May 29, 1998
ATHENS, Ga. - Notre Dame sophomore Ryan Sachire dropped a tough three-set match
in the third round of the NCAA men's tennis championship in
Athens, Ga. Sachire fell 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 to Oklahoma State's Pavel
Kudrnac, the top-seeded player in the 64-player draw. Sachire
earned All-America honors based on being seeded among the top
nine-16 players in the field. He becomes Notre Dame's first
men's tennis All-American since Andy Zurcher and Todd Wilson were
doubles All-Americans in 1994.
The Irish doubles team of junior Brian Patterson and senior Jakub
Pietrowski dropped a second round match 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 to
Pepperdine's seeded team of Kelly Gullett and Robert Lindstedt.