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Women's Tennis Advances to BIG EAST Semifinals

The Irish take down West Virginia, 4-0.

April 25, 1998

MIAMI, Fla. - The University of Notre Dame men's and women's tennis teams both advanced to the finals of the BIG EAST Championship with identical 4-0 wins over West Virginia. Both teams will play against Miami in the finals tomorrow as the women's team pursues its third-straight BIG EAST title and the men look for their second in three years.

Both the men's and women's teams went out to 1-0 leads on Saturday by winning the doubles point.

In the men's match against the Mountaineers, Ryan Sachire won at No. 1 singles for the Irish with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Mike Dektas. Matt Horsley and Eric Enloe also won in singles before the match was suspended.

The women's team won their match with singles wins from Tiffany Gates, Kelly Zalinksi and Kelley Olson.

Men's Semifinals
Notre Dame 4, West Virginia 0

Singles Ryan Sachire (N) def. Mike Dektas, 6-1, 6-2; Brian Patterson (N) vs. Ryan Shaffer, susp.; Dan Rothschild (N) vs. Ben Jacobs, susp.; Matt Horlsey (N) def. Jimmie Kent, 6-2, 6-0; Eric Enloe (N) def. Nate Crichton, 6-1, 6-0; Andy Warford (N) vs. Walter Samora, susp.

Doubles (most doubles points is worth one match point) Pietrowski and Patterson (N) def. Jacobs and Samora, 8-4; Rothschild and Vijay Freeman (N) vs. Dektas and Shaffer, susp.; Horsley and Sachire (N) def. Kent and Tatishvilli, 8-3.

Women's Semifinals Notre Dame 4, West Virginia 0

Singles Jennifer Hall (N) vs. Christina Walker, susp.; Michelle Dasso (N) vs. Jodi Firestone, susp.; Marisa Velasco (N) vs. Meghan Cornwall, susp.; Tiffany Gates (N) def. Ellie Earles, 6-0, 6-0; Kelly Zalinski (N) def. Andrea Pintaric, 6-2, 6-0; Kelley Olson (N) def. Amy Workman, 6-1, 6-4.

Doubles (most doubles points is worth one match point) Gates and Hall (N) vs. Walker and Firestone, susp.; Dasso and Velasco (N) def. Cornwall and Pintaric, 8-4; Olson and Zalinski (N) def. Earles and Natasha Randmass, 8-2.


 

Event Calendar

Delta

January 22
10:00 AM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 22
3:00 PM
Wright State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 29
10:00 AM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Alpha Tennis & Fitness Club)
February 3
3:00 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
11:00 AM
Illinois
Champaign, Ill. (Varsity Tennis Center)
February 18
10:00 AM
Indiana
Bloomington, Ind. (IU Tennis Center)
February 19
12:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
February 22
5:00 PM
Purdue
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 25
10:00 AM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 25
3:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 3
4:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 5
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 13
3:00 PM
Norfolk State
Norfolk, Va. (NSU Tennis Complex)
March 15
3:00 PM
William & Mary
Williamsburg, Va. (McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center)
March 17
TBA
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex)
March 19
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 24
4:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 26
12:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 31
TBA
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
April 7
4:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 9
11:00 AM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 13
4:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Speicher Tennis Center)
April 15
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Ken Byers Tennis Complex)
April 23
12:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)
April 26
All Day
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 27
All Day
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 28
All Day
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 29
All Day
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 30
All Day
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)

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