (M) def. Brian Harris, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1. Doubles Sprouse and Pun (N) def. Donley and Hjarrand, 8-3; Steve Flanigan and Pietrowski (N) def. Loel and Gabler, 9-7; Simme and O'Brien (N) vs. Rutilli and Tzvetkov, susp. (ND wins doubles point).

Final-May 7, 1995-Mississippi 4, Notre Dame 0

Singles Mahesh Bhupathi (M) def. Ryan Simme, 6-3, 6-1; Johan Hede (M) vs. Mike Sprouse, susp.; Ali Hamadeh (M) def. Jason Pun, 6-2, 6-4; Johan Landsberg (M) vs. John J. O'Brien, susp.; Remi Feneon (M) def. Jakub Pietrowski, 7-6 (5), 6-1; Van vanLingen (M) vs. Steve Flanigan, susp. Doubles Bhupathi and Hamadeh (M) def. Sprouse and Pun, 8-5; Landsberg and Feneon (M) def. Flanigan and Pietrowski, 8-6; vanLingen and Hede (M) vs. Simm and O'Brien, susp. (M wins doubles point)

1995-NCAA Championship
Athens, Ga.
Singles Tournament

First Round Mike Sprouse (Notre Dame) def. Steven Baldas (Georiga), 7-6 (8), 5-7, 6-4, Laurent Orsini (Mississippi St.) def. Ryan Simme (Notre Dame), 6-1, 6-3. Second Round Fredrik Bergh (Fresno State) def. Sprouse 6-2, 6-3.

Doubles Tournament

First Round Jason Pun and Mike Sprouse (Notre Dame) def. Michael Hill and Bobby Mahal (California), 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3. Second Round Mahesh Bhupathi and Ali Hamadeh (Mississippi) def. Pun and Sprouse, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

1994-Region IV Tournament
Notre Dame, Ind.
Semifinal-May 13, 1994-Notre Dame 4, Michigan 0

Singles Andy Zurcher (ND) def. Dan Brakus, 6-1, 6-2; Ryan Simme (ND) vs. John Costanzo, susp.; Mike Sprouse (ND) def. Peter Pusztai, 6-4, 7-6 (3); Todd Wilson (ND) vs. Grady Burnett, susp.; John Jay O'Brien (ND) def. Adam Wager, 6-2, 6-2; Jason Pun (ND) vs. Geoff Prentice, susp. Doubles Wilson and Zurcher (ND) def. Brakus and Constanzo, 8-4; Allan Lopez and Pun (ND) def. Burnett and Pusztai, 8-3; Simme and Sprouse (ND) vs. Prentice and Chris Wyatt, susp. (ND wins doubles point)

Final-May 14, 1994-Notre Dame 4, Minnesota 3

Singles Andy Zurcher (ND) def. Paul Pridmore, 6-0, 6-4; Ryan Simme (ND) def. Lars Hjarrand, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4; Mike Sprouse (ND) def. Adam Krafft, 7-6 (8), 6-3; Todd Wilson (ND) def. Ross Loel, 6-2, 6-1; Eric Donley (M) def. John Jay O'Brien, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2; Ben Gabler (M) def. Jason Pun, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4. Doubles Krafft and Pridmore (M) def. Wilson and Zurcher, 8-5; Hjarrand and Loel (M) def. Allan Lopez, 8-3; Donley and Graber (M) vs. Simme and Sprouse, susp. (M wins doubles point)

1994-NCAA Championship
Notre Dame, Ind.
Team Tournament
First Round - May 21, 1994-Georgia 4, Notre Dame 3

Singles Mike Sell (G) def. Andy Zurcher, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (6), 7-5; Ryan Simme (ND) def. Jamie Laschinger, 6-4, 6-2; Bobby Mariencheck (G) def. Mike Sprouse, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2; Todd Wilson (ND) def. Eddie Jacques, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4); Nirav Patel (G) def. John Jay O'Brien, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Kevin Sessions (G) def. Jason Pun, 6-4, 6-2. Doubles Wilson and Zurcher (ND) def. Laschinger and Albin Polonyi, 8-5; Allan Lopez and Pun (ND) def. Mariencheck and Sessions, 8-3; Patel and Sell (G) def. Simme and Sprouse, 8-1. (G wins doubles point)

Singles Tournament

First Round Andy Zurcher (ND) def. Michael Hill (California), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Second Round Chris Pressley (Duke) def. Zurcher, 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles Tournament

First Round Andy Zurcher and Todd Wilson (ND) def. Paul Goebel and Frederick Neimayer (Middle Tennessee), 6-3, 6-1 Second Round Zurcher and Wilson (ND) def. Greg Gaunt and Ivan Spinner (Penn State), 6-3, 6-2. Quarterfinals Zurcher and Wilson (ND) def. Marcus Hilpert and Evan McGinn (Arkansas), 7-5, 2-6, 7-5. Semifinals Wayne Black and Jon Leach (USC) def. Zurcher and Wilson, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3.

1993-Athens, Ga.
Team Tournament
Second Round-May 15, 1993-Notre Dame 5, Mississippi State 3

Singles Daniel Courcol (M) def. Will Forsyth, 6-4, 6-4; Chuck Coleman (ND) def. Per Nilsson, 6-3, 6-4; Mark Schmidt (ND) def. Remi Barbarin, 6-1, 6-3; Laurent Orsini (M) def. Ron Rosas, 6-2, 6-4; Todd Wilson (ND) def. Stephane Plot, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5; Sylvain Guichard (M) def. Mike Sprouse, 7-6 (6), 6-4. Doubles Coleman and Forsyth (ND) def. Courcol and Laurent Miquelard, 6-3, 6-4; Kristian Broms and Nilsson (M) vs. Rosas and Schmidt, cancelled; Jason Pun and Chris Wojtalik (ND) def. Barbarin and Orsini, 6-4, 6-1.

Quarterfinal - May 16, 1993-USC 5, Notre Dame 0

Singles Brian MacPhie (SC) def. Will Forsyth, 6-2, 6-0; Wayne Black (SC) def. Chuck Coleman, 6-2, 6-2; Jon Leach (SC) def Mark Schmidt, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-1; Andras Lanyi (SC) vs. Ron Rosas, susp.; Adam Peterson (SC) def. Todd Wilson, 6-1, 6-1; Lukas Hovorka (SC) def. Mike Sprouse, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Singles Tournament

First Round Chuck Coleman (ND) def. Mayhar Goodarz (Kentucky), 6-3, 6-1; Wayne Black (USC) def. Will Forsyth (ND), 6-1, 6-3. Second Round Coleman (ND) def. Gil Kovalski (Northern Arizona), 7-6 (1), 6-3. Third Round Davide Sanguinetti (UCLA) def. Coleman (ND), 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-4.

Doubles Tournament

First Round Coleman and Forsyth (ND) def. Roy Canada and Gene Carswell (New Mexico), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Second Round Christopher Haggard and Chris Woodruff (Tennessee) def. Coleman and Forsyth, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.

1992-Athens, Ga.
Team Tournament
Second Round-May 15, 1992-Notre Dame 5, Mississippi State 3

Singles David DiLucia (ND) def. Daniel Courcol, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Christophe Damiens (M) def. Andy Zurcher, 6-2, 6-4; Jean Francois Lagloire (M) def. Chuck Coleman, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1; Will Forsyth (ND) def. Per Nilsson, 7-6 (5), 6-3; Sylvain Guichard (M) def. Mark Schmidt, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4; Ron Rosas (ND) def. Laurent Miquelard, 6-2, 6-1. Doubles Coleman and DiLucia (ND) vs. Damiens and Lagloire, susp.; Forsyth and Zurcher (ND) def. Courcol and Miquelard, 6-2, 6-4; Mark Schmidt and Chris Wojtalik (ND) def. Guichard and Nilsson, 7-5, 6-4.

Quarterfinal-May 17, 1992-Notre Dame 5, Georgia 4

Singles David DiLucia (ND) def. Wade McGuire, 7-5, 6-3; Bobby Mariencheck (G) def. Andy Zurcher, 6-4, 0-6, 6-1; Mike Sell (G) def. Chuck Coleman, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2; Will Forsyth (ND) def. Hector Nevares, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2; Mark Schmidt (ND) def. Nirav Patel, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2; Ron Rosas (ND) def. Jakc Frierson, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. Doubles McGuire and Mariencheck (G) def. DiLucia and Tommy North, 7-6 (4), 6-4; Forsyth and Zurcher (ND) def. Nevares and Patel, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5); Frierson and Sell (G) def. Schmidt and Rosas, 6-2, 6-4.

Semifinal-May 18, 1992-Notre Dame 5, USC 1

Singles David DiLucia (ND) def. Brian MacPhie, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3; Andy Zurcher (ND) def. David Ekerot, 6-2, 6-2; Chuck Coleman (ND) def. Jon Leach, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3; Will Forsyth (ND) def. Wayne Black, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4; Kent Seton (SC) def. Mark Schmidt, 6-2, 6-4; Ron Rosas (ND) def. Phil Whitesell, 6-1, 6-1. Doubles Forsyth and Zurcher (ND) vs. Ekerot and Andras Lanyi, susp.; Rosas and Wojtalik (ND) vs. Black and Seton, susp.

Final-May 19,1992-Stanford 5, Notre Dame 0

Singles Alex O'Brien (S) def. David DiLucia, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3; Michael Flanagan (S) def. Andy Zurcher, 6-2, 6-2; Cris Cocotos (S) def. Chuck Coleman, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1; Robert Devens (S) vs. Will Forsyth, susp.; Vimal Patel (S) def. Mark Schmidt, 6-0, 6-4; Jason Yee (S) def. Ron Rosas, 6-0, 6-3 Doubles Cancelled.

Singles Tournament

First Round Wayne Black (USC) def. Andy Zurcher (ND), 7-5, 6-2; David DiLucia (ND) def. Dean Cohen (Miami of Fla.), 6-4, 6-2. Second Round DiLucia (ND) def. Anders Eriksson (Texas), 6-1, 6-1. Third Round Chris Woodruff (Tennessee) def. DiLucia, 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles Tournament

First Round David Blair and Mark Merklein (Florida) def. Chuck Coleman and David DiLucia (ND), 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (1).

1991-Athens, Ga.
Team Tournament
First Round-May 17, 1991-Notre Dame 5, Kansas 2

Singles David DiLucia (ND) def. Craig Wildey, 6-4, 6-4; Chuck Coleman (ND) def. Jeff Gross, 6-0, 6-0; Chris Walker (K) def. Will Forsyth, 7-5, 6-1; Rafael Rangel (K) def. Mark Schmidt, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3; Andy Zurcher (ND) def. Paul Garvin, 6-2, 6-2; Ron Rosas (ND) def. Pat Han, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. Doubles Coleman and DiLucia (ND) def. Walker and Wildey, 7-6 (2), 6-2; Forsyth and Zurcher (ND) vs. Garvin and Rangel, susp.; Mark Schmidt and Ryan Wenger (ND) vs. Rhain Buth and Han, susp.

Second Round-May 18, 1991-USC 6, Notre Dame 0

Singles Brian MacPhie (SC) def. David DiLucia, 6-3, 6-4; Byron Black (SC) def. Chuck Coleman, 6-4, 6-4; Donnie Isakk (SC) def. Will Forsyth, 6-2, 6-4; Jon Leach (SC) def. Mark Schmidt, 7-5, 6-1; David Eckerot (SC) def. Andy Zurcher, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1; Ron Rosas (ND) def. Andras Lanyi, 6-4, 6-0.

Singles Tournament

First Round David DiLucia (ND) def. Mark Merklein (Florida), 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-6 (5) Second Round DiLucia (ND) def. Matt Lucena (California), 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5) Third Round Jose Luis Noriega (San Diego) def. DiLucia, 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles Tournament

First Round David Blair and Mark Merklein (Florida) def. Will Forsyth and Andy Zurcher (ND), 7-6 (0), 2-6, 7-5; Fritz Bissell and Mark Knowles (UCLA) def. Chuck Coleman and David DiLucia (ND), 6-1, 6-3.

1990-Indiana Wells, Calif.
Singles Tournament

First Round David DiLucia (ND) def. Paul Mancini (West Virginia), 6-1, 6-2. Second Round DiLucia (ND) def. Mike Zimmerman (Harvard), 6-1, 7-6. Third Round Steve Herdoiza (Northwestern) def. DiLucia, 6-4, 6-4.

1982-Athens, Ga.
Singles Tournament

Preliminary Round Mark McMahon (ND) def. Bill Harper (Millsaps), 6-4, 6-2. Second Round Mark Dickson (Clemson) def. McMahon, 6-2, 6-4.

Event Calendar


May 24
1:30 PM
NCAA Singles Championship First Round
Athens, Ga. (Dan Magill Complex)

Championship Central
May 25
NCAA Singles Championship Second Round
Athens, Ga. (Dan Magill Complex)

Championship Central

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