Feb. 18, 2012
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson Men’s Tennis Team defeated Wisconsin 6-1 on Saturday, at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. The Tigers rallied to win all six singles matches in the match.
Wisconsin started the day winning the doubles point. Billy Bertha and Fredrik Ask won the number-one doubles match for Wisconsin beating Yannick Maden and Zachary Rigsby 8-4. Wisconsin’s Petr Satral and Alexander Kostanov sealed the first-team point with a win over Clemson’s Gerardo Meza and Cedric Willems 8-6 at number-two doubles. Dominique Maden and Wes Moran won the only doubles match for the Tigers, as the duo defeating Rod Carey and Alex Robles 8-6 at number-three doubles.
Clemson dominated the singles matches recording six victories over the Badgers. Dominique Maden started things off tying the score for the Tigers with a win over Satral 6-4,6-2 in the number-three singles slot. Clemson’s #75th-ranked Yannick Maden defeated Ask 6-3, 6-3 in the top spot and Moran defeated Quinton Vega 6-3,6-4 in the number-six singles match to give the Tigers’ a 3-1 advantage.
Meza recorded the match-winning point for the Tigers with his victory in the number-two singles match with a win over Kostanov 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
Clemson finished the day strong with Willems winning the number-five match over Carey 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-3 and Rigsby winning over Bertha 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 at number-four singles to give the Tigers the 6-1 victory.
Clemson’s record improves to 3-3 as it moves forward in the season, Wisconsin falls to 2-2 this year. The Tigers’ next match will be during the Blue and Gray Weekend in Montgomery, AL, on February 25th-26th.
“It was a good win today over Wisconsin,” said Clemson Head Coach Chuck McCuen. “I’m very proud of our guys today. Wisconsin is a good team. I thought we competed hard. Our mental toughness and our physical toughness came together today. We will continue to work hard and prepare for this weekend,” said McCuen.
Clemson 6, Wisconsin 1
Doubles 1. Billy Bertha/Fredrik Ask (W) d. #57 Yannick Maden/Zachary Rigsby (CU) 8-4 2. Petr Satral/Alexander Kostanov (W) d. Gerardo Meza/Cedric Willems (CU) 8-6 3. Dominique Maden/Wes Moran (CU) d./ Rod Carey/Alex Robles (W) 8-6
Singles 1. #75 Yannick Maden (CU) d. Fredrik Ask (W) 6-3, 6-3 2. Gerardo Meza (CU) Alexander Kostanov (W) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 3. Dominique Maden (CU) d.Petr Satral (W) 6-4, 6-2 4. Zachary Rigsby (CU) d. Billy Bertha (W) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 5. Cedric Willems (CU) d. d. Rod Carey (W) 7-6 (4) 4-6, 6-3 6. Wes Moran (CU) d. Quinton Vega (W) 6-3, 6-4
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