May 22, 1997

Men’s Tennis Players Eliminated in Early Rounds

LOS ANGELES — The University of Notre Dame men’s tennis seasoncame to an end on Thursday as freshman Ryan Sachire lost in the secondround of the singles portion of the NCAA Championship and the doubles teamof senior Jakub Pietrowski and sophomore Brian Patterson lost in the firstround of the doubles tournament.

Sachire was a 6-2, 6-2 loser to Ryan Wolters of Stanford, who was theNo. 7 seed in the 64-person singles tournament.

Patterson and Pietrowski lost in the 32-team doubles tournament to TimCrichton and Tom Hamilton of Arkansas by a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 score. TheRazorback duo was the No. 3-seeded team in the tournament.