Feb. 15, 1997

Texas Men's Tennis Team Defeats Irish 4-3

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - No. 7 Texas won two of three doubles matches en route to defeating No. 29 Notre Dame 4-3 Saturday afternoon in men's tennis at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. The Longhorns improved to 3-2 while the Irish fell to 6-2.

Notre Dame junior Jakub Pietrowski and sophomore Brian Patterson each won individual matches and combined to win their doubles match over B.J. Stearns and Mark Loughrin 9-8. Pietrowski, playing No. 1 singles, rallied from a set down to defeat Stearns 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 while Patterson won in straight sets over Jack Brasington 7-6 (4), 7-5.

Notre Dame also scored a team point when freshmen Ryan Sachire recorded a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2) victory over Nick Crowell in No. 2 singles. But it wasn't enough as the Longhorns which won the doubles point and split the six singles matches.

The Irish are back in action tomorrow when they host Duke at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. The match is set for a 12:30 p.m. start.

Texas 4, Notre Dame 3
No. 1: Jakub Pietrowski (ND) def. B.J. Stearns (UT) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 2: Ryan Sachire (ND) def. Nick Crowell (UT) 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2)
No. 3: Paul Martin (UT) def. Ryan Simme (ND) 6-3, 6-3
No. 4: Brian Patterson (ND) def. Jack Brasington (UT) 7-6 (4), 7-5
No. 5: Mark Loughrin (UT) def. Danny Rothschild (ND) 6-0, 6-7 (4), 6-1
No. 6: Eric Allen (UT) def. Trent Miller (ND) 6-1, 6-0
No. 1: Pietrowski/Patterson (ND) def. Stearns/Loughrin (UT) 9-8
No. 2: Crowell/Martin (UT) def. Simme/Rothschild (ND) 9-7
No. 3: Brasington/Allen (UT) def. Sachire/Miller (ND) 9-7

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