April 16, 1998

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The 14th-ranked University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team improved its record to 15-6 on the season with a 5-2 win over Michigan on Thursday. Notre Dame is 9-2 in Midwest regional play.

Notre Dame sophomore Ryan Sachire was a winner at No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 6-2 win over David Paradzik. Sachire is ranked No. 20 in the country in singles and had a 16-4 record in dual match play.

Sachire was also a winner at No. 3 doubles with Matt Horsley as the duo posted a 9-7 victory over Paradzik and Will Farah.

Notre Dame 5, Michigan 2

SinglesRyan Sachire (N) def. David Paradzik, 6-2, 6-2; Jason Pietrowski (N) def. Matt Wright, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4; Brian Patterson (N) def. Arvid Swan, 7-6 (4), 6-3; Danny Rothschild (N) def. Will Farah, 6-4, 6-4; Brook Blaine (M) def. Matt Horsley, 6-4, 6-4; Eric Enloe (N) def. John long, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.
Doubles (Most doubles wins is worth one match point)Blaine and Swan (M) def. Pietrowski and Patterson, 9-7; Wright and Jake Rayton (M) def. Rothschild and Freeman, 9-8 (5); Sachire and Horsley (N) def. Paradzik and Farah, 9-7.