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Sachire Advances At T. Rowe Price National Clay Court Championships

Sept. 24, 1999

BALTIMORE, Md. — Notre Dame senior All-American men’s tennis player and tournament top-seed Ryan Sachire advanced to the quarterfinals of the the T. Rowe Price National Clay Court Intercollegiate Championships, the first leg of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association collegiate grand slam, held at the Suburban Club of Baltimore County. Sachire beat Fresno State’s 32nd-ranked Oliver Le Jeune 7-6 (7-5), 6-2. He will face Mississippi State’s seventh-seed and 14th-ranked Marco Baron in Saturday’s quarterfinals at 8:30 a.m.. The winner of this match will face the winner of the Leif Meineke of Boise State and Frank Moser of VCU match at 12:00 p.m.

Irish junior All-American and second-seed Michelle Dasso advanced to the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year with a walkover when William & Mary’s Delphine Troch was forced to withdraw with an injury. Mississippi’s 21st-ranked Ivona Mihailova then eliminated Dasso in the quarterfinals 6-1, 6-1.