Pietrowski photo
Jakub Pietrowski wins for Notre Dame. (file photo)

Jan. 18, 1998

Irish Open Season with Tough 4-3 Win at Minnesota

BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- In a match that finished late Saturday night, Notre Dame's 23rd-ranked men's tennis team rallied for a 4-3 opening-season win at regional rival Minnesota. After the Gophers swept the doubles to open the match, the Irish won four of the six singles matches to claim the win. Ryan Sachire, Jakub Pietrowski, Brian Patterson and Danny Rothschild won at Nos. 1-4 singles to give Notre Dame the win.

Patterson and Rothschild won in tight three set matches. Patterson rallied to beat Martin Michalowski 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Rothschild overcame vomiting, a sprained ankle and two injury timeouts for a gutsy 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win over Jorge Duenas to clinch the match for the Irish

Notre Dame returns to the court with home-opening matches on Sat., Jan. 24, against Miami (Ohio) and DePaul.


1. Martin Michalowski/Tyson Parry (MN) def. Brian Patterson/Jakub Pietrowski (ND) 8-5
2. Tom Chicoine/ Jorge Duenas (MN) def. Matt Daly/Danny Rothschild (ND) 9-7
3. Adam Selkirk/Jon Svensson (MN) def. Ryan Sachire/Andy Warford (ND) 8-6

1. Sachire (ND) def. Chicoine (MN) 6-0, 6-3
2. Pietrowski (ND) def. Selkirk (MN) 6-1, 6-1
3. Patterson (ND) def. Michalowski (MN) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
4. Rothschild (ND) def. Duenas (MN) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
5. Parry (MN) def. Eric Enloe (ND) 6-7, 6-0, 6-2
6. Svensson (MN) def. Warford (ND) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1

Event Calendar


January 16
12:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 22
6:00 PM
Champaign, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
January 23
Champaign, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
January 29
6:00 PM
Evanston, Illinois (Combe Tennis Center)
February 5
6:00 PM
Champaign, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
February 7
12:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 7
6:00 PM
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
All Day
ITA National Team Indoor Championships
Charlottesville, Virginia (Boars Head Country Club)

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