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April 10, 1998

Notre Dame Downs Ball State 6-1

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Notre Dame's 14th-ranked men's tennis team swept the doubles and won five of six singles matches for a 6-1 win over host Ball State on Friday morning. With the win the Irish improve to 14-4 and will seventh-ranked Texas in Austin on Saturday before traveling to sixth-ranked Illinois on Monday.

Notre Dame opened the match by winning the doubles point with wins at all three doubles. Seniors Vijay Freeman and Dan Rothschils won a 9-7 match at No. 1 doubles while sophomores Matt Horsley and Ryan Sachire were 8-1 winners at No. 2. Junior Brian Patterson and freshman Matt Daly completed the sweep with an 8-5 win at No. 3.

The Irish cruised through the first four matches in singles without losing a set. Sachire, Patterson, Rothschild and Horsley each won in straight sets. Senior Eric Enloe rallied for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles. Ball State won its only point as Joe Gabey beat Andy Warford 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 at No. 6 singles.

The win was the 10th straight for the Irish over the Cardinals since a 7-2 Ball State win in 1989 in Bobby Bayliss' second year as Notre Dame head coach.

Doubles
No. 1:  Vijay Freeman/Dan Rothschild (ND) def. Kevin Donovan/Patrick Vizzone (BSU) 9-7
No. 2:  Ryan Sachire/Matt Horsley (ND) def. Bryan Smith/Rafael Domenech (BSU) 8-1
No. 3:  Brian Patterson/Matt Daly (ND) def. J.D. Hall/Juan Fernandez (BSU) 8-5
Singles
No.1:  Sachire (ND) def. Donovan (BSU) 6-4, 6-0
No. 2:  Patterson (ND) def. Vizzone (BSU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 3:  Rothschild (ND) def. Fernandez (BSU) 6-2, 6-4
No. 4:  Horsley (ND) def. Ryan Baxter (BSU) 6-3, 6-0
No. 5:  Eric Enloe (ND) def. Hall (BSU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
No. 6:  Joe Gabey (BSU) def. Andy Warford (ND) 6-3, 6-7, 7-5

Event Calendar

Delta

January 29
L, 6-1
Northwestern
Evanston, Illinois (Combe Tennis Center)
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February 5
L, 5-2
Illinois
Champaign, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
RECAP
February 7
12:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 7
5:30 PM
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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