Men's Tennis

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Feb. 11, 1998

Men's Tennis Falls to Kentucky 4-3

No. 11 Wildcats Narrowly Get by No. 23 Irish

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Notre Dame's 23rd-ranked men's tennis team lost to 11th-ranked Kentucky 4-2 at the Eck Tennis Pavilion on Wednesday as the Wildcats won the doubles point to start the match and then won three of the singles matches for the win. With the loss the Irish fall to 3-2 while Kentucky improves to 6-0.

Kentucky's No. 1 doubles team of Johan Hesoun and Marcus Fluitt beat Notre Dame's fourth-ranked team of Brian Patterson and Jakub Pietrowski 8-6 to clinch the doubles point. Fluitt then beat Pietrowski 6-2, 6-0 in singles and Edo Bowano beat Eric Enloe 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.

Notre Dame's Andy Warford led Dan Spaner 5-2 at No. 6 singles and was in control of the match when he was forced to retire with a sprained ankle. Ryan Sachire and Dan Rothschild gave Notre Dame its only points with three-set wins. Patterson and Drada's match was suspended at one set each.

Notre Dame returns to the court on Friday, at the Eck Tennis Pavilion when it plays host to Ohio State.

#11 Kentucky 4, #23 Notre Dame 2
Doubles
No. 1: Johan Hesoun and Marcus Fluitt (UK) def. Jakub Pietrowski and Brian Patterson (ND) 8-6

No. 2: Dan Rothschild and Vijay Freeman (ND) def. Carlos Drada and Edo Bowano (UK) 9-8 (7-5)

No. 3: Cedric Kauffmann and Dan Spaner (UK) def. Ryan Sachire and Matt Horsley (ND) 8-5

Singles
No. 1: Sachire (ND) def. Kauffmann (UK) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6

No. 2: Fluitt (UK) def. Pietrowski (ND) 6-2, 6-0

No. 3: Patterson (ND) vs. Drada (UK) susp. 7-5, 4-6

No. 4: Rothschild (ND) def. Hesoun (UK) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

No. 5: Bowano (UK) def. Eric Enloe (ND) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

No. 6: Spaner (UK) def. Andy Warford (ND) 2-5, ret.

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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