Clemson Defeats Gardner-Webb 7-0

Clemson Defeats Gardner-Webb 7-0

Jan. 23, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson improved its record to 5-0 on the season as the 53rd-ranked Tigers defeated Gardner-Webb 7-0 in a men’s intercollegiate tennis match at Clemson, SC Sunday afternoon. It was the season-opening match for Gardner-Webb.

At number one singles, Clemson’s Derek DiFazio defeated Julien Belair 6-2, 7-6. At number two singles, Freshman Gerardo Meza defeated Gardner-Webb’s Adam Knutsson-Sunblad 7-6, 6-4.

“I was expecting to play better today, and we did,” said Clemson Head Men’s Tennis Coach Chuck McCuen. “Our focus was great today. Having played a tough match yesterday, I was impressed with our physical and mental endurance. I thought we did a great job shutting them down.”

The Tigers will play #11 Georgia on Monday afternoon in Athens, GA at the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Courts. Match time is set for 2:30 p.m. The match will be the season opener for Georgia.

Singles 1. Derek DiFazio (CU) d. Julien Belair (GW) 6-2, 7-6 2. Gerardo Meza (CU) d. Adam Knutsson-Sunblad (GW) 7-6, 6-4 3. Cal Hilsman (CU) d. Korhan Ates (GW) 7-5, 6-4 4. Dominique Maden (CU) d. Andrew Veeder (GW) 6-0, 7-5 5. Robert Pietrucha (CU) d. Roman Piftor (GW) 6-4, 6-2 6. Juan Bolona (CU) d. Andrew Carter (GW) 6-1, 7-5

Doubles 1. Juan Bolona/Dominique Maden (CU) d. Andrew Veeder/Andrew Carter (GW) 8-4 2. Gerardo Meza/Zachary Rigsby (CU) d. Korhan Ates/Julien Belair (GW) 8-6 3. Cal Hilsman/Robert Pietrucha (CU) d. Adam Knutsson-Sunblad/Matthew Parker (GW) 8-6