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Clemson Splits Men’s Tennis Double Header

Clemson Splits Men’s Tennis Double Header

Feb. 9, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA–Clemson defeated Loyola Marymount 6-1 and lost to sixth-ranked Southern Cal 6-1 in men’s intercollegiate tennis action at Los Angeles, CA Friday.

Including today’s matches, Clemson is now 6-4 overall. Loyola Marymount is now 1-1 on the season and Southern Cal is now 6-0 this year.

In the match against the Lions, Clemson dominated in doubles action, taking all three matches from LMU. In singles, Rok Bizjak defeated the Lions’ Jacek Twarowski 6-3, 7-5 at the number one position.

In the Southern Cal match, the Trojans won the doubles point and won five of the six singles matches. Carlos Alvarez scored the only victory for the Tigers at number five singles as he defeated Jason McNaughton 6-3, 6-4.

Clemson will play Cal-Irvine in Irvine, CA Sunday in the Tigers’ next action.

Clemson 6, Loyola Marymount 1Doubles #1 Rok Bizjak/Deref DiFazio defeated Sam Tadevosian/Renzo Maggi, 8-3 #2 Gera Boryachinskiy/Kevin Galloway defeated Johan Berhof/Jacek Twarowski, 9-7 #3 Kevin Fleck/Ike BelkIvan defeated Lopez/Nick Von Der Ahe, 8-4

Singles #1 Bizjak defeated Jacek Twarowski (6-3, 7-5) #2 Fleck defeated Sam Tadevosian (3-6, 6-1, 6-2) #3 Ivan Lopez defeated Belk (6-4, 6-2) #4 Boryachinskiy defeated Renzo Maggi (6-3, 6-1) #5 Alvarez defeated Johan Berhof (6-2, 6-3) #6 DiFazio defeated Stefan Nikolic (6-3, 6-2)

#6 USC 6, Clemson 1Doubles (1) #2 Farah/Van’t Hof (USC) def. Bizjak/Difazio (CLEM) – 8-2 (2) Piotrowski/Poldma (USC) def. Belk/Fleck (CLEM) – 8-4 (3) Levis/Sacks (USC) def. Boryachi/Galloway (CLEM) – 8-3 USC wins doubles point. Order of finish:1, 3, 2

SINGLES (1) #9 Robert Farah (USC) vs. #61 Rok Bizjak (CLEM) – 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 (2) Kaes Van’t Hof (USC) def. Kevin Fleck (CLEM) – 6-3, 7-6 (4) (3) #43 Gary Sacks (USC) def. Ike Belk (CLEM) – 6-3, 6-0 (4) Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Gera Boryachinskiy – 6-1, 6-3 (5) Carlos Alvarez (CLEM) def. Jason McNaughton (USC) – 6-3, 6-4 (6) Daniel Gliner (USC) def. Derek DiFazio (CLEM) – 7-6, 6-1 Order of finish: 3, 5, 4, 6*, 2, 1

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