May 10, 1997
Notre Dame Upset by Minnesota
CHAMPAIGN, Ind. — The top-seeded Notre Dame men’s tennis team was upset by the fifth-seeded Minnesota, 4-2, at the NCAA Region IV Championships, Saturday afternoon.
The Irish dug themselves into a hole early by dropping the doubles point, as the No. 3 squad of Ryan Simme and Danny Rothschild were the only Notre Dame winners in the three doubles contests.
The singles matches proved to be even more tightly. No. 1 singles player Ryan Sachire and No. 3 Simme recorded the Irish singles points. But it was the Golden Gophers’ day however, as Minnesota clinched the match with two three set victories.
Minnesota 4, Notre Dame 2
No. 1 Ryan Sachire (ND) def. Lars Hjarrand (M), 6-3, 7-5
No. 2 Tom Chicoine (M) def. Jakub Pietrowski (ND), 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (2)
No. 3 Ryan Simme (ND) def. Ben Gabler (M), 6-1, 7-6 (8)
No. 4 Adam Selkirk (M) def. Brian Patterson (ND), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
No. 5 Martin Michalowski (M) def. Danny Rothschild (ND), 6-4, 6-4
No. 6 Match Suspended
No.1 Hjarrand/Gabler (M) def. Patterson/Pietrowski (ND), 9-7
No.2 Chicoine/Martin Kristofferson (M) def. Sachire/Trent Miller (ND), 8-6
No.3 Simme/Rothschild (ND) def. Michalowski/Robin Rutili (8-5).