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Clemson defeats Virginia Tech 4-3

April 11, 2005

BLACKSBURG, VA–Freshman Clint Boling defeated Matthieu Leboucher at number-six singles 6-3, 6-4 in clinching the match and giving 24th-ranked Clemson a 4-3 win over Virginia Tech in an Atlantic Coast Conference men’s tennis match at Blacksburg, VA Monday afternoon.

Clemson improves to 23-8 overall, 5-3 in the ACC. Virginia Tech falls to 13-7 overall and 4-4 in league play. The Tigers are ranked 24th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll.

The Tigers will play at Virginia on Friday, April 15th in Clemson’s next action.

No. 24 Clemson 4, No. 45 Virginia Tech 3

Singles

1. Stephane Rod (VT) def. Nathan Thompson (CU) 6-2, 7-6 (3)

2. Sander Koning (CU) def. Arvid Puranen (VT) 6-4, 6-1

3. Albert Larregola (VT) def. Clement Reix (CU) 6-3, 6-2

4. Ryan Young (CU) def. Alexei Sergeev (VT) 7-5, 6-1

5. Angel Diankov (VT) d. Brett Twente (CU) def. 1-6, 6-0, 7-6 (1)

6. Clint Boling (CU) def. Matthieu Leboucher (VT) 6-3, 6-4

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6*, 5

*Clinching point

Doubles

1. Thompson/Young (CU) def. Rod/Sergeev (VT) 8-4

2. Koning/Reix (CU) def. Diankov/Wilkins (VT) 9-8 (4)

3. Larregola/Puranen (VT) def. Ian Keeler/Twente (CU) 8-5

Order of finish: 1,3,2

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