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    Feb. 7, 1998

    Irish Doubles Team Wins Rolex Consolation

    Fourth-Seeded Patterson, Pietrowski Win, 6-1, 6-2

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    Brian Patterson and Jakub Pietrowski (file photo)

    DALLAS, Texas -- Notre Dame's fourth-seeded men's doubles team of Brian Patterson and Jakub Pietrowski beat Duke's Doug Root and Jordan Wile 6-1, 6-2 to win the doubles consolation at the 1998 Rolex National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at SMU.

    The Irish duo had lost in the first round of the main draw on Thurday, but rallied for a pair of wins on Friday to advance to Saturday's consolation championship match.

    In the men's singles draw, Irish sophomore Ryan Sachire lost to VCU's Daniel Anderson 4-6, 7-6, 6-1 in the semifinals of the consolation. He had won a pair of matches on Friday after losing in the first round on Thursday.

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