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    Feb. 28, 1998

    No. 23 Notre Dame Defeats Wisconsin, 5-2

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The 23rd-ranked Notre Dame men's tennis team won four of six singles matches in a 5-2 victory over Wisconsin at Eck Pavilion on Saturday afternoon.

    The Irish, which improved to 7-2 with its fourth straight victory, received straight-set victories from sophomore Ryan Sachire, senior Jakub Pietrowski and junior Brian Patterson to sweep the top three singles matches. Senior Danny Rothchild was also a victor in singles play for the Irish with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win in number four singles.

    The Irish earned the doubles point by winning two of the three doubles matches including a victory by Pietrowski and Patterson in number one doubles.

    Wisconsin dropped to 3-2 on the season.

    Singles:
    No. 1 - Ryan Sachire (ND) def. Mark Loughrin (UW) 6-3, 6-2
    No. 2 - Jakub Pietrowski (ND) def. David Chang (UW) 6-3, 6-2
    No. 3 - Brian Patterson (ND) def. John Thomsen (UW) 7-5, 6-1
    No. 4 - Danny Rothschild (ND) def. Jeff Malik (UW) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
    No. 5 - Stefan Reist (UW) def. Eric Enloe (ND) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
    No. 6 - Adam Schumacher (UW) def. Matt Horsley (ND) 7-6, 6-7, 6-2

    Doubles:
    No. 1 - Pietrowski/Patterson (ND) def. Loughrin/Chang (UW) 8-5
    No. 2 - Thomsen/Malik (UW) def. Rothschild/Vijay Freeman (ND) 8-6
    No. 3 - Sachire/Matt Horsley (ND) def. Reist/Schumacher (UW) 8-4

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