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.

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
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

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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