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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

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March 18
L, 6-1
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
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March 18
W, 6-1
DePaul
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
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March 24
W, 4-3
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
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March 31
3:30 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 2
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 2
5:00 PM
IUPUI
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 7
5:30 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Speicher Tennis Center)

ACC Network Extra
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)

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April 23
12:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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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
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