March 11, 2009
CLEMSON, SC–The Clemson men’s tennis team defeated the College of Charleston 7-0 in a men’s intercollegiate tennis match at Clemson, SC Wednesday afternoon.
With the win, Clemson improves to 7-6 overall. The Cougars fall to 2-6 this spring.
Clemson clinched the doubles point when Gera Boryachinskiy and Robert Pietrucha defeated Omer Abramovich and Steven Myers of the College of Charleston 9-8 at the number two position.
Clemson’s Ike Belk defeated Joe Nicolazzi at number six singles 6-2, 6-4 to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Kevin Fleck gave the Tigers a 3-0 advantage when he defeated Tom Delme at number four singles 6-3, 6-1.
The Tigers clinched the match when Kevin Galloway defeated Mickael Trintignac 6-3, 6-2 at number five singles.
Clemson won the top three singles positions. Carlos Alvarez of Clemson defeated Omer Abramovich 6-1, 6-3 at number one singles. Rok Bizjak defeated the Cougars’ Michael Boyer 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 at number three singles to give the Tigers a 6-0 lead. Boryachinskiy won over Lukas Koncilia of the College of Charleston 7-6, 6-2 at the number two singles position.
This was the 33rd meeting between the two schools on the tennis courts. Clemson now leads the series 23-10. The series first started in the 1930 season.
The Tigers will play Stetson on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center in Clemson’s next action. Clemson first played Stetson in 1939. Clemson won the first two meetings in the series in 1939 and 1940 and lost to Stetson during the 1948 season. The Tigers and Stetson renewed the series 60 years later and played each other last season with Clemson winning 5-2 in a match played at Mobile, AL.
Clemson 7, College of Charleston 0
Doubles 1. Tom Delme/Lukas Koncilia (C of C) d. Carlos Alvarez/Rok Bizjak (CU) 8-5 2. Gera Boryachinskiy/Robert Pietrucha (CU) d. Omer Abramovich/Steven Myers (C of C) 9-8 3. Kevin Fleck/Ike Belk (CU) d. Mickael Boyer/Mickael Trintignac (C of C) 8-5 Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
Singles 1. Gera Boryachinskiy (CU) d. Lukas Koncilia (C of C) 7-6, 6-2 3. Ike Belk (CU) d. Joe Nicolazzi (C of C) 6-2, 6-4 Order of Finish: 6, 4, 5, 1, 3, 2
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