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    Mar. 14, 1997

    Irish Get Past Virginia Commonwealth

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The University of Notre Dame men's tennis team posted a 4-3 win over No. 10-nationally ranked Virginia Commonwealth in the second round of the Blue-Gray National Classic on Friday afternoon. Notre Dame will play its next match in the event later tonight vs. Illinois.

    The win improves the Irish record to 12-3 on the season and the team is ranked No. 20 in the country and has won four matches in a row.

    Notre Dame 4, Virginia Commonwealth 3

    Singles
    Olivier Tauma (V) def. Ryan Sachire, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6
    Daniel Anderson (V) def. Jakub Pietrowski, 7-5, 7-5
    Richard Wernerthelm (V) def. Ryan Simme, 6-1, 6-1
    Brian Patterson (N) def. Manuel Kropfreiter, 6-1, 6-1
    Daniel Rothschild (N) def. Olle Lundberg, 6-4, 6-1
    Eric Enloe (N) def. Paschal Salasca, 6-2, 6-3.

    Doubles
    Tauma and Anderson (V) def. Pietrowski and Patterson, 8-4
    Sachire and Trent Miller (N) def. Salasca and Laurent Guillem
    Rothschild and Simme (N) def. Wernerthelm and Lundberg, 8-4.

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