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    Sept. 27, 1997

    Ryan Sachire Advances To Consolation Semifinals at ITA National Clay Court Championships

    BALTIMORE, Md. --- Sophomore Ryan Sachire advanced to the consolation semifinals of the ITA National Clay Court Championships being held at the Suburban Club in Baltimore, Md.

    Sachire beat Gonzalo Corrales of Georgia 6-4, 6-2, but then lost to Rafael de Mesa of Texas A&M 6-3, 6-1 in the semifinals. After dropping his first round match, Sachire moved into the consolation bracket where he won two of three matches.

    In doubles action, the team of Jakub Pietrowski and Brian Patterson defeated the team McNamara and Robers from Middle Tennessee State, ranked sixth nationally, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, but then lost to the third-ranked doubles team of Root and Wile from Duke 6-4, 6-2. They also finished competition with a 2-1 record.

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