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Tiger Tennis Players Participated in 2011 ITA Men’s All-American Championships

Tiger Tennis Players Participated in 2011 ITA Men’s All-American Championships

Oct. 3, 2011

TULSA, OK – Hunter Harrington advanced to the third round of the 2011 ITA Men’s All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In third round action on Sunday, Jeremy Efferding of Texas A&M defeated Harrington 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-0. Harrington was the last Clemson player left in the tournament.

After a first round bye, the freshman from Spartanburg, SC defeated Milo Hauk of St. John’s 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(9) in the second round.

Clemson’s other entries won in the first round but suffered defeats in the second round on Saturday. Zachary Rigsby defeated Pedro Zanotelli of Texas San Antonio, 6-0, 6-3. In the second round, Rifat Biktyakov of Oklahoma State defeated Rigsby 6-0, 6-3. In the second round, Alen Salibasic of Drake defeated Dominique Maden 7-5, 6-3.

“The guys were excited about starting the fall competition season and they competed pretty well,” said Clemson Head Coach Chuck McCuen. “Dom showed a great deal of maturity being down two breaks of serve each set and fought back to win the match in the first round. Zachary played well this morning and lost a tough one in the afternoon. After a bye in the first round, Hunter battled back to beat a hot player in Milo Hauk from St. Johns 4-6, 7-6, 7-6.”

In other action involving Clemson tennis over the weekend, Gerardo Meza participated in the Georgia Tech Invitational. In the first round, Meza defeated Taylor Patrick of Tennessee 6-3, 6-4. In the round of 16, Albert Wagner of Louisville defeated Meza 7-6, 1-6, 6-4. Meza was the only Clemson entry.

2011 ITA Men’s All-American Championships Michael D. Case Tennis Center – Tulsa, OklahomaSurface: Hard-Outdoor

Clemson Results:Pre-Qualifying Singles, First RoundDominique Maden (Clemson) def. Jared Spiker (Hawaii) 7-6(6), 7-5Zachary Rigsby (Clemson) def. Pedro Zanotelli (Texas San Antonio) 6-0, 6-3

Second Round Alen Salibasic (Drake) def. Dominique Maden (Clemson) 7-5, 6-3 Rifat Biktyakov (Oklahoma State) def. Zachary Rigsby 6-0, 6-3Hunter Harrington (Clemson) def. Milo Hauk (St. John’s) 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(9)

Third Round Jeremy Efferding (Texas A&M) def. Hunter Harrington (Clemson) 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-0

2011 Georgia Tech Fall Invitational“A” Draw Rd. of 32 – (8) Gerardo Meza (Clemson) d. Taylor Patrick (Tennessee) 6-3, 6-4 Rd. of 16 – Albert Wagner (Louisville) d. (8) Gerardo Meza (Clemson) 7-6(2); 1-6; 6-4

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