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No. 23-Ranked Texas Tech Defeats Clemson 5-2

No. 23-Ranked Texas Tech Defeats Clemson 5-2

March 21, 2005

FRESNO, CA – The No. 23 ranked Texas Tech men’s tennis team defeated Clemson, 5-2 in a men’s intercollegiate tennis match at Fresno, CA Monday evening.

Texas Tech is now 17-0 on the year, while Clemson falls to 20-3 this season. The loss snaps a 15-match winning streak by the Tigers.

At number one singles, the Red Raiders’ Radek Nijaki defeated Nathan Thompson, 6-4, 6-2. The Tigers’ Clement Reix was victorious over Jakob Paulsen at number three singles 6-4, 7-5. Reix is now 19-9 on the year in singles action.

Clemson won the doubles point behind Thompson and Ryan Young’s 8-5 win over Nijaki and Esat Tanik at number one doubles. The Tigers will play at Fresno State on Wednesday, March 23, in the Tigers’ next action.

Texas Tech 5, Clemson 2

Singles

1. Radek Nijaki (TTU) def. Nathan Thompson (Clemson), 6-4, 6-2

2. Bojan Szumanski (TTU) def. Sander Koning (Clemson), 6-4, 7-5

3. Clement Reix (Clemson) def. Jakob Paulsen (TTU), 6-3, 6-4

4. Esat Tanik (TTU) def. Ryan Young’s (Clemson), 7-6, 6-4

5. Michael Innerebner (TTU) def. Brett Twente (Clemson), 6-2, 5-7, 7-6

6. Adrian Prpic (TTU) def. Michael Gee (Clemson), 6-3, 6-2

Doubles (Counts as one team point)

1. Thompson/Young (Clemson) def. Nijaki/Tanik (TTU), 8-5

2. Koning/Reix (Clemson) def. Innerebner/Szumanksi (TTU), 8-5

3. Paulsen/Prpic (TTU) def. Twente/Clint Boling (Clemson), 9-8

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