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ACC 50th Anniversary Men’s Tennis Team Announced

ACC 50th Anniversary Men’s Tennis Team Announced

Sept. 4, 2002

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Men’s Tennis Team was announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. The 51-member team was voted on by the nine league institutions as decided by the league’s 50th Anniversary Committee.

Clemson led all league schools with 15 members on the Golden Anniversary team while Duke and North Carolina tied for second with 11 honorees each. NC State had four players selected followed by Georgia Tech with three. Maryland, Virginia, and Wake Forest each had two players selected followed by South Carolina with one.

Clemson selections to the team are:

Jay Berger, Clemson (1985-1986) 1986 singles All-American … Third on the Clemson career list for best winning percentage in singles play with a .805 mark … career record of 91-22 in two years of play in singles …1985 ACC Champion in #4 singles and #2 doubles … 1988 Member of the US Davis Cup Team.

Owen Casey, Clemson (1989-1990) Finished Clemson career with a 41-28 mark in singles and a 41-15 doubles record … All-ACC in 1989 and 90 … 1990 ACC Champion at No. 1 doubles, ranked 70th in singles and 32nd in doubles in final ITA polls of 1990 … In 1989 posted the eighth highest single season doubles winning pct. in Clemson history (.788).

Jean Desdunes, Clemson (1980-1983) 157-66 career record in singles and a 153-57 mark in doubles … Team MVP in 1982 … Ranked in the top 50 in the nation in singles in 1981, 82, 83 … ranked 18th in the nation in doubles in 1983 … 1980 ACC Champion, No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles … 1981 and 83 ACC Champion at No. 3 singles … 1982 ACC Champion at No. 1 doubles … 1983 ITA Senior National Player of the Year … All-American in singles in 1982 and 83 … Third in Clemson history in career singles wins with 157 … First in Clemson history in career doubles wins with 153.

Mark Dickson, Clemson (1979-1982) 1982 ITCA Senior Player-of-the-Year … 1980 All-American singles … 1981 All-American in singles and doubles … 1982 All-American singles … Sixth on the Clemson career list for most wins in singles play with 128 victories … Tenth on the Clemson career list for best winning pct. in singles play (.753) … Second on the school’s record list for best set winning pct. with a .815 mark as he won 88 of 108 sets played in 1980 … 1980 ACC Champion at No. 2 singles.

Lawson Duncan, Clemson (1984) 1984 Finalist at NCAA Singles Tournament … 1984 All-American, ITCA Rookie-of-the-Year … Second on the Clemson career list for best winning pct. in singles play with a .833 mark … Duncan had a 70-14 record in 1984 … 1984 ACC Champion No. 1 Singles … Set a Clemson record for most sets won in a season with a 143 … Won 70 matches in 1984, also a Clemson single-season record.

Mike Gandolfo, Clemson (1977-1980) 89-48 career record in singles and 113-52 in doubles … 1979 and 80 ACC Tournament MVP … only player in Clemson history to win MVP honors twice … Team MVP in 1979, All-American in 1980 … 1979 and 80 ACC Champion at No. 1 singles … 1979 ACC Champion at No. 1 doubles …. Ranked 22nd in singles in final ITA poll in 1980 … Fourth in Clemson history in career doubles victories with 113.

Kent Kinnear, Clemson (1985-1988) 1987 All-American in doubles … 1988 ACC Tournament MVP … 1985 ACC Champion at No. 3 doubles … 1988 ACC Champion at No. 2 Singles … 1988 ACC Champion at No. 2 Doubles … Seventh on the Clemson career list for most singles wins with 127 … Eighth on the Tigers career list for most doubles wins with 111.

Richard Matuszewski, Clemson (1983-1986) Won the Van Nostrand Memorial Award … Four-time All-American …. All-American in singles and doubles in 1985 and 86 … Second on the Clemson career list for most singles victories with 166 … Fourth on the Clemson career list for most doubles victories with 125 … 1983 ACC Champion at No. 6 singles … 1984 ACC Champion at No. 5 singles 1985 ACC Champion, No. 1 doubles.

Pender Murphy, Clemson (1978-1981) Four-Time All-American … All-American in singles and doubles in 1980 and 81 … 1980 ACC Champion at No. 3 singles … Ninth on the Clemson career list for most singles wins with 120 … Sixth on the Tigers career list for most doubles wins with 119.

Miguel Nido, Clemson (1982-1985) Career singles record of 152-75 and a 109-74 mark in doubles … Ranked 19th in the nation in singles and 16th in doubles in 1985 … 1984 ACC Champion at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles … 1985 ACC Champion at No. 2 doubles, All-ACC 1984 and 85 … Fourth all-time in Clemson history in career singles wins with 152 … Tenth all time in school history in career doubles wins with 109.

Rick Rudeen, Clemson (1981-1984) Ranked in the top 50 in the nation in singles at the end of the 1982, 83, and 84 seasons … Ranked in the top 20 in the nation in doubles in 1983 and 84 … 1981 ACC Champion at No. 5 singles … 1982 ACC Champion at No. 3 singles … 1984 ACC Champion at No. 3 doubles …. All-ACC in 1984 … First in Clemson history in career singles wins with 172, sets won with 375 and in career 3-set matches and tie breakers won … Fifth in Clemson history in career doubles wins with 153.

Mitch Sprengelmeyer, Clemson (1994-1997) All-American in singles in 1997 … All-American in doubles in 1996 and 97 … ACC Champion at No. 4 Singles … 1997 ACC Player-of-the-Year … 1995 and 96 ACC Champion at No. 1 doubles … Tenth on the Clemson career list for most singles wins with 115 … Eighth on the school’s career list for most doubles wins with 112 … Finished the 1997 season with a 36-7 record in singles for a .837 pct …. The .837 pct. ranks fourth on the school’s single-season list for best winning pct … Won the ITA Senior Player-of-the-Year Award and the Van Nostrand Memorial Award … He is the first player ever to win both of these awards.

John Sullivan, Clemson (1986-1989) All-American in singles in 1989 … All-American in doubles 1987 and 88 … ACC Champion at No. 3 singles … 1989 ACC Tournament MVP …. 1989 ACC Champion at No. 1 singles … Tenth on the Clemson career list for singles wins with 114.

Vince VanGelderen, Clemson (1986-1989) 107 career singles wins and 100 career doubles wins … Ranked in the top 75 in singles in 1987 and 89 … Ranked seventh in the nation in doubles in 1987 … Ranked 19th in doubles in 1988 … Ranked 21st in the country in doubles in 1989 … 1988 ITA Region II Indoor Doubles Champion … Doubles All-American 1987, 89 … 1988 ACC Champion at No. 2 doubles … 1987 ACC Champion at No. 2 doubles … All ACC in 1987, 88 and 89.

Brandon Walters, Clemson (1984-1988) 149-62 career record in singles and a 147-58 mark in doubles … Ranked in the top 10 in the nation in doubles in 1985 and 86 … 1985 ITA Indoor Doubles National Tournament Champion … 1986 ITA Indoor Doubles National Tournament Finalist … ITA Region II Indoor Doubles Champion in 1984, 85, and 87 … Doubles All-American 1985, 86 … 1985 ACC Champion in No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles … All-ACC 1984, 85 …. Second in Clemson history in career doubles victories with 147.

ACC 50th Anniversary Men’s Tennis Team

Gilles Ameline Wake Forest 1989-1990 Saint-Lo, France Andy Andrews NC State 1978-1981 Raleigh, N.C. Charlie Arlosorov Duke 1982-1984 Tel Aviv, Israel Peter Ayers Duke 1993-1996 Charlotte, N.C. Jay Berger Clemson 1985-1986 Plantation, Fla. Roberto Bracone NC State 1996-1999 St. Petersburg, Fla. Billy Brock North Carolina 1973-1976 Norfolk, Va. David Caldwell North Carolina 1993-1996 Richmond, Va. Owen Casey Clemson 1989-1990 Dublin, Ireland Marko Cerenko Duke 1998-2001 Atlanta, Ga. Jeff Chambers North Carolina 1984-1987 St. Petersburg, Fla. Rob Chess Duke 1993-1996 East Brunswick, N.J. Jean Desdunes Clemson 1980-1983 Miami, Fla. Mark Dickson Clemson 1979-1982 Tampa, Fla. Lawson Duncan Clemson 1984 Cullowhee, N.C. Marc Flur Duke 1980-1983 Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Mike Gandolfo Clemson 1977-1980 Lakeland, Fla. Geoff Grant Duke 1989-1992 Sudbury, Mass. Mark Greenan Wake Forest 1984-1988 Cambridge, Canada Bobby Heald South Carolina 1966-1968 Lynchburg, Va. Jeff Hersh Duke 1985-1988 Rockville, Md. Don Johnson North Carolina 1987-1990 Pittsburgh, Pa. Bryan Jones North Carolina 1989-1992 Kings Mountain, N.C. Kent Kinnear Clemson 1985-1988 Greenwood, Ind. John Lucas Maryland 1973-1976 Durham, N.C. Richard Matuszewski Clemson 1983-1986 Hopewell Junction, N.Y. Matt McDonald NC State 1977-1980 Charlotte, N.C. Richie McKee North Carolina 1971-1974 Charlotte, N.C. Freddie McNair North Carolina 1970-1973 Chevy Chase, Md. Huntley Montgomery Virginia 1997-2000 Chapel Hill, N.C. Pender Murphy Clemson 1978-1981 Charlotte, N.C. Miguel Nido Clemson 1982-1985 Isla Verde, Puerto Rico D.H. Parrish North Carolina 1963-1965 Richmond, Va. Andres Pedroso Duke 1998-2001 Coral Gables, Fla. Tripp Phillips North Carolina 1996-2000 Charlotte, N.C. Chris Pressley Duke 1992-1995 Miami, Fla. Doug Root Duke 1997-2000 Mendham, N.J. Rick Rudeen Clemson 1981-1984 Tampa, Fla. John Sadri NC State 1975-1978 Charlotte, N.C. Bryan Shelton Georgia Tech 1985-1988 Huntsville, Ala. Jens Skjoedt Georgia Tech 1987-1990 Sonderborg, Denmark Ramsey Smith Duke 1998-2001 Hilton Head, S.C. George Sokol North Carolina 1962-1964 Bryn Mawr, Pa. Mitch Sprengelmeyer Clemson 1994-1997 Florence, S.C. John Sullivan Clemson 1986-1989 Rockville Center, N.Y. Kenny Thorne Georgia Tech 1985-1988 Richmond, Va. Roland Thornqvist North Carolina 1991-1993 Farsta, Sweden Brian Vahaly Virginia 1997-2000 Atlanta, Ga. Vince VanGelderen Clemson 1986-1989 Monwickendam, Holland Brandon Walters Clemson 1984-1988 Neptune Beach, Fla. John Zahurak Maryland 1986-1988 Fallston, Md.

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