Notre Dame Men's Tennis Ups Record to 4-0 with Two Wins
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Notre Dame's men's tennis team improved to 4-0 on the season with two wins Saturday at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. The Irish blanked DePaul 6-0 in the first match of the day and defeated Miami (Ohio) 5-1 in the second match. A win over Illinois, who travel to Notre Dame for a 6:00 p.m. matchup on Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Eck Tennis Pavilion, would give head coach Bobby Bayliss and the Irish their best start since the 1992 team started 6-0 and finished second in the country.
Against DePaul, the Irish swept all six singles matches, losing just one set at No. 4 singles where Dan Rothschild won a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 match. Freshman Ryan Sachire won at No. 1 singles with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Alan Pintaric. Brian Patterson, Ryan Simme, Eric Enloe and Vijay Freeman was Notre Dame's other winners.
Rothschild, the last singles player to win against DePaul, wasted no time against Miami as he was the first Notre Dame player to win as he beat Amin Nabli 6-1, 6-1 to give the Irish a 1-0 lead. Sachire, playing No. 2 singles, won a 6-4, 6-0 match. Enloe, Freeman and Simme also won for the Irish. Maimi's Champy Halim defeated Jakub Pietrowski at No. 1 singles for Miami's only win.
NOTRE DAME 6, DePAUL O Singles No. 1: Ryan Sachire (ND) def. Alan Pintaric (DP) 6-3, 7-5 No. 2: Brian Patterson (ND) def. Lukas Horacek (DP) 7-6, 6-3 No. 3: Ryan Simme (ND) def. Gerald Kung (DP) 6-1, 6-2 No. 4: Dan Rothschild (ND) def. Dan Auger (DP) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 No. 5: Eric Enloe (ND) def. Steve Castle (DP) 6-1, 6-1 No. 6: Vijay Freeman (ND) def. Kevin Koffer (DP) 6-0, 6-1 NOTRE DAME 5, MIAMI (Ohio) 1 Singles No. 1: Champy Halim (MU) def. Jakub Pietrowski (ND) 6-4, 6-4 No. 2: Ryan Sachire (ND) def. Dave Abelson (MU) 6-4, 6-0 No. 3: Ryan Simme (ND) def. Chris Ritchie (MU) 6-2, 6-2 No. 4: Dan Rothschild (ND) def. Amin Nabli (MU) 6-1, 6-1 No. 5: Eric Enloe (ND) def. Kevin Howard (MU) 6-3, 6-4 No. 6: Vijay Freeman (ND) def. Gareth Quinn (MU) 6-4, 6-4