March 19, 1998

No. 23 Notre Dame Defeats Tulane

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The 23rd-ranked Notre Dame men's tennis team defeated Tulane 4-1 on Thursday afternoon at the Blue-Gray College Classic in Montgomery, Ala.

The Irish won three of four singles matches before clinching the match by securing the doubles point. Senior Jakub Pietrowski, junior Brian Patterson and sophomore Matt Horsley recorded victories in singles play for Notre Dame.

Danny Rothschild and Vijay Freeman paired up to win at number two doubles while Horsley and Ryan Sachire were victorious at number three doubles for the Irish.

The Irish, which have won seven consecutive matches and are 10-2 overall, play New Mexico tomorrow in day two of the Blue-Gray College Classic.

No. 1 - Robert Samuelsson (TU) def. Ryan Sachire (ND) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
No. 2 - Jakub Pietrowski (ND) def. Mikko Viljanen (TU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
No. 3 - Brian Patterson (ND) def. Yannick Violette (TU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 - Dan Rothschild (ND) vs. Ronald Kloppert (TU) - DNF
No. 5 - Eric Enloe (ND) vs. Pekka Rinne (TU) - DNF
No. 6 - Matt Horsley (ND) def. James Moeckel (TU) 6-3, 6-3

No. 1 - Pietrowski/Patterson (ND) vs. Kloppert/Samuelsson (TU) - DNF
No. 2 - Rothschild/Vijay Freeman (ND) def. Violette/Kelly (TU) 8-3
No. 3 - Horsley/Sachire (ND) def. Viljanen/Rinne (TU) 8-5

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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