Mar. 13, 1997
Notre Dame Men's Tennis Drops Alabama-Birmingham, 4-1
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The University of Notre Dame men's tennis team defeated Alabama-Birmingham by a 4-1 score Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Blue-Gray National Classic. The Irish will meet No. 10-nationally ranked Virginia Commonwealth late Thursday night in the second round of the event.
Notre Dame, ranked No. 20 in the country, improves to 10-3 on the season while UAB is ranked No. 29. Freshman Ryan Sachire was victorious at No. 1 singles for the Irish and improved his record to 29-6 on the season and 12-2 in dual match play.
Other singles winners for Notre Dame were junior Jakub Pietrowski at No. 2, junior Danny Rothschild at No. 5 and sophomore Brian Patterson at No. 4. The doubles portion of the match was suspended when the Irish clinched the victory.
Notre Dame 4, UAB 1