Sept. 26, 1997
Notre Dame Posts 10 Wins in First Day of Fallon Invitational
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The University of Notre Dame men's tennis team won 10 of its 14 matches Friday in first-day action of the 1997 Tom Fallon Invitational, held at the Courtney Tennis Center.
The Irish posted an 8-3 combined record in the four singles flights while going 2-1 in the doubles action. The invitational resumes Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and is scheduled to conclude on Sunday. Consolation brackets will be contested for the four singles divisions.
In the A flight singles, Notre Dame's Eric Enloe defeated Marquette's Richard Harrison (6-4, 2-6, 6-2) while two other Irish players lost in the A flight. Western Michigan's Ondrej Holik came back to beat Matt Horsley (4-6, 7-6, 6-4) and Wisconsin's Jeff Malik downed Danny Rothschild (6-3, 6-4). Notre Dame won all three of its matches in the B flight singles, with Vijay Freeman downing Miami of Ohio's Amin Nabli (6-1, 6-1), Trent Miller beating DePaul's Rory McKinney (6-1, 6-1) and Mark Overdevest using a first-set tiebreaker to defeat Nebraska's Jorge Abossanchoz (7-6, 6-0).
The Irish split in the C flight singles, with Matt Daly advancing after a 6-4, 7-5 win over Indiana State's Richard Mayers and Andy Warford withdrawing from his match with Bowling Green's Brandon Gabel. Notre Dame also posted three wins in the D flight singles: Dennis Carroll over Indiana State's Verde Contente (6-4, 3-6, 6-4), Luke Warford over Miami of Ohio's Joe Meno (6-7, 7-6) and Rob Warn over Indiana State's Christian Muddle (6-1, 6-4).
In A flight doubles, Overdevest and Freeman posted an 8-2 win over Drake's Rene Novotny and Steve Killian. Warford and Warn lost in the B flight doubles to Jenban and Riviera of Marquette (8-1) while Carroll and Enloe posted an 8-6 win over Purdue's Tushaar Gautman and Bob Darby.