March 23, 2002
BERKELEY, CA – The Santa Clara University men’s tennis team won five out six singles matches to defeat Clemson 5-2 in a non-conference match hosted by the University of California’s Hellman Tennis Center this afternoon.
The Tigers grabbed the first point of the match by taking No. 1 and 2 doubles, including Goran Sterijovski and Sander Koning’s 8-6 victory at the top of the lineup over the Bronco’s Erich Chen and Michael Bruggemann. At No. 2 doubles, Clemson’s duo of Marko Gojanovic and Nathan Thompson won in convincing fashion over Chris Lam and Rick Russo by a score of 8-2.
In singles action, Sterijovski won in straight sets over Santa Clara’s Michael Duong in the No. 1 position, but the Broncos rebounded and won the remaining five singles matches to clinch the victory.
Rain delayed the match three hours.
Clemson will next take on North Carolina in a key ACC match next Friday in Chapel Hill. The Tigers will enter that match with a 1-1 record in the conference.
Santa Clara 5, Clemson 2
Singles 1. Goran Sterijovski (CLEM) def. Michael Duong (SCU) 6-2, 6-2 2. Chris Lam (SCU) def. Marko Gojanovic (CLEM) 6-3, 6-3 3. Victor Camargo (SCU) def. Nathan Thompson (CLEM) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 4. Erich Chen (SCU) def. Sander Koning’s (CLEM) 6-3, 7-6 5. Francisco Zepponi (SCU) def. Tyler Manring (CLEM) 6-2, 6-4 6. Taylor Bedilion (SCU) def. Jimmy Poole (CLEM) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles 1. Sterijovski/Koning (CLEM) def. Chen/Mike Bruggemann (SCU) 8-6 2. Gojanovic/Thompson (CLEM) def. Lam/Rick Ruso (SCU) 8-2 3. Camargo/ Federico Mattioli (SCU) def. Manring/Poole (CLEMS) 8-0
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