Jan. 27, 2004
Los Angeles, CA – The 24th ranked Clemson Men’s Tennis team fell 7-0 to sixth ranked UCLA on Tuesday afternoon. Victories at the Nos. 1 and 2 courts gave UCLA an early 1-0 advantage following doubles play. The Bruins’ No. 1 duo of Alberto Francis/Kris Kwinta pulled off a slight upset over the higher-ranked Nathan Thompson and Jarmaine Jenkins 8-3. UCLA’s other doubles win came at the No. 2 spot where Tobias Clemens and Chris Lam defeated Brett Twente 8-2. Although the point had already been decided, Goran Sterijovski and Ryan Young picked up an 8-6 victory at the No. 3 position, becoming the only team to take a match from UCLA this year.
In singles action, Tobias Clemens earned a 6-3, 6-3 decision over Nathan Thompson at the No. 1 position. Three other Bruins also cruised to victory, as Chris Lam, Kris Kwinta and Aaron Yovan all prevailed in straight sets over Jarmine Jenkins, Brett Twente.
The last two singles matches of the afternoon were decided by 10-point tiebreakers in place of a third set. UCLA’s Philipp Gruendler came from behind to defeat freshman Goran Sterijovski at the No. 3 spot.
With the loss, Clemson falls to 3-1 on the season. The Tigers return to action on Friday when they play host to Anderson College and Liberty beginning at 5 p.m. in their home opener at the Hoke A. Sloan Tennis Center.
No. 6 UCLA 7
No. 24 Clemson 0
1. (12) Tobias Clemens (UCLA) def. (31) Nathan Thompson (Clem) 6-3, 6-3
2. (18) Chris Lam (UCLA) def. Jarmaine Jenkins (Clem) 6-2, 6-1
3. (90) Alberto Francis (UCLA) def. Goran Sterijovski (Clem) 6-3, 5-7 (11-9)
4. (79) Kris Kwinta (UCLA) def. John Boetsch (Clem) 6-3, 6-3
5. Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Clement Reix (Clem) 4-6, 6-3 (10-4)
6. Aaron Yovan (UCLA) def. Brett Twente (Clem) 6-3, 6-2
1. (36) Francis/Kwinta (UCLA) def. (17) Jenkins/Thompson (Clem) 8-3
2. (23) Clemens/Lam (UCLA) def. Boetsch/Twente (Clem) 8-2
3. Sterijovski/Ryan Young (Clem) def. Gruendler/ Yovan (UCLA) 8-6
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