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#21 Virginia Tech Defeats Clemson 7-0

#21 Virginia Tech Defeats Clemson 7-0

March 22, 2009

BLACKSBURG, VA–Virginia Tech defeated Clemson 7-0 in a men’s Atlantic Coast Conference tennis match at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center in Blacksburg, VA Sunday afternoon.

With the win, Virginia Tech improves to 11-3 on the year and 4-1 in the ACC while the Tigers fall to 8-8 overall and 0-5 in the conference.

The Hokies swept the doubles matches and went up 1-0 heading into singles play.

At number five singles, Brandon Corace of Virginia Tech defeated Kevin Galloway 6-3, 6-2. The Hokies’ Patrick Daciek defeated Ike Belk at number six singles, 6-3, 6-3 to take a 3-0 advantage in the match.

The Hokies’ Nicolas Delgado de Robles took the number two singles match, with a 7-6, 6-1 victory over Gera Borychinskiy, clinching the match for Virginia Tech.

Sevastien Jacques defeated Clemson’s Kevin Fleck at number four singles 7-6, 6-2. Luke Somen of Virginia Tech won over Rok Bizjak of Clemson at number three singles, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

In the last match on the court, #59 ranked Yoann Re of Virginia Tech defeated the Tigers’ Carlos Alvarez 5-7, 6-0, 7-5 at number one singles.

The Tigers will play South Carolina in Columbia on Wednesday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m. in the Tigers’ next action. This will be the 100th meeting in the history of the series. South Carolina leads the overall series 58-39-2. The first match played was in 1925. The two teams split that year as South Carolina won at Clemson 4-2 on April 13, and Clemson won in Columbia by the same 4-2 score on April 18.

#21 Virginia Tech 7, Clemson 0

Singles 1. #59 Yoann Re (VT) d. Kevin Galloway (CU) 6-3, 6-2 6. Patrick Daciek (VT) def. Ike Belk (CU) 6-3, 6-3 Finishing Order: 5, 6, 2*, 4, 3, 1

Doubles 1. Jacques/Re d. Alvarez/Bizjak (CU) 8-3 2. Daciek/Delgado de Robles (VT) d. Boryachinskiy/Wes Moran (CU) 8-0 3. Corace/Graber (VT) def. Belk/Fleck (CU) 7-6 Finishing Order: 2, 1*, 3 *clinching point