Men's Tennis

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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

Delta

January 20
3:30 PM
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 22
12:00 PM
Kentucky
Lexington, Ky. (Boone Tennis Center)
January 27
1:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Complex)
January 28
3:00 PM
TBA
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Complex)
February 4
10:00 AM
Monmouth N.J.
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 4
3:00 PM
William & Mary
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 11
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
12:00 PM
Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
5:00 PM
Detroit
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 19
12:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 24
6:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 3
6:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
March 11
12:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
March 18
2:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 24
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
March 31
3:30 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 2
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 7
3:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Speicher Tennis Center)
April 9
12:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (Neil Schiff Tennis Center)
April 14
3:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Ambler Tennis Center)
April 16
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
April 21
3:30 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 23
12:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 26
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 27
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 28
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 29
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 30
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
May 12
All Day
NCAA Championships
TBD

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