May 17, 1998

Sunday, May 17

Championship Match
Minnesota 4, Duke 3


Tom Chicoine (M) def. Doug Root, 6-3, 6-4; Alberto Brause (D) def. Adam Selkirk, 6-0, 6-3; Dmitry Muzyka (D) def. Martin Michalowski, 6-3, 6-4; Ramsey Smith (D) def. Jon Svensson, 6-3, 6-3; Jorge Duenas (M) def. Jordan Wile, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0; Tyson Parry (M) def. Marko Cerenko, 6-7 95), 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles (most doubles wins is worth one match point)

Chicoine and Michalowski (M) def. Root and Smith, 8-6; Muzyka and Wile (D) def. Duenas and Parry, 8-5; Martin Kristoffersen and Selkirk (M) def. Andres Pedroso and Ted Rueger, 8-6.

Championship Quotes
University of Notre Dame
Courtney Tennis Center
May 15-17, 1998

Minnesota Head Coach David Geatz

“From where we started the year, winning the regional is quite an accomplishment, especially after how bad we’ve been. We stunk the majority of the year. We knew we had enough talent but they were young and inconsistent so we thought we might not even make the regional. We were just happy to be here.”

On making the NCAA national tournament
“We are really excited to be going back to the national tournament. We were happy just to make the regional so we’ll be just as happy to be there. We don’t care who play or when we play. We’re happy, we’re fortunate, we’re lucky.”

Minnesota Sixth Singles Player Tyson Parry

“I just wanted to win the match for the team and the coaches. In the first set, we both played really well and then by the second set we knew that our match was going to decide it.”

On the difference in the match
“He was nervous at the end. We were both nervous out there but I don’t think that I let it bother me.”

Duke Head Coach Jay Lapidus

“They played a great match. Losing the doubles point was really tough. I thought we fought really hard. It seems like destiny was on their side the whole weekend.”

“They came out like they had nothing to lose. It’s hard to believe they came in with the record they did. They are really peaking right now.”