March 9, 1998
Notre Dame Blanks Pennsylvania, 7-0
LA JOLLA, Calif. - The Notre Dame men's tennis team, ranked 23rd nationally, improved its record to 9-2 on the season with a 7-0 win over Pennsylvania in a match played at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club in La Jolla, Calif.
Ryan Sachire and Jakub Pietrowski, playing No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, were straight set winners. Sachire defeated Marc Fisicaro 6-2, 6-0, while Pietrowski earned a 6-0, 6-0 decision over Mike Klatsky. Eric Enloe, playing in the number five singles spot, won the first set 6-2 before Jordan Szekely retired with Enloe leading 5-0 in the second set.
Three of Notre Dame's singles players produced three-set victories. Brian Patterson, playing at No. 3, dropped the first set 6-4 to Joey Zupan, but came back to win the next two sets 6-1, 6-4. Dan Rochschild registered a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win at the fourth singles position over Erik Sobotka and Andy Warford defeated David Schwartzman 7-6, 4-6, 6-1.
Notre Dame earned the doubles point as all three doubles teams were victorious.
Singles No. 1 Ryan Sachire (ND) def. Marc Fisicaro (UP) 6-2, 6-0 No. 2 Jakub Pietrowski (ND) def. Mike Klatsky (UP) 6-0, 6-0 No. 3 Brian Patterson (ND) def. Joey Zupan (UP) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 No. 4 Dan Rothschild (ND) def. Eric Sobotka (UP) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 No. 5 Eric Enloe (ND) def. Jordan Szekely (UP) 6-2, 5-0 ret. No. 6 Andy Warford (ND) def. David Schwartzman (UP) 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 Doubles No. 1 Pietrowski/Patterson (ND) def. Baertsch/Fisicaro (UP) 8-1 No. 2 Rothschild/Vijay Freeman (ND) def. Schwartzman/Zupan (UP) 8-5 No. 3 Sachire/Matt Daly (ND) def. Szekely/Varban (UP) 8-5