October 17, 1998

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

Sachire, ranked eighth in the preseason ITA rankings, downed 46th-ranked Ivan Rodrigo from Miami (Fla.) 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to set up a quarterfinal match with the winner of top-seeded and third-ranked Daniel Andersson of Virignia Commonwealth versus Stanford’s unseeded and 30th-ranked Alex Kim.

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.