March 6, 2010
CLEMSON, SC – Clemson remained undefeated after posting a 5-2 win over Central Florida in a men’s intercollegiate tennis match at Clemson, SC Saturday.
The Tigers are now 12-0 on the year while Central Florida falls to 5-3 this season. Clemson is ranked 45th nationally, while Central Florida is ranked 75th.
The 12-0 start is tied for the second best beginning of a tennis season in school history. The 1962 team also had a 12-0 record when starting that season. The 1969 team holds the school’s record for the best start as that squad finished the season with a 16-0 record and won the ACC Championship for the first time in school history.
Kevin Galloway now has a 15-6 record overall and a 10-1 mark in dual match play after he defeated Claudio Romano 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 at number four singles.
Galloway leads the Tigers in singles wins and dual match wins.
Clemson will play host to William and Mary on Thursday, March 11, at 3:00 p.m. in the Tigers’ next action.
The 2010 season marks the 100th year of tennis at Tigertown. Clemson first sponsored men’s tennis in 1910.
“It was a hard fought and exciting match today,” said Clemson Head Coach Chuck McCuen. “UCF is a very good and well-coached team that will be moving up in the rankings. As a team today I felt we played a complete and focused match in singles after being dominated in doubles play. I am proud of our team and how they fought and competed.”
Doubles 1. Marc Rocafort/Blaze Schwartz (CF) d. Rok Bizjak/Mortiz Dettinger (CU) 8-2 2. Johan Beigart/Joe Delinks (CF) d. Carlos Alvarez/Juan Bolona (CU) 8-2 3. Claudio Romano/Brock Sakey (CF) d. Gera Boryachinskiy/Robert Pietrucha (CU) 8-1
Singles 1. Derek DiFazio (CU) d. Marc Rocafort (CF) 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 2. Carlos Alvarez (CU) d. Nino Hasandedic (CF) 6-0, 6-4 3. Brock Sakey (CF) d. Rok Bizjak (CU) 4-6, 1-0 ret. Inj. 4. Kevin Galloway (CU) d. Claudio Ramano (CF) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 5. Wes Moran (CU) d. Blaze Schwart (CF) 6-3, 6-0 6. Zachary Rigsby (CU) d. Johan Beigart (CF) 6-0, 6-7, 6-2
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