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Clemson Men’s Tennis Defeats Princeton 5-2

Clemson Men’s Tennis Defeats Princeton 5-2

Feb. 15, 2004

Box Score

West Point, NY– The 27th-ranked Clemson men’s tennis team completed its weekend sweep with a 5-2 victory over Princeton on Sunday morning at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center on the campus of the U.S. Military Academy.

Clemson opened the match by dropping the doubles point. Damiisa Robinson and Goran Sterijovski were defeated at number one doubles by Darius Craton and Dan Friedman 8-6. The No. 17 team of Nathan Thompson and Jarmaine Jenkins were upset by Tim Kofol and Sratha Saengsuwarn 8-6. The Tigers did pick up a doubles victory at the number three position as Brett Twente and Ryan Young downed David Gopstein and Hans Plukas 8-6.

In singles action, 31st-ranked Nathan Thompson was defeated at number one singles by Craton 7-5, 6-2. Sterijovski was able to outlast Friedman at the number two position to win 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Jenkins and Robinson won at numbers three and four in straight set victories over Andrew Lieu and Gopstein respectively. Boetsch dropped the first set to Saengsuwarn at the number five position, but was able to battle back for the three set victory 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. At number six singles, Young continued his winning streak by defeating Kofol 6-3, 7-6. Young, a freshman from Charleston, SC, is a perfect 9-0 in singles action this season. Young also holds a 9-1 record in doubles matches this year.

With the win, Clemson improves to 9-2 on the season. The 27th-ranked Tigers return to action next weekend as they host the Clemson Spring Classic at the Hoke A. Sloan Tennis Center.