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    Feb. 1, 1998

    No. 21 Northwestern Defeats No. 23 Notre Dame, 5-2

    'Cats Post Third-Consecutive Dual Match Victory

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern men's tennis team, ranked No. 21 nationally, defeated No. 23 Notre Dame, 5-2, today at the Johnson Tennis Center. The 'Cats swept four of six singles matches and two doubles matches en route to the victory.

    At No. 1 singles, senior Alex Witt, ranked No. 15 nationally, soundly defeated No. 16 Ryan Sachire 6-4, 6-4. The 1998 Big Ten Singles champion Marc Silva downed Jakub Pietrowski, 7-6, 6-3, at No. 2 singles. NU junior Doug Bohaboy (No. 3) and senior Ry Tarpley (No. 5) won their respective singles matches.

    Northwestern's No. 1 doubles team of Witt and sophomore Martin Bengtsson, ranked No. 31 nationally, upset fifth-ranked Pietrowski and Brian Patterson, 9-8 (6).

    The 'Cats travel to No. 15 Illinois on Feb. 8 at 1 p.m.

    SINGLES RESULTS
    #15 Alex Witt (NU) def. #16 Ryan Sachire (ND)       6-4, 6-4
    #48 Marc Silva (NU) def. Jakub Pietrowski (ND)      7-6, 6-3
    Doug Bohaboy (NU) def. Brian Patterson (ND)         6-2, 1-6, 6-3
    Dan Rotschild (ND) def. Martin Bengtsson (NU)       6-2, 6-3
    Ry Tarpley (NU) def. Eric Enloe (ND)                7-6 (4), 6-3
    Andy Warford (ND) def. Brad Erickson (ND)           6-1, 6-4
    DOUBLES RESULTS
    #31 Witt/Bengtsson (NU) def. #5 Pietrowski/Patterson (ND)   9-8 (6)
    Silva/Bohaboy (NU) def. Rotschild/Daly (ND)                 7-5
    Sachire/Horsley (ND) def. Tarpley/Nguyen (NU)               8-0