February 26, 1999

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team, ranked No. 24 in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, posted a 6-1 win over No. 43-ranked Boise State Friday afternoon. Notre Dame improves to 6-4 on the season while Boise State fall to 3-6.

Boise State won the double point in the match to take 1-0 advantage, but the Irish came back to win all six singles matches for the victory. Ryan Sachire improved his record in singles to 25-5 on the season and 11-1 in dual match play with a 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 singles over Wesley Moodie.

Notre Dame returns to action when it travels to Ohio State tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.

Notre Dame 6, Boise State 1


Ryan Sachire (N) def. Wesley Moodie,            6-4, 6-3Brian Patterson (N) def. Leif MeinekeMatt Daly (N) def. Ryan Thompson,          7-5, 3-6, 6-3Andrew Lafliln (N) def. Cory Dalos,    5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-4Casey Smith (N) def. Andrew Roumich,            7-5, 6-3Andy Warford (N) def. Ronald Rugimban,     3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Doubles (most doubles wins is worth one match point)

Meineke and Moodie (B) def. Sachire and Patterson,                8-4Matt Horsley and Trent Miller (N) def. Dalos and ThompsonRoumich and Rugimban (B) def. Javier Taborga and Aaron Talarico,  8-6