Feb. 13, 1998

Notre Dame Men's Tennis Team Defeats Ohio State 6-1

Notre Dame, Ind. - The 23rd-ranked Notre Dame men's tennis team improved its record to 4-2 today as the Irish beat visiting Ohio State 6-1.

All of Notre Dame's five singles victories were in straight sets. Ryan Sachire earned a 6-2, 6-4 win over Scott Wiles at No. 1 singles. Brian Patterson was a 6-3, 6-4 winner over Pari Laxminarayan at the third singles position. Dan Rothschild was impressive at No. 4 singles as he was a 6-2, 6-1 victor over Ben Basil. Eric Enloe, playing in the number five position, beat Vo Chu 6-4, 6-2, while Andy Warford earned a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 6 singles.

The only Irish player to lose his match was Jakub Pietrowski. After winning the first set 6-3, Pietrowski went on the lose the next two sets to Chris Porter, 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

Notre Dame won the doubles point with wins by all three teams. The number one doubles team of Pietrowski and Patterson beat Wiles and Basil 8-5. Rothschild and Vijay Freeman defeated Porter and Laxminarayan 8-6 at the number two spot, while Sachire and Matt Horsley were 8-2 winners over Bob Wellstein and Derek DeFalco at third doubles.

The Irish return to action on Sunday, February 15 when they host Miami at 1:00 p.m.

Singles: No. 1 Ryan Sachire (ND) def. Scott Wiles (OSU) 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 Chris Porter (OSU) def. Jakub Pietrowski (ND) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
No. 3 Brian Patterson (ND) def. Pari Laxminarayan (OSU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 Dan Rothschild (ND) def. Ben Basil (OSU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 Eric Enloe (ND) def. Vo Chu (OSU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 Andy Warford (ND) def. Bob Wellstein (OSU) 6-2, 7-5
Doubles: No. 1 Pietrowski/Patterson (ND) def. Wiles/Basil (OSU) 8-5
No. 2 Rothschild/Vijay Freeman (ND) def. Porter/Laxminarayan (OSU) 8-6
No. 3 Sachire/Matt Horsley (ND) def. Bob Wellstein/Derek DeFalco (OSU) 8-2

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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