Sept. 28, 1997
Men's Tennis Has Success at Clay Court Championships
BALTIMORE -- University of Notre Dame men's tennis sophmore Ryan Sachire lost in the seminfinals of the consolation bracket Sunday in the T. Rowe Price National Clay Court Championship. Rafael de Mesa of Texas A&M eliminated Sachire from the tourament by a 6-3, 6-1 score and went on to win the consolation bracket with a 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 win over Daniel Anderson of Virginia Commonwealth. Oklahoma's Pavel Kudrnac won the overall singles title.
Meanwhile, play concluded in the Tom Fallon Invitational on the Notre Dame campus Sunday and Irish sophomore Matt Horsley won the A flight singles consolation with a 7-6, 5-7, 6-2 win over Lukas Horacek of DePaul. Irish junior Dennis Carroll lost in the finals of the D flight championship to Fernando Garcia of Western Michigan by a 6-2, 6-1 count. Magnus Grahn of Nebraska won the A flight singles championship while the team of Peter Magnusson and Fernando Forte won the A flight doubles championship with a 9-8 win over Graydon Oliver and Way Loo Cheng of Alabama.