February 4, 1999

DALLAS – Notre Dame junior men’s tennis player and sophomore women’s tennis player Michelle Dasso dropped first round matches at the Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, the third leg of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association collegiate grand slam. Sachire lost 7-5, 6-3 to Virginia Techs Adam Marchetti, while Kristina Kraszewski of Washington beat Dasso 6-3, 6-3.

Sachire, ranked third in the nation, was seeded third in the 32-player draw, while Marchetti was unseeded and ranked 23rd. The loss is just the fourth of the year for Sachire, who is now 16-4 in his junior season.

Dasso and Kraszewski were both unseeded and ranked right next to each other, with Kraszewski at 22nd and Dasso 23rd. Dasso is now 10-5 in singles this year.

Sachire returns to the court on Tues., Feb. 9, when the 24th-ranked Irish travel to 26th-ranked Kentucky. Dasso returns home to lead the 16th-ranked Irish against 59th-ranked Ohio State on Fri., Feb. 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.