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#23 Miami Defeats Clemson, 7-0

Feb. 8, 2009

MIAMI, Fla. – Miami defeated Clemson 7-0 in an Atlantic Coast Conference men’s tennis match at Miami, FL Saturday.

Miami improves to 3-2 this season. The Hurricanes are ranked 23rd in this week’s ITA poll, and Clemson is ranked 63rd. Clemson falls to 3-3 on the year. It was the first ACC match of the season for both teams.

At number one singles, Christian Blocker of Miami defeated Carlos Alvarez 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Blocker teamed with David Simon at number one doubles and the duo defeated the Tigers’ Gera Boryachinskiy and Rok Bizjak 8-6.

Clemson will play host to Furman on Wednesday, February 11, at 2:00 p.m. in the Tigers’ next action. This will be the 92nd meeting between the Clemson and Furman on the tennis courts. The Tigers lead the overall series 72-18-1. Furman is one of Clemson’s oldest rivals as the two teams first met on April 17, 1923 with the Tigers winning 3-0 that day in a match played at Clemson.

“We lost to a very good and competitive Miami team,” said Clemson Head Coach Carlos Alvarez is a tremendous competitor. Gera Boryachinskiy is much improved this season. He is playing more aggressive. This was a tough loss against a very good Miami team, and now we must regroup and prepare for Furman.”

Singles 1. Christian Blocker (UM) def. Carlos Alvarez (CU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 2. David Rosenfeld (UM) def. Rok Bizjak (CU) 6-3, 6-3 3. Ignacio Taboada (UM) def. Gera Boryachinskiy (CU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 4. David Simon (UM) def. Kevin Galloway (CU) 6-1, 6-4 5. #96 Carl Sundberg (UM) def. Kevin Fleck (CU) 7-6 (6-4), 6-3 6. Keith Crowley (UM) def. Ike Belk (CU) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles 1. David Simon/Christian Blocker (UM) def. Gera Boryachinskiy/Rok Bizjak (CU) 8-6 2. David Rosenfeld/Keith Crowley (UM) def. Carlos Alvarez/Wes Moran (CU) 8-7 (9-7) 3. Ignacio Taboada/Carl Sundberg (UM) def. Ike Belk/Kevin Galloway (CU) 8-3

Match Notes Clemson 3-3, 0-1 ACC; National ranking #63 Miami 3-2, 1-0 ACC; National ranking #23

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

Match was delayed 25 minutes due to rain prior to the start of singles play

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