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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

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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)
RECAP

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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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