Mar. 7, 1997

No. 20 Notre Dame Defeats Iowa

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame men's tennis team, ranked No. 20 in the country, improved its record to 10-3 on the season with a 7-0 win over Iowa on Friday afternoon. The Hawkeyes fall to 6-3.

The Irish were led by freshman Ryan Sachire, who was a 6-1, 6-2 winner at No. 1 singles over Tom Derouin of Iowa. Sachire is ranked No. 50 in the country in singles, and has a 6-2 record in No. 1 singles action this season and has an overall mark of 28-6.

Winners in both doubles and singles for the Irish on Friday included: Sachire, senior Ryan Simme, juniors Jakub Pietrowski and Eric Enloe and sophomore Brian Patterson.

Notre Dame 7, Iowa 0

Ryan Sachire (N) def. Tom Derouin, 6-1, 6-2; Jakub Pietrowski (N) def. Damir Seferovic, 6-2, 6-4; Ryan Simme (N) def. Ulf Jentler, 6-2, 6-4; Brian Patterson (N) def. Ryan Johnstone, 6-2, 6-4; Dan Rothschild (N) def. Justin Pohn, 6-1, 6-3; Eric Enloe (N) def. J.R. Chidley, 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles (most double wins is worth one match point)
Pietrowski and Patterson (N) def. Derouin and Jentler, 8-4; Sachire and Trent Miller (N) def. Seferovic and Ben Bamsey, 8-7; Simme and Rothschild (N) def. Johnstone and Dave McDevitt, 8-4.

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