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Minnesota Men’s Tennis Team Downs Clemson, 7-0

Minnesota Men’s Tennis Team Downs Clemson, 7-0

Feb. 9, 2002

Bloomington, MN — The 18th-ranked Minnesota men’s tennis team defeated No. 57 Clemson 7-0 Friday night at the 98th Street Racquet Club in Bloomington, Minn. The Golden Gophers won the doubles point as Reven Stephens and Manuel Lievano defeated Damiisa Robinson and Goran Sterijowski 8-6 in the No. 2 doubles match of the night. Minnesota’s Aleksey Zharinov and Avery Ticer defeated Micah Thompson and Sander Koning in the No. 3 doubles match 8-2. Marko Gojanovic and freshman Nathan Thompson picked up the lone win for the Tigers with an 8-4 victory over Thomas Haug and Chris Wettengel in the No. 1 position.

Minnesota swept all six of the singles matches. Aleksey Zharinov took the No. 1 match defeating Marko Gojanovic in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. Avery Ticer and Haug were also able to earn a wins in straight sets with Haug taking the second set in a tie breaker.

#18 Minnesota 7, #57 Clemson 0

Singles No 1. – Aleksey Zharinov (UM) def. Marko Gojanovic (CU) 6-3, 6-4 No 2. – Thomas Haug (UM) def. Jamin Thompson (CU) 6-2, 7-6 (3) No 3. – Manuel Lievano (UM) def. Micah Thompson (CU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-0 No 4. – Avery Ticer (UM) def. Nathan Thompson (CU) 6-4, 6-4 No 5. – Chris Wettengel (UM) def. Sander Koning (CU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 No 6. – Reven Stephens (UM) def. Goran Sterijowski (CU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Doubles No 1. – Gojanovic/N. Thompson (CU) def Haug/Wettengel (UM) 8-4 No 2. – Stephens/Lievano (CU) def Robinson/Sterijowski (UM) 8-6 No 3. – Zharinov/Ticer (CU) def Skinner/Walton (UM) 8-2

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