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Men's Tennis Advances to Big East Finals

April 25, 1998

MIAMI, Fla. --- The University of Notre Dame men's and women's tennis teams both advanced to the finals of the BIG EAST Championship with identical 4-0 wins over West Virginia. Both teams will play against Miami in the finals tomorrow as the women's team pursues its third-straight BIG EAST title and the men look for their second in three years.

Both the men's and women's teams went out to 1-0 leads on Saturday by winning the doubles point.

In the men's match against the Mountaineers, Ryan Sachire won at No. 1 singles for the Irish with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Mike Dektas. Matt Horsley and Eric Enloe also won in singles before the match was suspended.

The women's team won their match with singles wins from Tiffany Gates, Kelly Zalinksi and Kelley Olson.

Men's Semifinals
Notre Dame 4, West Virginia 0

Singles Ryan Sachire (N) def. Mike Dektas, 6-1, 6-2; Brian Patterson (N) vs. Ryan Shaffer, susp.; Dan Rothschild (N) vs. Ben Jacobs, susp.; Matt Horlsey (N) def. Jimmie Kent, 6-2, 6-0; Eric Enloe (N) def. Nate Crichton, 6-1, 6-0; Andy Warford (N) vs. Walter Samora, susp.

Doubles (most doubles points is worth one match point) Pietrowski and Patterson (N) def. Jacobs and Samora, 8-4; Rothschild and Vijay Freeman (N) vs. Dektas and Shaffer, susp.; Horsley and Sachire (N) def. Kent and Tatishvilli, 8-3.

Women's Semifinals Notre Dame 4, West Virginia 0

Singles Jennifer Hall (N) vs. Christina Walker, susp.; Michelle Dasso (N) vs. Jodi Firestone, susp.; Marisa Velasco (N) vs. Meghan Cornwall, susp.; Tiffany Gates (N) def. Ellie Earles, 6-0, 6-0; Kelly Zalinski (N) def. Andrea Pintaric, 6-2, 6-0; Kelley Olson (N) def. Amy Workman, 6-1, 6-4.

Doubles (most doubles points is worth one match point) Gates and Hall (N) vs. Walker and Firestone, susp.; Dasso and Velasco (N) def. Cornwall and Pintaric, 8-4; Olson and Zalinski (N) def. Earles and Natasha Randmass, 8-2.


 

 

Event Calendar

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January 20
3:30 PM
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 22
12:00 PM
Kentucky
Lexington, Ky. (Boone Tennis Center)
January 27
1:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Complex)
January 28
3:00 PM
TBA
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Complex)
February 4
10:00 AM
Monmouth N.J.
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 4
3:00 PM
William & Mary
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 11
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
12:00 PM
Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
5:00 PM
Detroit
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 19
12:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 24
6:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 3
6:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
March 11
12:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
March 18
2:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 24
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
March 31
3:30 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 2
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 7
3:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Speicher Tennis Center)
April 9
12:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (Neil Schiff Tennis Center)
April 14
3:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Ambler Tennis Center)
April 16
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
April 21
3:30 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 23
12:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 26
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 27
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 28
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 29
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 30
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
May 12
All Day
NCAA Championships
TBD

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