April 18, 1998

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team closed out the regular season portion of its schedule on Sunday with a 7-1 win over Indiana. Notre Dame now has an overall record of 16-6 overall and will play in the BIG EAST Championship starting next Thursday in Miami.

Irish sophomore Ryan Sachire improved his record to 31-11 overall in singles with a victory at the No. 1 position. Sachire is 17-4 in dual match action this season. Senior Brian Patterson was victorious for the Irish at No. 3 singles and now is 18-4 in dual match action this season and 18-5 overall.

DOUBLES1. Derek Pope/Gabe Montilla (IU) def. Jakub Pietrowski/Brian Patterson (ND) 9-7 2. Dan Rothschild/Vijay Freeman (ND) def. Scott Lippitt/George McGill (IU) 9-7 3. Ryan Sachire/Matt Horsley (ND) def. Brenden Storey/Ricardo Jordan (IU) 8-3
SINGLES1. Ryan Sachire (ND) def. Derek Pope (IU) 6-0,6-2 2. Jakub Pietrowski (ND) def. Gabe Montilla (IU) 6-1,6-2 3. Brian Patterson (ND) def. Scott Lippitt (IU) 6-0,6-0 4. Dan Rothschild (ND) def. George McGill (IU) 6-2,6-2 5. Eric Enloe (ND) def. Ian Arons (IU) 6-3,6-7,6-2 6. Andy Warford (ND) def. Paul Jacobson (IU) 6-3,7-5