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Tennessee Defeats Clemson 4-3

Tennessee Defeats Clemson 4-3

Feb. 25, 2012

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Tennessee won the doubles point and defeated Clemson 4-3 at the Blue Gray Classic in Montgomery, AL Saturday morning.

Tennessee is ranked 21st nationally, while Clemson is 66th. Clemson is now 3-4 on the season.

Clemson went up 1-0 in the match with Ayrton Wibowo defeated Jarryd Chaplin at number-four singles 6-1, 6-4.

The Volunteers won the next two matches to claim 2-1 lead in the match as Edward Jones defeated Zachary Rigsby 6-3, 6-1 at number-five singles. In the number-six singles match, Taylor Patrick defeated the Tigers’ Wes Moran 6-2, 6-0.

In the number-one singles match, Yannick Maden, ranked 75th nationally, defeated Mikelis Libietis, ranked 81st in the latest poll, 7-6, 6-3 to knot the score 2-2.

Hunter Reese of Tennessee defeated Dominique Maden 6-4 6-3 at number three singles. Ayrton Wibowo of Clemson defeated Jarryd Chaplin 6-1, 6-4 to tie the match score, 3-3 after singles play.

In doubles, Tennessee won a pair of tiebreaker matches to get the doubles point to win the match.

At number two doubles, Chaplin and Fickey defated Gerardo Meza and Cedric Willems 9-8. At number-three doubles, the Volunteers’ Jones and Bryan Swartz defeated Dominique Maden and Moran 9-8.

Clemson will play Alabama on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Tennessee 4, Clemson 3

Singles

1. #75 Yannick Maden (Clemson) def. #81 Mikelis Libietis (UT), 7-6, 6-3

2. Gerardo Meza (Clemson) def. Brandon Fickey (UT), 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

3. Hunter Reese (UT) def. Dominique Maden (Clemson), 6-4, 6-3

4. Ayrton Wibowo (Clemson) def. Jarryd Chaplin (UT), 6-1, 6-4

5. Edward Jones (UT) def. Zachary Rigsby (Clemson), 6-3, 6-1

6. Taylor Patrick (UT) def. Wes Moran (Clemson), 6-2, 6-0

Doubles

1. #41 Mikelis Libietis/Hunter Reese (UT) vs. Y. Maden/Rigsby (Clemson), 8-8 DNF

2. Jarryd Chaplin/Brandon Fickey (UT) def. Meza/Willems (Clemson), 9-8 (6)

3. Edward Jones/Bryan Swartz (UT) def. D. Maden/Moran, 9-8 (6)

Order of Finish: Singles (4,5,6,1,3,2): Doubles (2,3)

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