Men's Tennis

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April 11, 1998

Notre Dame Loses to Texas

AUSTIN, Texas -- Notre Dame's 14th-ranked men's tennis team lost a tight 4-3 match at seventh-ranked Texas on Saturday, in Austin, Texas. The Longhorns won the doubles point and then won the last three singles matches to clinch the win. The Irish fall to 14-5 with the loss while Texas improves to 19-2. The loss marked the fourth straight year the Irish have dropped a 4-3 match to Texas and the second straight year Texas entered the match as the seventh-ranked team in the country.

Texas won at Nos. 1 and 3 doubles to win the doubles point and won in straight sets at Nos. 4, 5 and 6 singles for the 4-3 win. Sophomore Ryan Sachire, senior Jakub Pietrowski and junior Brian Patterson won at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 for Notre Dame's three points.

Notre Dame will face its second consecutive top-10 opponent when the Irish travel to sixth-ranked and regional-rival Illinois for a 2:00 p.m. match on Monday, April 13. Notre Dame is 10-0 against Illinois under 11th-year head coach Bobby Bayliss.

Doubles
No. 1:  Paul Martin/Nick Crowell (UT) def. Brian Patterson/Jakub Pietrowski (ND) 8-5
No. 2:  Vijay Freeman/Dan Rothschild (ND) def. Michael Blue/B.J. Stearns (UT) 9-7
No. 3:  Jack Brasington/Gwandel Gueit (UT) def. Matt Horsley/Ryan Sachire (ND) 8-5
Singles
No. 1:  Sachire (ND) def. Martin (UT) 6-7, 6-4, 6-2
No. 2:  Pietrowski (ND) def. Crowell (UT) 7-6, 6-3
No. 3:  Patterson (ND) def. Brasington (UT) 6-4, 6-3
No. 4:  Stearns (UT) def. Rothschild (ND) 6-4, 6-1
No. 5:  Gueit (UT) def. Horsley  (ND) 6-4, 6-2
No. 6: Blue (UT)  def. Eric Enloe (ND) 7-5, 6-4

Event Calendar

Delta

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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