Mar. 14, 1997

Irish Get Past Virginia Commonwealth

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team posted a 4-3 win over No. 10-nationally ranked Virginia Commonwealth in the second round of the Blue-Gray National Classic on Friday afternoon. Notre Dame will play its next match in the event later tonight vs. Illinois.

The win improves the Irish record to 12-3 on the season and the team is ranked No. 20 in the country and has won four matches in a row.

Notre Dame 4, Virginia Commonwealth 3

Olivier Tauma (V) def. Ryan Sachire, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6
Daniel Anderson (V) def. Jakub Pietrowski, 7-5, 7-5
Richard Wernerthelm (V) def. Ryan Simme, 6-1, 6-1
Brian Patterson (N) def. Manuel Kropfreiter, 6-1, 6-1
Daniel Rothschild (N) def. Olle Lundberg, 6-4, 6-1
Eric Enloe (N) def. Paschal Salasca, 6-2, 6-3.

Tauma and Anderson (V) def. Pietrowski and Patterson, 8-4
Sachire and Trent Miller (N) def. Salasca and Laurent Guillem
Rothschild and Simme (N) def. Wernerthelm and Lundberg, 8-4.