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South Carolina defeats Clemson 6-1 in Men’s Tennis

April 6, 2005

COLUMBIA, SC–South Carolina defeated Clemson 6-1 in a men’s intercollegiate tennis match at Columbia, SC Wednesday afternoon.

With the win, South Carolina improves to 17-6 overall, while Clemson falls to 21-8 this season. The Gamecocks are ranked 22nd and Clemson 24th in the latest ITA national poll.

Clemson’s Ryan Young won his match at number four singles with a win over Dmitry Babenko 6-1, 7-5.

The Tigers will play at Maryland in the Tigers’ next match on Saturday, April 9.

Singles

1. Tom Eklund (SC) d. Nathan Thompson (CU) 6-4, 6-4

2. Pedro Rodriques (SC) d. Sander Koning (CU) 6-2, 6-4

3. Jaime Cuellar (SC) d. Clement Reix (CU) 5-7, 6-4 7-6

4. Ryan Young (CU) d. Dmitry Babenko (SC) 6-1, 7-5

5. Geraldo Knorr (SC) d. Brett Twente (CU) 6-4, 6-2

6. Ben Atkinson (SC) d. Clint Boling (CU) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles

1. Rodrigues-Knorr (SC) d. Thompson-Young (CU) 8-5

2. Koning-Reix (CU) Eklund-Cuellar (SC) 8-5

3. Atkinson-Babenko (SC) d. Ryan Cook-Twente (CU) 8-4

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