October 16, 1998

DALLAS, Texas — Notre Dame junior All-American men’s tennis player Ryan Sachire has advanced to the third round of the ITA All-American Championships in Dallas, Texas.

Sachire, ranked eighth in the preseason ITA rankings, downed Northwestern’s 64th-ranked Doug Bohaboy 7-5, 6-3 on Friday to set up a third-round match with 46th-ranked Ivan Rodrigo from Miami (Fla.) on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Rodrigo beat Illinois’ 37th-ranked Oliver Freelove 6-0, 7-5 in the second round. Sachire is 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.