Men's Tennis

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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

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May 25
All Day
NCAA Singles Championship
Tulsa, Okla. (Case Tennis Center)
RECAP
May 26
All Day
NCAA Singles & Doubles Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Case Tennis Center)
RECAP
May 27
All Day
NCAA Doubles Championship
Tulsa, Okla. (Case Tennis Center)
RECAP
May 28
All Day
NCAA Doubles Championship
Tulsa, Okla. (Case Tennis Center)
RECAP
May 29
All Day
NCAA Doubles Championship Semifinal
Tulsa, Okla. (Case Tennis Center)
May 30
All Day
NCAA Doubles Championship Final
Tulsa, Okla. (Case Tennis Center)

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