Men's Tennis

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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

Delta

January 20
3:30 PM
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 22
12:00 PM
Kentucky
Lexington, Ky. (Boone Tennis Center)
January 27
1:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Complex)
January 28
3:00 PM
TBA
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Complex)
February 4
10:00 AM
Monmouth N.J.
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 4
3:00 PM
William & Mary
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 11
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
12:00 PM
Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
5:00 PM
Detroit
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 19
12:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 24
6:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 3
6:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
March 11
12:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
March 18
2:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 24
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
March 31
3:30 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 2
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 7
3:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Speicher Tennis Center)
April 9
12:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (Neil Schiff Tennis Center)
April 14
3:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Ambler Tennis Center)
April 16
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
April 21
3:30 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 23
12:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 26
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 27
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 28
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 29
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 30
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
May 12
All Day
NCAA Championships
TBD

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