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Clemson Drops Pair of Men’s Tennis Matches

March 17, 2001

Montgomery, AL-Clemson dropped a pair of men’s tennis matches at the Blue-Gray Classic in Montgomery, AL. The Tigers fell to Minnesota 4-1 late Friday, then dropped a 4-0 decision to William & Mary on Saturday.

The Tigers are competing this weekend in the 18-team event through Sunday. Clemson lost in the first round to Virginia Commonwealth last Thursday, 4-0. Clemson fell to 3-10 for the season with the loss on Saturday.

Clemson’s only singles match victory came at the number-four singles against Minnesota. Lee Taylor Walker downed Alex Zharinov 7-5, 7-6. Clemson had beaten Minnesota on Feb. 11th in a match at Miami, FL, 4-3.

Clemson continues to play without number-one player Josh Goffi, who is out with an injury. He is ranked 61st in the nation in the latest ITA rankings.

Singles #1 Harsh Mankad (M) d. Mark Gojanovic (C), 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 #2 Brad Emendorfer (C) vs. Jorge Duenas (M), DNF #3 Jon Svensson (M) d. Michal Thompson (C), 6-4, 6-3 #4 Lee Taylor Walker (C) d. Alex Zharinov (M) 7-5, 7-6 #5 Eric Robertson (M) d. Kevin Gottfried (C), 6-1, 6-1 #6 Damiisa Robinson (C) vs. Chris Wettengel (M) DNF

Doubles #1 Knight-Cohn vs. Mankad-Duenas DNF #2 Robertson-Svensson (M) d. Gojanovic-Gottfried (C) 8-5 #3 Sloss-Zharinov (M) d. Walker-Thompson (C), 8-1

William & Mary 4, Clemson 0

Singles #1 Trevor Spracklin (WM) d. Marko Gojanovic (C), 6-3, 7-5 #2 Brad Emendorfer (C) vs. Pat Brown (WM) DNF #3 Darren Knight (C) vs. Chris Erickson (WM) DNF #4 Brian Lubin (WM) d. Lee Taylor Walker (C) 6-0, 6-2 #5 Geoff Russell (WM) d. Damissa Robinson (C) 6-3, 6-1 #6 Eric Cohn (C) vs. Matt Davis (WM) DNF

Doubles #1 Spracklin-Brown (WM) d. Knight-Cohn (C) 8-5 #2 Gojanovic-Robinson (C) vs. Lubin-Russell (WM) DNF #3 Davis Brooks (WM) d. Walker-Thompson (C) 8-4

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