March 20, 1998

No. 23 Notre Dame Defeats New Mexico 4-1

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

The Irish, 11-2 overall, won three of four singles matches and claimed the doubles point for its second victory in as many days in the tournament. Junior Brian Patterson, senior Eric Enloe and sophomore Matt Horsley all won singles matches in straight sets.

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.

Notre Dame has won eight consecutive matches and will play the winner of the Alabama-Harvard match tomorrow afternoon in the Blue-Gray College Classic.

No. 1 - Ryan Sachire (ND) vs. Pepe Caballero (NM) - Did Not Finish
No. 2 - Jakub Pietrowski (ND) vs. Jeff Williams (NM) - DNF
No. 3 - Brian Patterson (ND) def. Nicolas Dubey (NM) 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 - Assaf Drori (NM) def. Dan Rothschild (ND) 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 - Eric Enloe (ND) def. Takeshi Itoh 6-3, 6-3
No. 6 - Matt Horsley (ND) def. Ray Jaramillo 6-0, 6-2

No. 1 - Williams/Caballero (NM) def. Pietrowski/Patterson (ND) 8-5
No. 2 - Rothschild/Vijay Freeman (ND) def. Dubey/Jaramillo (NM) 8-4
No. 3 - Horsley/Sachire (ND) def. Drori/Russell (NM) 8-3

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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