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Clemson defeats Cal-Irvine 4-3

Clemson defeats Cal-Irvine 4-3

Feb. 11, 2008

IRVINE, CA–Gera Boryachinskiy defeated Trevor Dobson 7-6, 7-6 at number three singles and clinched the match as Clemson defeated Cal-Irvive 4-3 in a men’s intercollegiate tennis match at Irvine, CA Sunday.

Clemson improves to 7-4 overall and the Anteaters fall to 1-3 this season.

The Tigers won two of the three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead. Gera Boryachinskiy and Kevin Galloway clinched the doubles point for Clemson as they defeated Ajay Ahluwalia and Gautam Vaidyanathan 9-8 in the number three match.

In singles, Clemson won both the No. 6 and No. 5 matches to take a 3-0 lead. The Anteaters’ Victor Lamm cut the lead to 3-1 as he defeated Kevin Fleck 6-4, 6-2 in No. 2 singles. Cal-Irvine’s Alex Sundling defeated Rok Bizjak 6-0, 7-5 in the No. 1 match to cut the lead to 3-2.

Boryachinskiy defeated Dobson in a pair of tie-breakers to clinch the overall win for Clemson with a 7-6, 7-6 win in No. 3 singles. Cal-Irvine’s Khunpol Issara concluded the match with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 win over Ike Belk in the No. 4 match to make the final score 4-3.

Clemson will play Southern and LSU on Thursday, February 21 at Baton Rogue, LA in the Tigers’ next action.

Clemson 4, UC Irvine 3 1. Alex Sundling (UCI) def. Rok Bizjak (CLEM) 6-0, 7-5 2. Victor Lamm (UCI) def. Kevin Fleck (CLEM) 6-4, 6-2 3. Gera Boryachinskiy (CLEM) def. Trevor Dobson (UCI) 7-6, 7-6 4. Khunpol Issara (UCI) def. Ike Belk (CLEM) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 5. Carlos Alvarez (CLEM) def. Stephen Stege (UCI) 6-1, 6-0 6. Derek DiFazio (CLEM) def. Ryan Mayer (UCI) 6-1, 6-1 Singles Order of Finish: 6, 5, 2, 1, 3, 4

1. Lamm/Issara (UCI) def. Bizjak/DiFazio (CLEM) 9-7 2. Belk/Fleck (CLEM) def. Sundling/Dobson (UCI) 8-3 3. Boryachinskiy/Kevin Galloway (CLEM) def. Ajay Ahluwalia/Gautam Vaidyanathan (UCI) 9-8 Doubles Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

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