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March 26, 1998

No. 23 Notre Dame Upsets No. 13 Duke

DURHAM, N.C. -- The 21st-ranked Notre Dame men's tennis team upset 13th-ranked Duke 4-3 on Thursday afternoon at the Duke Tennis Stadium. The Irish, which have won 11 of their last 12 matches, are now 13-3, while Duke fell to 7-4.

With the match tied at three points apiece, Notre Dame sophomore Matt Horsley defeated Duke freshmen Marko Cerenko 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 to clinch the victory for the Irish.

Notre Dame won the first point of the match with victories at number two and three doubles. Senior Dan Rothschild and senior Eric Enloe combined for an 8-4 win at number two, before sophomore Ryan Sachire and Horsley took an 8-6 victory at number three.

Duke evened the score with a victory at number five singles but senior Jakub Pietrowski handed Dmitry Muzyka a 6-2, 6-2 loss at number two singles to give Notre Dame a 2-1 lead. The Blue Devils drew even with a win at number four singles before Sachire defeated 13th-ranked Doug Root 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 to win at number one singles.

Duke won the number three singles match to even the score at three-apiece before Horsley sealed the victory for the Irish.

Singles:
No. 1 - Ryan Sachire (ND) def. Doug Root (D) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
No. 2 - Jakub Pietrowski (ND) def. Dmitry Muzyka (D) 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 - Alberto Brause (D) def. Brian Patterson (ND) 7-6, 7-5
No. 4 - Jordan Wile (D) def. Dan Rothschild (ND) 6-2, 6-4 
No. 5 - Ramsey Smith (D) def. Eric Enloe (ND) 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 - Matt Horsley (ND) def. Marko Cerenko 6-2, 6-7, 6-2
Doubles:
No. 1 - Muzyka/Root (D) def. Pietrowski/Patterson (ND) 8-6
No. 2 - Rothschild/Vijay Freeman (ND) def. Wile/Smith (D) 8-4
No. 3 - Sachire/Horsley (ND) def. Ted Rueger/Sebastien Gobbi (D) 8-6

Event Calendar

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February 5
L, 5-2
Illinois
Champaign, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
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February 7
W, 5-2
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
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February 7
W, 7-0
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 13
4:00 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 21
10:00 AM
Kentucky
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 21
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 28
12:00 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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March 3
TBA
Boston College
Boston, Massachusetts (TBA)
March 6
12:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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March 11
11:00 AM
Clemson
Clemson, South Carolina (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)
March 13
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Wake Forest Tennis Complex)
March 18
3:30 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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March 20
12:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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March 25
3:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia (Snyder Tennis Complex)
March 27
2:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia (Byers Tennis Complex)
April 1
3:30 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 3
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 8
3:30 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 17
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, North Carolina (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)
April 21
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 22
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 23
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 24
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)

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