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Tigers Drop ACC Men’s Tennis Quarterfinal To Wake Forest, 4-1

April 20, 2002

RALEIGH, N.C. – The No. 3 seeded Wake Forest Demon Deacons defeated the No. 6 Clemson Tigers 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Championship held at the Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center in Raleigh, N.C.

The Deacons won the doubles point with victories from Loewenthal and Brendon at No. 1 and Bere and Kaufmann at No. 3. In singles action, Wake Forest rounded out the victory with wins from No. 3 Derrick Spice, No. 5 Mike Murray and No. 6 Justin Kaufmann.

For the Tigers, the lone victory came in No. 1 singles as Jamin Thompson downed David Loewenthal 7-6, 6-0.

The Deacs improve to 17-4 while Clemson drops to 11-18. Wake Forest will face North Carolina in tomorrow’s semifinal match at 1:00 p.m.

Wake Forest 4, Clemson 1 No. 1 – Jamin Thompson (CU) d. David Loewenthal 7-6, 6-0 No. 2 – David Bere (WF) vs. Goran Sterijovski (CU) DNF No. 3 – Derrick Spice (WF) d. Marko Gojanovic 6-2, 7-6(3) No. 4 – Trent Brendon (WF) vs. Micah Thompson (CU) DNF No. 5 – Mike Murray (WF) d. Damiisa Robinson 6-3,6-0 No. 6 – Justin Kaufmann (WF) d. Sander Koning 7-6 (2), 6-3

Doubles No. 1 – Loewenthal/Brendon (WF) d. Koning/Gojanvic 8-1 No. 2 – Murray/Spice (WF) vs. Sterijovski Robinson DNF No. 3 – Bere/Kaufmann (WF) d. M. Thompson/Skinner 8-3

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