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Feb. 1, 1998

No. 23 Irish Men's Tennis Falls to No. 21 Northwestern, 5-2

Notre Dame drops first dual match of season

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The University of Notre Dame men's tennis team, ranked No. 23 in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, lost its first dual match of the season on Sunday when it fell to Northwestern by a 5-2 score. Northwestern, ranked No. 21 in the country, improves to 3-0 on the season, while the Irish are 3-1.

Northwestern went out to a 1-0 lead on the day when it won the doubles point by winning two of three matches, including a win by Alex Witt and Martin Bengtsson at No. 1 doubles against Notre Dame's Jakub Pietrowski and Brian Patterson that went 9-8 (6).

The Wildcats then won the match with four singles victories, including wins at all three top spots. Witt defeated Notre Dame's Ryan Sachire at No. 1 singles by a 6-4, 6-4 score. Dan Rothschild at No. 4 and Andy Warford at No. 6 were the singles winners for the Irish.

Match by Match Results:

Team Scores:
Northwetsern 5
Notre Dame 2

Singles
Alex Witt (NW) defeated Ryan Sachire, 6-4, 6-4
Marc Silva (NW) def. Jakub Pietrowski, 7-6, 6-3
Doug Bohaboy (NW) def. Brian Patterson, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
Dan Rothschild (ND) def. Martin Bengtsson, 6-2, 6-3
Ry Tarpley (NW) def. Eric Enloe, 7-6 (4), 6-3
Andy Warford (ND) def. Brad Erickson, 6-1, 6-4

Doubles (most doubles wins are worth one match point)
Witt and Bengtsson (NW) def. Pietrowski and Patterson, 9-8 (6)
Silva and Bohaboy (NW) def. Rothschild and Matt Daly, 7-5
Sachire and Matt Horsley (ND) def. Tarpley and Derrick Nguyen, 8-0

Event Calendar

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February 5
L, 5-2
Illinois
Champaign, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
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February 7
W, 5-2
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
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February 7
W, 7-0
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 13
4:00 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 21
10:00 AM
Kentucky
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 21
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 28
12:00 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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March 3
TBA
Boston College
Boston, Massachusetts (TBA)
March 6
12:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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March 11
11:00 AM
Clemson
Clemson, South Carolina (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)
March 13
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Wake Forest Tennis Complex)
March 18
3:30 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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March 20
12:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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March 25
3:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia (Snyder Tennis Complex)
March 27
2:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia (Byers Tennis Complex)
April 1
3:30 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 3
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 8
3:30 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 17
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, North Carolina (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)
April 21
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 22
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 23
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 24
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)

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