March 21, 1998

No. 23 Notre Dame Defeats Harvard, 4-2

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The 23rd-ranked Notre Dame men's tennis team defeated Harvard 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Blue-Gray College Classic in Montgomery, Ala.

The Irish will compete for the tournament championship tomorrow against the winner of the Boise State-Kansas match.

Notre Dame improved to 12-2 overall by winning its ninth consecutive match. The Irish received straight-set singles victories from sophomore Ryan Sachire, junior Brian Patterson and sophomore Matt Horsley.

Notre Dame won two of three doubles matches to earn the doubles team point. Danny Rothschild and Vijay Freeman won 8-6 at number two doubles while Horsley and Sachire won 9-7 at number three doubles.

No. 1 - Ryan Sachire (ND) def. Thomas Blake (H) 6-3, 7-6 (1)
No. 2 - James Blake (H) def. Jakub Pietrowski (ND) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
No. 3 - John Doran (H) def. Brian Patterson (ND) 6-4, 7-5
No. 4 - Dan Rothschild (ND) vs. Kunj Majmudar (H) - Did Not Finish
No. 5 - Philip Tseng (H) def. Eric Enloe (ND) 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 - Matt Horsley (ND) def. Scott Clark (H) 6-2, 6-4

No. 1 - T. Blake/J. Blake (H) def. Pietrowski/Patterson (ND) 8-6
No. 2 - Rothschild/Vijay Freeman (ND) def. Tseng/Passarella (H) 8-6
No. 3 - Horsley/Sachire (ND) def. Majmudar/Clark (H) 9-7

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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