April 5, 1997

No. 11 Notre Dame Keeps Rolling

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team kept its good play going, posting a 5-2 win over Purdue on Saturday. Notre Dame improved to 15-4 on the season and is ranked No. 11 in the country. Purdue falls to 10-4 on the season.

Notre Dame freshman Ryan Sachire, ranked No. 47 in the country, was a winner at No. 1 singles over Jamie Gordon by a 7-5, 6-4 score. The Irish also picked up wins in singles from Jakub Pietrowski at No. 2, Brian Patterson at No. 4 and Marco Magnano at No. 6.

The Irish won the doubles point by sweeping all three doubles matches.

Notre Dame 5, Purdue 2
Ryan Sachire (N) def. Jamie Gordon, 7-5, 6-4
Jakub Pietrowski (N) def. Cris James, 6-4, 6-4
Derek Myers (P) def. Ryan Simme, 7-6, 6-1
Brian Patterson (N) def. Greg Wessenberg, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Jerad Harbaugh (P) def. Dan Rothschild, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Marco Magnano (N) def. Steve Brizendine, 6-4, 6-4.

Doubles (most doubles wins is worth one match point)
Pietrowski and Patterson (N) def. James and Myers, 8-3
Sachire and Trent Miller (N) def. Gordon and Harbaugh, 8-3
Simme and Rothschild (N) def. Bryan Harris and Jason Smith, 8-3.