Feb. 29, 2004
Mobile, AL — Following a close 4-3 loss to South Alabama, the 26th-ranked Clemson Men’s Tennis team was able to bounce back to blank Southern 7-0 on Saturday night. Clemson will begin ACC play next weekend against North Carolina.
Clemson began the match by sweeping the doubles point. Nathan Thompson and Jarmaine Jenkins defeated Alex Hidalgo and David Ensignia 8-3 at the number one position. At flight two doubles, Brett Twente and Ryan Young downed Michael Date and Christopher Williams 8-1. Clemson finished the sweep as Clement Reix defeated Alejandro Galindo and Paul DeRouselle 8-1 at number three doubles.
In singles play, all six Tigers won in straight sets. Thompson beat Ensignia 6-0, 6-2 at the number one position. Boetsch downed Hidalgo at number two singles 6-2, 6-1. Jenkins won a second set tiebreaker to defeat Galindo 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) in the number three match. Robbye Poole continued his outstanding play as he topped Date 6-3, 6-1. Poole, a freshman from Ridgeland, Mississippi, now owns a 7-0 record in dual matches this season. Young beat Williams 6-0, 6-4 at number five singles, and Twente blanked DeRouselle 6-0. 6-0 at the number six position.
Clemson improves to 14-4 on the season with the win. The Tigers will begin their ACC campaign on Saturday as they travel to face North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
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