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Maryland defeats Clemson 4-3

Maryland defeats Clemson 4-3

April 5, 2008

CLEMSON, SC — Nickolai Nielsen defeated Kevin Galloway at number five singles 6-2, 6-2 in clinching the match and leading Maryland to a 4-3 win over Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference men’s tennis match at Clemson, SC Saturday afternoon.

With the win, Maryland improves to 10-7 overall, and 2-6 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 13-15 overall and 1-7 in league play.

Clemson won the doubles point after winning the number two and three positions. Rok Bizjak and Ike Belk clinched the doubles point for the Tigers with an 8-6 win over Andrew Orban and David Kwon at number two doubles.

Maryland tied the score 1-1 when Kwon defeated Kevin Fleck 6-3, 6-1. Orban of Maryland defeated Gera Boryachinskiy 6-3, 6-2 to give the Terps a 2-1 advantage. The score again was tied at 2-2 when Belk of Clemson defeated Boris Fetbroyt 6-4, 6-4.

Michael Coleman gave Maryland a 3-2 lead when he defeated Tino Elgner 6-3, 6-2 at number six singles.

Carlos Alvarez tied the match for Clemson as he defeated Amit Inbar at number one singles 5-7, 7-6, 6-3.

Nielsen clinched the match for the Terrapins with his win over Galloway.

Clemson will play host to Charleston Southern later this evening and will play host to Boston College at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. The Tigers will also play Coker at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Maryland 4, Clemson 3

Doubles

1. Inbar/Fetbroyt (MD) d. Alvarez/Fleck (CU) 9-7 2. Rok Bizjak/Belk (CU) d. Orban/Kwon (MD) 8-6 3. Boryachinskiy/Galloway (CU) d. Coleman/Nielsen (MD) 8-4 Order of finish: 3, 2, 1

Singles 1. Carlos Alvarez (CU) d. Amit Inbar (MD) 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 2. Andrew Orban (MD) d. Gera Boryachinskiy (CU) 6-3, 6-2 3. David Kwon (MD) d. Kevin Fleck (CU) 6-3, 6-1 4. Ike Belk (CU) d. Boris Fetbroyt (MD) 6-4, 6-4 5. Nickolai Nielsen (MD) d. Kevin Galloway (CU) 6-2, 6-2 6. Michael Coleman (MD) d. Tino Elgner (CU) 6-3, 6-2 Order of finish: 3, 2, 4, 6, 1, 5

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