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Clemson defeat Virginia Tech 4-3

Clemson defeat Virginia Tech 4-3

March 21, 2008

CLEMSON, SC–Derek DiFazio defeated Brandon Corace at number-five singles 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and clinched the match in giving Clemson a 4-3 win over Virginia Tech in a men’s Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis match at Clemson, SC Friday afternoon.

With the win, Clemson is now 12-11 overall and 1-3 in the ACC. Virginia Tech drops to 9-4 overall, and 2-2 in league play.

Clemson won the doubles point and had a 1-0 lead over the Hokies. The Tigers took a 2-0 advantage when Ike Belk defeated Sebastien Jacques at number-four singles, 6-0, 6-3.

Virginia Tech won at number-two singles as Nicolas Delgado defeated Gera Boryachinskiy 6-4, 6-2.

The Tigers won the next two singles matches. At number-six singles, Kevin Galloway defeated Virginia Tech’s Ignaci Roca 7-6, 1-6, 6-2. DiFazio won at number-five singles to give the Tigers a 4-1 advantage.

Virginia Tech won the last two singles matches on the courts. Albert Larregola defeated Clemson’s Carlos Alvarez at number one singles 3-6, 7-6, 6-4. Yoann Re won over the Tigers’ Kevin Fleck at number-three singles, 6-7, 6-3, 6-1.

Clemson will play host to number-one ranked Virginia on Sunday, March 23, at the Tigers’ Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. Match time is set for 1:00 p.m.

Clemson 4, Virginia Tech 3 Singles 1. Albert Larregola (VT) d. Carlos Alvarez (CU) 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 2. Nicolas Delgado (VT) d. Gera Boryachinskiy (CU) 6-4, 6-2 3. Yoann Re (VT) d. Kevin Fleck (CU) 6-7, 6-3, 6-1 4. Ike Belk (CU) d. Sebastien Jacques (VT) 6-0, 6-3 5. Derek DiFazio (CU) d. Brandon Corace (VT) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 6. Kevin Galloway (CU) d. Ignaci Roca (VT) 7-6, 1-6, 6-2

Doubles 1. Belk/DiFazio (CU) d. Delgado/Pedro Graber (VT) 8-2 2. Alvarez/Fleck (CU) d. Corace/Larregola (VT) 8-3 3. Jacques/Re (VT) d. Boryachinskiy/Galloway (CU) 8-3