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No. 33 Men’s Tennis Falls To No. 3 Stanford, 5-2

March 24, 2000

STANFORD, Calif. – The third ranked Stanford men’s tennis team (11-0) remained undefeated with a 5-2 victory over No. 33 Clemson today at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

The Cardinal began the match with a sweep in doubles, led by the nation’s top-ranked duo of Alex Kim (Potomac, MD) and Geoff Abrams (Newport Beach, CA). Kim and Abrams defeated 11th-ranked Josh Goffi and Darren Knight of Clemson 8-4 to improve their record to 23-2 overall.

The Cardinal scored victories in four of the six singles matches, highlighted by Kim and Abrams. Kim, who is ranked second by the ITA, defeated 47th-ranked Goffi at No. 1 singles, while the 15th-ranked Abrams was pushed to three sets by Brad Emendorfer before pulling out a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory.

Stanford will face 48th-ranked California on Saturday at noon at the Taube Family Tennis Center.

Doubles No. 1 #1 Geoff Abrams/Alex Kim (S) def. #11 Josh Goffi/Darren Knight (C) – 8-4 No. 2 Ali Ansari/Scotty Scott (S) def. Sandon Barth/Marko Gojanovic (C) – 8-3 No. 3 David Martin/Carter Morris (S) def. Luis Garcia/Eric Cohn (C) – 8-4

Singles No. 1 #2 Alex Kim (S) def. #47 Josh Goffi (C) – 6-3, 7-5 No. 2 #15 Geoff Abram (S) def. Brad Emendorfer (C) – 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 No. 3 Luis Garcia (C) def. #77 Scotty Scott (S) – 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 No. 4 #100 (tie) David Martin (S) def. Marko Gojanovic (C) – 6-2, 6-3 No. 5 Micah Thompson (C) def. Ali Ansari (S) – 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 No. 6 Ryan Haviland (S) def. Lee Porter (C) – 3-6, 6-0, 6-2

Final Score: #3 Stanford 5, #33 Clemson 2

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