Oct. 18, 1998

DALLAS — Notre Dame junior All-American mens tennis player Ryan Sachire has advanced to the semifinals of the ITA All-American Championships in Dallas, Texas. Sachire, ranked eighth in the preseason ITA rankings, downed Stanfords unseeded and 30th-ranked Alex Kim 6-2, 6-0 on Sunday to set up a Monday semifinal match at 9:00 a.m. against the winner of Washigtons unseeded Robert Kendrick and unseeded Justin ONeill of Florida.

Sachire was one of eight seeds in the 64-player draw at the ITA All-American Championships, the second of the four ITA collegiate grand slam events, and is one of only three seeded players remaining in the draw.