Jan. 25, 1997

Notre Dame Men’s Tennis Ups Record to 4-0 with Two Wins

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame’s men’s tennis team improvedto 4-0 on the season with two wins Saturday at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. The Irish blanked DePaul 6-0 in the first match of the day and defeatedMiami (Ohio) 5-1 in the second match. A win over Illinois, who travelto Notre Dame for a 6:00 p.m. matchup on Thursday, Jan. 30 at the EckTennis Pavilion, would give head coach Bobby Bayliss and the Irish theirbest start since the 1992 team started 6-0 and finished second in thecountry.

Against DePaul, the Irish swept all six singles matches, losing justone set at No. 4 singles where Dan Rothschild won a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 match. Freshman Ryan Sachire won at No. 1 singles with a 6-3, 7-5 win overAlan Pintaric. Brian Patterson, Ryan Simme, Eric Enloe and VijayFreeman was Notre Dame’s other winners.

Rothschild, the last singles player to win against DePaul, wasted notime against Miami as he was the first Notre Dame player to win as hebeat Amin Nabli 6-1, 6-1 to give the Irish a 1-0 lead. Sachire, playingNo. 2 singles, won a 6-4, 6-0 match. Enloe, Freeman and Simme also wonfor the Irish. Maimi’s Champy Halim defeated Jakub Pietrowski at No. 1singles for Miami’s only win.

NOTRE DAME 6, DePAUL OSinglesNo. 1:  Ryan Sachire (ND) def. Alan Pintaric (DP) 6-3, 7-5No. 2:  Brian Patterson (ND) def. Lukas Horacek (DP) 7-6, 6-3No. 3:  Ryan Simme (ND) def. Gerald Kung (DP) 6-1, 6-2No. 4:  Dan Rothschild (ND) def. Dan Auger (DP) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3No. 5:  Eric Enloe (ND) def. Steve Castle (DP) 6-1, 6-1No. 6:  Vijay Freeman (ND) def. Kevin Koffer (DP) 6-0, 6-1NOTRE DAME 5, MIAMI (Ohio) 1SinglesNo. 1:  Champy Halim (MU) def. Jakub Pietrowski (ND) 6-4, 6-4No. 2:  Ryan Sachire (ND) def. Dave Abelson (MU) 6-4, 6-0No. 3:  Ryan Simme (ND) def. Chris Ritchie (MU) 6-2, 6-2No. 4:  Dan Rothschild (ND) def. Amin Nabli (MU) 6-1, 6-1No. 5:  Eric Enloe (ND) def. Kevin Howard (MU) 6-3, 6-4No. 6:  Vijay Freeman (ND) def. Gareth Quinn (MU) 6-4, 6-4