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Men’s Tennis Drops Home Match to Clemson

March 28, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland men’s tennis team played its first home match since March 7 this afternoon at the Cole Field House Tennis Courts and lost to ACC rival No. 30 Clemson by a score of 7-0.

Clemson won the doubles point to open the match, but had to fight through two hard matches for the point. Maryland’s top doubles team of senior T.J. Klier (Orchard Park, N.Y./Nichols School) and Jon Murchison (Orchard Park, N.Y./Orchard Park) tested Clemson’s top team of Pablo Bellagamba and Josh Goffi, but could not pick up the victory and lost 8-4. The Terps also gave Clemson a run in the No. 3 doubles spot with a duo of sophomores, Dan Kenshalo (Gaithersburg, Md./Thomas S. Wooton) and Luan Nguyen (Tumun, Guam/St. John’s School). Kenshalo and Nguyen stayed with Clemson’s Ryan Bauer and Luis Garcia through most of the match, but could not overcome their strong opponents and lost by a score of 8-5. After picking up the doubles point, Clemson went on to win all six singles matches for the victory.

Maryland falls to 3-8 overall and 0-7 in the ACC, while Clemson improves to 14-5 overall and 3-0 in the ACC. The Terps will compete in their last home match of the season on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Cole Field House Tennis Courts against Mt. St. Mary’s.

Maryland 0, #30 Clemson 7

SINGLES

1. Ryan Bauer (CU) d. T.J. Klier (UMD),               6-1, 6-22. Pablo Bellagamba (CU) d. Larry Chou (UMD),         6-2, 6-03. Josh Goffi (CU) d. Jon Murchison (UMD),            6-1, 2-0 (ret.)4. Tom Boniecki (CU) d. Luan Nguyen (UMD),            6-2, 6-35. Luis Garcia (CU) d. Dan Kenshalo (UMD),            6-3, 6-26. Brad Emendorfer (CU) d. James Legat (UMD),         6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES (Played before singles with team winning majority of matches earning one team point)

1. Bellagamba/Goffi (CU) d. Klier/Murchison (UMD),         8-42. Boniecki/Marko Gojanovic (CU) d. Chou/Legat (UMD),      8-23. Bauer/Garcia (CU) d. Nguyen/Kenshalo (UMD),             8-5

RECORDS: Maryland (3-8, 0-7 ACC); Clemson (14-5, 3-0 ACC)

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