Mar. 7, 1997

No. 20 Notre Dame Defeats Iowa

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’stennis team, ranked No. 20 in the country, improved its record to10-3 on the season with a 7-0 win over Iowa on Friday afternoon. TheHawkeyes fall to 6-3.

The Irish were led by freshman Ryan Sachire, who was a 6-1, 6-2winner at No. 1 singles over Tom Derouin of Iowa. Sachire is rankedNo. 50 in the country in singles, and has a 6-2 record in No. 1singles action this season and has an overall mark of 28-6.

Winners in both doubles and singles for the Irish on Fridayincluded: Sachire, senior Ryan Simme, juniors Jakub Pietrowski andEric Enloe and sophomore Brian Patterson.

Notre Dame 7, Iowa 0

Ryan Sachire (N) def. Tom Derouin, 6-1, 6-2; Jakub Pietrowski (N) def.Damir Seferovic, 6-2, 6-4; Ryan Simme (N) def. Ulf Jentler, 6-2, 6-4;Brian Patterson (N) def. Ryan Johnstone, 6-2, 6-4; Dan Rothschild (N)def. Justin Pohn, 6-1, 6-3; Eric Enloe (N) def. J.R. Chidley, 6-0,6-3.

Doubles (most double wins is worth one match point)
Pietrowski and Patterson (N) def. Derouin and Jentler, 8-4; Sachireand Trent Miller (N) def. Seferovic and Ben Bamsey, 8-7; Simme andRothschild (N) def. Johnstone and Dave McDevitt, 8-4.