March 26, 2004
Clemson, SC — The Clemson Men’s Tennis team fell to 14th-ranked Virginia on Friday afternoon at the Hole Sloan Tennis Center. With the loss, Clemson falls to 16-9 on the season, and 1-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference action. Virginia improves to 16-1 overall, and a league best 5-0 in conference competition.
Clemson began the match by winning the number one doubles match as Nathan Thompson and Jarmaine Jenkins defeated the No. 14 team of Rylan Rizza and Nick Meythaler 8-6. Virginia stormed back to win the doubles point as Doug Stewart and Darrin Cohen downed Damiisa Robinson and Brett Twente 8-4 at the number two doubles match, and Marko Miklo and Stephen Rozek outlasted Goran Sterijovski and Ryan Young 9-7 at the number three position.
Virginia went on to win five of the six singles matches, as Clemson’s only point of the match came as Young rallied from being down a set to defeat Meythaler 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 at the number five spot. Two other matches went to three sets as Stewart downed Thompson 6-3, 5-7, 10-7 at number one singles and Rozek beat Robinson 6-4, 3-6, 3-3 (ret.) at the number four position. At number two singles, Rizza defeated Sterijovski 6-1, 6-3. Miklo downed Jenkins 6-3, 7-6 at number three singles, and Cohen defeated Twente 6-3, 6-0 at the number six position.
Clemson falls to 16-9 overall this season, and 1-3 in ACC action. The Tigers return to action on Sunday when they travel to Durham, NC to face defending ACC Champion Duke at 1 p.m.
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