Oct. 8, 2006

Tulsa, Okla. – University of Notre Dame senior Stephen Bass lost to No. 14 Todd Paul of Wake Forest, 6-1, 6-2, in the consolation final of the 2006 Polo Ralph Lauren ITA All-American Championships at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on Sunday.

Bass (Bronxville, N.Y./Iona Prep School), ranked No. 21 in the preseason ITA poll, dropped to 5-4 on the season and 78-39 for his career.

Paul also captured the consolation bracket a year ago.

This is the first of three national championship events during the 2006-07 collegiate tennis season. Two others are the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in November and the season-ending NCAA Championships in May in Athens, Ga.

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