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Clemson Defeats N.C. State 6-1 in Men’s Tennis

April 18, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson won five of the six singles matches and swept the doubles matches as the 24th-ranked Tigers defeated N.C. State 6-1 in an Atlantic Coast Conference men’s tennis match Saturday.

With the win, the Tigers improve to 19-10 overall, 6-2 in the ACC. N.C. State falls to 12-10 overall, 3-5 in league play.

Clemson’s Josh Goffi won his 29th match of the year as he defeated Keith Salmon 6-3, 6-1 at number-three singles. Goffi is 29-16 overall in singles matches this season.

At number one singles, Roberto Bracone of N.C. State defeated Ryan Bauer 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Bracone now has a 18-4 record this season in singles play.

Both Clemson and N.C. State will participate in the men’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tennis Tournament on April 23-25 in Atlanta, GA.

CLEMSON 6, N.C. STATE 1

Singles

1. Roberto Bracone (NCS) d. Ryan Bauer (C)     4-6, 6-4, 6-3 2. Pablo Bellagamba (C) d. Eric Jackson (NCS)       6-4, 6-4 3. Josh Goffi (C) d. Keith Salmon (NCS)             6-3, 6-1 4. Tomasz Boniecki (C) Jeff Smith (NCS)             6-1, 6-4 5. Luis Garcia (C) Shaun Thomas (NCS)          4-6, 7-5, 6-3 6. Brad Emendorfer (C) Devang Desai (NCS)           6-3, 6-1 

Doubles (counts one team point)

1. Bellagamba-Goffi (C) d. Jackson-Desai (NCS)           8-6 2. Bauer-Garcia (C) d. Bracone-Thomas (NCS)              9-8 3. Boniecki-Emendorfer (C) d. Deval Desai-Salmon (NCS)   8-2 

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