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Clemson Defeats 39th-ranked Boise State in Men’s Tennis

Feb. 11, 2001

Boise, Idaho–The 33rd-ranked Clemson men’s tennis team defeated 39th-ranked Boise State 4-3 late Saturday afternoon in the opening day of the Boise State Invitational. With the win, Clemson improved its record to 1-2 on the season.

After Clemson took two out of three doubles matches to earn the doubles point, the two teams split the six singles matches. In number-one doubles, Clemson’s duo of Josh Goffi and Marko Gojanovic defeated Boise State’s Marcus Berntson and Mark Roberts by a score of 8-5. Darren Knight and Eric Cohn picked up the other doubles win for the Tigers while compteting in the number-two position.

In singles, Clemson picked up wins in the number-three, four, and six positions. Marko Gojanovic, Lee Taylor Walker, and Damiisa Robinson were all victories in singles for the Tigers.

Clemson will face 13th-ranked Southern Methodist and 38th-ranked Minnesota on Sunday afteroon in the final two matches of the Invitational.

Match 1Clemson 4, Boise State 3

Singles: 1. Marcus Berntson (BS) d. Josh Goffi (CU) 6-4, 7-5 2. Guillaume Bouvier (BS) d. Micah Thompson (CU) 7-6, 6-1 3. Marko Gojanovic (CU) d. Mark Roberts (BS) 6-4, 6-4 4. Lee Taylor Walker (CU) d. Jonny Biorkman (BS) 6-3, 6-2 5. Rio Kuharski (BS) d. Darren Knight (CU) 7-6, 6-2 6. Damiisa Robinson (CU) d. Mahmoud Rezk (BS) 6-7, 6-1, 6-4

Doubles: 1. Goffi/Gojanovic(CU) d. Berntson/Roberts (BS) 8-5 2. Knight/Eric Cohn (CU) d. Bouvier/Kuharski (BS) 8-6 3. Biorkman/Rezk (BS) d. Walker/Jamin Thompson (CU) 9-7