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#11 Duke Defeats Clemson 7-0

#11 Duke Defeats Clemson 7-0

April 10, 2011

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CLEMSON, SC – Duke defeated Clemson 7-0 in an Atlantic Coast Conference men’s tennis match at Clemson, SC Sunday afternoon.

Duke is 16-7 overall and 7-1 in league play. The Blue Devils are ranked 11th nationally. Clemson falls to 15-9 overall and 2-7 in league play. The Tigers are ranked 58th nationally according to the latest ITA poll.

“I give all the credit to Duke,” said Clemson Head Coach Chuck McCuen. “They are a very good team and they deserve their national rank and their position in the ACC standings. Duke gave us an opportunity to improve and continue to learn about what we need to work on and get better. When you play someone as good as Duke, your flaws stick out more and we are going to work on those areas of our game and continue to improve. This is a very tough conference and the matches make us better physically, mentally, and emotionally.”

Today’s match marked the last home match for three Clemson seniors: Kevin Galloway, Robert Pietrucha, and Derek DiFazio.

Clemson will play at number-one ranked Virginia on Friday and at 38th-ranked Virginia Tech on Sunday. These are the last two matches of the season before the ACC Tournament that will be held in Cary, NC on April 21-24.

#11 Duke 7, #58 Clemson 0Singles 1. #6 Henrique Cunha (D) d. Derek DiFazio (CU) 6-3, 6-2 2. #8 Reid Carleton (D) d. Yannick Maden (CU) 6-4, 6-2 3. #123 Chris Mengel (D) d. Kevin Galloway (CU) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 4. Fred Saba (D) d. Gerardo Meza (CU) 6-3, 6-4 5. Torsten Wietoska (D) d. Zachary Rigsby (CU) 7-5, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7) 6. Luke Marchese (D) d. Cal Hilsman (CU) 6-4, 6-2 (Order of Finish: 4, 1 6, 2, 5, 3)

Doubles 1. #6 Reid Carleton/Henrique Cunha (D) d. Rigsby/Y. Maden (CU) 8-2 2. David Holland/Chris Mengel (D) d. DiFazio/Pietrucha (CU) 8-1 3. Cale Hammond/Torsten Wietoska (D) d. Juan Bolona/Moritz Dettinger (CU) 8-5 (Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3)